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ASSISTANT, ASSOCIATE or full PROFESSOR / CRIMINAL JUSTICE - CRIMINOLOGY, 2 TT-T positions / UMKC School of Humanities & Sociai Sciences

University of Missouri - Kansas City
Job Location:
Criminal Justice
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University of Missouri-Kansas City

School of Humanities & Social Sciences


With our vast selection of courses spanning the arts, humanities and sciences, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences offers a diverse educational experience. Analyzing ideas and human experiences from a wide variety of perspectives prepares students for careers in government, law, education, communications, and political organizations.

The Criminal Justice and Criminology department offers B.A. and M.S. degrees in Criminal Justice and Criminology. UMKC's urban location provides excellent opportunities for research and community engagement. Additional information can be found on the department's website:

Job Description

The Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology invites applications for two (2) full-time, tenure-track positions (open rank). Substantive teaching and research areas are open. Responsibilities include:

*        scholarly research/publishing,

*        pursuit of extramural funding,

*        high-quality undergraduate and graduate teaching, and

*        service to students, the School, the university, and the discipline.

Successful candidates will demonstrate commitments to community engagement in research and teaching, and increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education.

For applicants at the rank of Associate or higher, experience or interest in leadership opportunities is encouraged. Priority consideration will be given to candidates with experience in chairing an academic department or equivalent administrative experience.

Minimum Qualifications

*        Qualifications include a Ph.D. by August 1, 2024 in Criminology or a closely related field;

o   Advanced ABDs will be considered for candidates who would be hired at the rank of Assistant Professor.


Salary is negotiable and commensurate with rank, experience, evidence of externally funded research, and credentials.

Application Instructions

For consideration, you must apply online at , click in Academic Positions Job Opening ID ­­­­­­48839.

Please complete the online application form and provide:

*        your cover letter of interest highlighting your career achievements which qualify you for a tenure eligible faculty position

*        a statement of research philosophy and evidence of research if available

*        a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness

*        curriculum vitae

*        any evidence of administrative experience

Please  combine all application materials into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as your resume attachment.  Limit document name to 50 characters and do not include any special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

*        If you are experiencing technical problems during application, please email .

*        For questions about the position, please contact including the Job Identification number 48839 and name of the position.

*        Reasonable accommodations may be requested during the application and recruitment process. If you need an accommodation, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.

Additionally, please arrange to have three professional reference letters sent directly to:

Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology

University of Missouri-Kansas City

5030 Cherry Street, 446 Cherry Hall

Kansas City, MO 64110

We will contact references and request educational transcripts for applicants who progress to the finalist stage.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person's success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement.  This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.
In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Office of Equity & Title IX at 816-235-6910.

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Benefit Eligibility


We offer full healthcare benefits that start day one, generous paid time off, paid winter break, and university education benefits for all 4 UM System campuses for employees and eligible dependents. Visit our Total Rewards page to learn more. 

Also, explore the Total Rewards website to learn more about the rewards package we offer to acknowledge our employees as the university's most important resource.
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