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Tenure-Track Faculty - Department of Sociology, Criminology, and Criminal Justice/Founding Director, PhD program in Organization Development & Change

Sacred Heart University
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As the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England, and one of the fastest-growing private doctoral institutions in the U.S., Sacred Heart University is a national leader in shaping higher education for the 21st century. SHU offers nearly 90 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs on its Fairfield, Conn., campus. Sacred Heart also has a campus in Dingle, Ireland, and offers online programs. More than 10,000 students attend the University's nine colleges and schools: Arts & Sciences; Communication, Media & the Arts; Social Work; Computer Science & Engineering; Health Professions; the Isabelle Farrington College of Education & Human Development; the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology; the Dr. Susan L. Davis, R.N., & Richard J. Henley College of Nursing; and St. Vincent's College. Sacred Heart stands out from other Catholic institutions as it was established and led by laity. The contemporary Catholic university is rooted in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition and the liberal arts, and at the same time cultivates students to be forward thinkers who enact change-in their own lives, professions and in their communities. The Princeton Review includes SHU in its Best 388 Colleges-2023 Edition, and Best Business Schools-2023 Edition. Sacred Heart is home to the award-winning, NPR-affiliated radio station, WSHU, a Division I athletics program and an impressive performing arts program that includes choir, band, dance and theatre.

The Department of Sociology, Criminology, and Criminal Justice at Sacred Heart University (SHU) seeks applicants for a Tenure Track Assistant or Associate Professor and founding Director of the PhD program in Organization Development and Change. This is a 12-month position, with a scheduled start of May 2024.

A demonstrable commitment to program leadership, teaching (including successful chairing of doctoral dissertations), research, student advisement, and social justice is strongly preferred. Candidates must display an appreciation of interdisciplinary approaches to the discipline of organization development and change and have broad training in the liberal arts and social/behavioral sciences.

While the area of expertise is open, the successful candidate will have the ability to teach a range of courses. Expertise or interest in teaching advanced research methodology courses is highly desired.


  • Ph.D. in Organization Development and Change, or a related field.
  • Academic credentials commensurate with appointment to the rank of assistant professor or in exceptional cases as associate professor.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach doctoral level research methods courses (quantitative and/or qualitative).
  • Successful new program development experience and experience in directing an academic program.
  • Ability to actively promote a culture of inclusion and belonging and participate in developmental activities related to diversity, equity and inclusion that are consistent with "Stronger Together" as described in the Office for Inclusive Excellence's Mission and Vision statements.

Application Instructions

Qualified candidates should submit: 1) letter of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of teaching philosophy, 4) statement of research program, 5) examples of syllabi from courses taught, and 6) examples of student evaluations. Three current letters of recommendation will be required if selected for a screening interview. Electronic submission of application materials online only. Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Any questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Todd Matthews, Chair and Associate Professor,

Sacred Heart University is a space that respects and embraces differences, recognizes the unique contributions that individuals can make, and creates a community that maximizes the potential of all faculty and staff. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from qualified candidates who reflect the wider world in which we live.
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