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College of Arts and Sciences - Professor and Chair - Department of Criminal Justice - F1651P

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Job Location:
Birmingham, Alabama
Criminal Justice
School/College: College of Arts and Sciences

Assignment Category

Rank: Professor

Tenure Status: Tenured

Payroll Status: Faculty 9

Job Description

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB) seeks an innovative, visionary, and inclusive leader to Chair the Department of Criminal Justice. The Department trains students in criminal justice, forensic science, computer forensics, and pre-law, and offers multiple degree programs, including a B.S. in Criminal Justice, B.S. in Digital Forensics, M.S. in Criminal Justice, and M.S. in Forensic Sciences.  The department has about 350 undergraduate majors, 25 graduate students, and 13 full-time faculty members. More information about the Department can be found at  

The successful candidate will be an accomplished scholar with administrative experience, experience with external research funding, and a vision to lead a department that emphasizes research excellence, quality undergraduate and graduate instruction, and community engagement.  Appointment at the full professor level with tenure is expected.

UAB is a Carnegie Foundation designated "Research University-Very High Research Output." With over 21,000 students and 2,200 full-time faculty members, UAB ranks in the top 15 public universities for federal research funding and is the major teaching-research university in the state. Interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching is prominent, and the Department of Criminal Justice collaborates closely with multiple units across campus. UAB ranks in the top ten nationally for student diversity, with over one hundred countries represented on campus. Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama and offers a vibrant cultural community with a wide array of recreational opportunities.

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) treasures the rich diversity of our student body and we are committed to their success.  Members of the CAS community are expected to reflect our value for inclusive excellence in both our work and learning environment as well as in our efforts to serve and engage the community.

To apply, please upload a cover letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references. Questions may be directed to Dr. Robert Blanton, Search Committee Chair, at Review of applications will begin November 10, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. 

Required Qualifications

A doctoral degree in criminal justice, criminology, sociology, or a related field is required.

Open Date: 09/07/2021

EEO Statement

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

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