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Assistant Professor, Sociologist/Criminologist

The College of Idaho
Job Location:
Caldwell, Idaho

The College of Idaho invites applications for a tenure-track sociologist with expertise in criminology to start in August 2022. This person will serve in a leadership role for the Anthropology/Sociology major and minor, and will also supervise the Criminal Justice Studies minor. Teaching responsibilities include courses such as Criminology and Deviance, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Intersectionality, and Research Methods, with additional criminal justice and sociology courses to be developed in keeping with the candidate’s interests and expertise. The successful candidate will be an active scholar interested in collaborative work with colleagues and undergraduate students. The teaching load is 3-1-3, with a January term between the fall and spring semesters. 

Candidates should hold a PhD in Sociology or Criminology, though we will also consider advanced ABD candidates. A major goal of our Criminal Justice Studies program is to study criminal justice, crime, and deviance from a distinctly liberal arts perspective. We seek a candidate who will engage in high-impact teaching practices (e.g., student involvement in faculty research, internships, interdisciplinary curriculum), and whose research agenda takes an innovative, reform-minded, and/or critical approach to criminal justice institutions. 

Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States as of the expected hire date and throughout the date of the contract without sponsorship from The College of Idaho.

Review of completed applications will begin on October 20th, 2021. Send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and 3 letters of recommendation via email to with Subject: Criminologist Search. 

As part of the statement of teaching philosophy, candidates should articulate a commitment to liberal arts education and demonstrated commitment to representation, inclusion, and equity.

With over 125 years of history, The College of Idaho is a regional and national leader in higher education. The College of Idaho is an inclusive community of exceptional learning that challenges the ambitious and forges pathways to success and purpose.

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