Assistant Professor of Practice (UPDATED)
Posting Number: req11695
Location: Main Campus
Address: Tucson, AZ USA
Position HighlightsPlease note: This posting has been updated in its Special Instructions section. The School of Sociology at the University of Arizona invites applications for a career-track Assistant Professor of Practice position to teach and provide administrative leadership in our Criminology minor programs beginning August 2023. The School of Sociology offers online and Main Campus minors in Criminology that provide undergraduates at the University of Arizona with education, training, and applied experiences in Criminology-related professions. The primary responsibilities of this academic year (9 month) career-track Assistant Professor of Practice include: teaching core and elective courses in our Criminology minor programs; providing administrative leadership and bringing innovative energy to the Criminology program; promoting student success; and providing and expanding opportunities for professional training that will help students prepare for careers in Criminology-related professions. This 3-year renewable career-track appointment is not eligible for tenure. The School of Sociology supports Inclusive Excellence. Many students in the Criminology programs are first-generation college students, and many come from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. The University of Arizona was the first four-year public university in Arizona recognized as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). As a land-grant HSI, the University is committed to responsibly meeting the educational needs of the vibrant and increasingly diverse communities of Arizona.
This career-track appointment is not eligible for tenure.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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Duties & Responsibilities
Duties and Responsibilities:
Instruction: involves teaching a 3/4 course load during the academic year (Fall/Spring). Courses to be taught include but are not limited to SOC 342 Criminology, SOC 341 Juvenile Delinquency, and Criminology minor elective courses (described here). Additional courses will be developed based on the expertise of the successful candidate. Instruction modalities include both online and in-person courses. Other non-traditional classroom teaching duties may include directing the SOC 393 Internship and SOC 499 Independent Study courses as well as supervising Honors College theses. Summer instruction for additional pay is also possible.
Service: includes providing vision and programmatic leadership for the Criminology programs' continued growth and development. This service includes but is not limited to:
- Promoting the programs on and off campus
- Exploring opportunities to create new Criminology programs in the School of Sociology
- Innovating the Criminology curriculum, keeping it current and in line with employment trends and employers' needs
- Providing mentorship and guidance for students seeking careers in Criminology-related professions
- Working with university and college efforts to recruit students to the Criminology programs and promote the opportunities, events, and accomplishments of our students and faculty
- Developing annual course schedules in collaboration with Director of Undergraduate Studies, School Manager, and School Director
- Working closely with all Criminology instructors, including faculty on the Tenure and Career tracks, adjunct instructors, and Sociology PhD students
- Working with regional employers to identify opportunities for collaborations such as internship placements, service-learning opportunities, and professionalization seminars
- Recruiting adjunct lecturers for Criminology-related courses when needed
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Commitment to innovative leadership and program growth
- Ability and willingness to teach online and in-person courses in the areas of Criminology, Criminal Justice and/or Sociology
- Demonstrated excellence in teaching, student support, mentorship, and career counseling
- Excellent communication skills and commitment to working collaboratively and proactively with teams of faculty, staff, graduate, and undergraduate students
- Willingness to relocate to southern Arizona (if applicable)
- Ph.D. in Sociology, Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society, or related social science or interdisciplinary field by the time of appointment
- Experience using a variety of teaching methods and/or curricular perspectives to respond to the needs of a diverse student body at the undergraduate level
- Experience with curricular/program management
- A proven record of experiences or engagements that advance diversity, equity, and inclusion
Rank: Assistant Professor
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40
Job FTE: 1.0
Work Calendar: Academic
Job Category: Faculty
Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits
Rate of Pay: DOE
Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Number of Vacancies: 1
Contact Information for Candidates
Daniel Martinez firstname.lastname@example.org
Open Until Filled: Yes
Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and Two Additional Documents
Special Instructions to ApplicantDocuments Needed to Apply
- Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Cover Letter (Please include Diversity statement). The statement outlining contributions to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion should:
1. Describe your past, present, and/or future efforts to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the University of Arizona's mission to meet the educational needs of our diverse student populations; and
3. Focus in particular on teaching, though we also welcome examples of this commitment in research and/or service
- Teaching Portfolio, including at a minimum a Statement on Teaching, Examples of Course Syllabi, and Teaching Evaluations
- Names and contact information for three professional referencesThe review process will begin on November 1, 2022.
At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.