Assistant/Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice

Simpson College, A private, nationally recognized college grounded in the liberal arts tradition and affiliated with the United Methodist Church invites nominates and applications for the position of assistant or associate professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice.  This is a tenure track position.  Teaching responsibilities include core courses in the undergraduate criminal justice major and the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice degree program.  The successful applicant will also develop courses in their area of expertise.

Simpson College encourages innovative teaching and seeks colleagues who will help students of all ages develop critical intellectual skills, nurture values which foster personal worth and individuality for living lives of leadership within a creative, diverse and just community.  The main campus in located 12 miles south of Des Moines, IA.

The position begins August 20, 2013 and requires a PhD.  Applicants with professional experience in the Criminal Justice field will be given preference.  Candidates for the position should demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching and a willingness to engage students in scholarship.  Faculty members at Simpson College are expected to participate in faculty governance, student advising, new student recruitment and in other ways that support the mission of the college. 

Submit application letter, curriculum vita, evidence of effective teaching, transcripts, and three letters of reference to:

Dr. Lora Friedrich, Chair
Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
Simpson College
701 N C Street
Indianola, IA 50125

Or by e-mail to

Candidate review will begin on January 20, 2013 and will remain open until the position is filled.  It is the policy and practice of Simpson College to provide equal educational and employment opportunities foe all.  We specifically encourage applications from women, minorities, and persons living with disabilities.

Posting Date: 12/6/12

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