Associate Professor - Security Studies - Criminal Justice & Criminology

University of Massachusetts Lowell

The Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell seeks to fill one interdisciplinary position in Security Studies at the rank of Associate Professor for September, 2013. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in a field relevant to Security Studies, Criminal Justice, or Criminology. Candidates must demonstrate a significant record of high quality independent scholarship and publications in the form of books or respected peer-reviewed journals. Applicants must provide evidence of being able to teach courses and play a leading role in the university's MA and MS program in Security Studies. Concentrations within this degree program include international security, homeland security, industrial & economic security, critical infrastructure protection, cybersecurity, and weapons of mass destruction. The successful applicant will also have the opportunity to teach and mentor students in the International track of the Ph.D. program in Criminal Justice & Criminology, and in the Security and Human Rights concentration of the new interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Global Studies. Candidates with research interests in International Security Studies, Homeland Security or Comparative Justice are strongly encouraged to apply. Tenure on entry will be considered for appropriately qualified candidates.

Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology
The department has 18 tenured and tenure-track faculty with a blending of senior and junior colleagues. The faculty has expertise in a wide range of topics in criminology and criminal justice and extensive research and scholarly productivity. We offer a Bachelor of Science, a Master of Arts, graduate level certificates in six specialized areas, and a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice and Criminology. We also house an interdisciplinary M.A./M.S. degree in Security Studies, a Center for Security Research & Technologies, and an Institute for Crime, Justice & Mental Health. Faculty in the department also teach courses and mentor students in the interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Global Studies program within the College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

The department currently enrolls over 1200 students across its programs. We will be moving into a new Social and Health Sciences building with state of the art offices, classrooms, and technology in spring, 2013.
The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

-Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or field relevant to Security Studies or Criminal Justice & Criminology.
-Significant record of quality scholarship and publications in highly ranked, peer-reviewed journals.
-Demonstrated excellence in teaching in areas relevant to Security Studies or Criminal Justice & Criminology.
-The ability to work effectively with diverse groups.

-A significant record of externally funded research preferred
-Experience working with PhD students
-Relevant professional experience
-Ability to obtain a U.S. security clearance

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.

Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, names and contact information for three references.