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Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Employment Opportunities

We provide students a strong foundation in the liberal arts and the social sciences that prepares them to address the challenges of crime in society as criminal justice professionals, researchers and educators. Here is a sample of recent job postings that our students are uniquely qualified for.

Practitioner Positions

Gainesville Florida Police Department

The Gainesville Florida Police Department is actively seeking diversified candidates to serve their community. They will be testing each month for non-certified police officers (applicants needing "sponsorship" for the police academy), certified police officers, and candidates seated in a State of Florida police academy (at the time of testing). Visit their website for a listing of application deadlines and testing dates.

DeKalb County Police Officer

DeKalb County is currently looking for police officers ( Minimum requirements include: at least 20 years of age, US citizen, no felony or domestic violence convictions, high school diploma or GED, valid driver's license, honorable discharge (if Veteran), good physical and mental health, and good moral character. For more information about the salary and benefits see the flyer [pdf] or contact DeKalb County Police Department Background & Recruiting Unit at (770) 724-7445.

Richland County Government

Richland County Government is looking for both detention officers (PDF flyer) and EMTs (PDF flyer). If you have additional questions, please contact T. Dwight Hanna, IPMA-CP, CBP, SPHR-SCP, CCP, Director of Human Resources, Richland County Government, at


Academic Positions

University of Central Florida

The Department of Criminal Justice in the College of Health and Public Affairs invites applicants for a faculty appointment at the lecturer rank to begin in Fall 2018. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to contribute to the department's core areas of law enforcement, corrections, and/or juvenile justice, as well as contribute to methods/statistics.

Job Announcement [pdf]

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is currently hiring a tenure-track, Assistnt Professor to join their facility in the Department of Criminal Justice. Their department houses 2 Masters programs in Criminal Justice (MA and MSCJ), as well as a Ph.D. program with cohorts of 4-5 students per year. The area of expertise and methodological preferences desired for this position are open, though candidates with statistical expertise are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Application

American University

The Department of Justice, Law, and Criminology (JLC) in the School of Public Affairs at American University invites applications for a two-year full-time, postdoctoral fellow at the rank of Professional Lecturer beginning August 1, 2018 and ending August 31, 2020. Applicants should have a Ph.D. or an anticipated Ph.D. completion by August 2018 in the field of criminology, criminal justice, or a related field.

Job Announcement [pdf]

Appalachian State University

The Criminal Justice Program in the Department of Government and Justice Studies at Appalachian State University has an opening for a Visiting Assistant Professor, starting August 2018. The areas of specialization are open, but with a specific need for the court system and criminal law/procedure.

Job Application

Northeastern Illinois University

The Justice Studies Department at Northeastern Illinois University, located in Chicago, is currently accepting applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor. Candidates should have an intersectional understanding of gender, class, race/ethnic, and other inequalities, and how these identities and subject positions relate to the criminal justice system. We seek candidates with a demonstrated ability to involve students in the community and help them develop practical skills related to citizen engagement, and we are particularly interested in candidates who can teach a writing-in-the-discipline course focused on inequalities.

Job Announcement [pdf]

Indiana University-Bloomington

The Department of Criminal Justice at Indiana University-Bloomington invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position, beginning in August of 2018. The person hired will teach 2 undergraduate courses each semester. They are especially seeking candidates who can teach courses focused on race, crime and justice.

Job Application

Miami University

Miami University is looking for a Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor in criminal justice to begin fall of 2018. Teaching duties include a variety of face-to-face and online undergraduate courses, including introduction to criminal justice, corrections, criminology, and others as needed. Additional duties include providing general advising to undergraduates.

Job Announcement [pdf]