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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

Howard University

The Department of Sociology and Criminology in the College of Arts and Sciences of Howard University invites applications for a one-year, non-tenure track lecturer faculty position to begin August 15,2017. Applicants must have an earned doctorate or be at doctoral candidacy in either criminology, criminal justice, administration of justice, justice studies or juvenile justice.

Job Announcement [pdf]

University of Massachusetts Lowell

The School of Criminology and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts Lowell invites applications for two lecturer positions to teach within its online and on campus programs. The appointment is expected to begin at the start of the Fall 2018 semester, although may be eligible for a start date of January 2018.

Job Announcement [pdf]