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Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Open Instructor Position to Begin January 2022

The University of South Carolina invites applications for one full-time, non-tenure track instructor position in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice to begin January 2022.  Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses, advising undergraduate students, directing undergraduate student research as needed, providing service to the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at USC-Columbia, and keeping up with new and developing knowledge and issues in the field.  The position is a non-tenure track, 9-month appointment with a teaching load of 8 courses for the academic year.  While some instructional assignments may include distance delivery, instructors must be available for on-campus courses in Columbia. Applicants must hold a master’s or Ph.D. degree in criminology, criminal justice, or a closely related field or a J.D. at the time of appointment.  Applicants must be capable of teaching introductory and upper-division courses, and preference will be given to expertise in at least one area that will complement the existing strengths of the Department.  Commitment to excellence in teaching and fostering student learning is expected, and experience as a professional in the field is a plus. This is an annual appointment that may be renewed, contingent upon satisfactory performance, departmental needs, and the availability of funding. 

The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice is highly committed to both undergraduate and graduate instruction, offering programs leading to bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. degrees.  For more information about the Department, please visit  

The University of South Carolina System ( is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse, engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice seeks applicants from diverse backgrounds whose teaching, mentoring, and research will enhance the learning experience of individuals from historically underrepresented backgrounds. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

How to Apply

All applicants must apply online at USCJobs at A complete application includes a curriculum vita, three letters of recommendation, and a letter that describes teaching interests, experiences, and abilities. 

For full consideration, complete applications must be received no later than October 25, 2021.

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