Assistant Professor, Sociology - Criminology & Criminal

Posting Date: November 6, 2018

Closing Date: Open until filled

William Paterson University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to serve the large undergraduate Criminology & Criminal Justice major in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, starting September 2019.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Teaching courses in the Criminology & Criminal Justice undergraduate program as well as undergraduate- and/or masters-level classes related to research expertise as needed.
  • Engaged service to the programs served in terms of student mentorship, advisement, curriculum development and assessment, and other important faculty input.
  • Teaching and curriculum development in support of an interdisciplinary program in Urban Science & Society.
  • A robust research agenda advancing to impactful publications and presentations in quality academic venues.



  • Area of specialization in Criminology & Criminal Justice is open, but the successful candidate will also bring expertise that will enhance a new interdisciplinary major in Urban Science & Society. 
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate effective teaching experience, strong research potential, and a commitment to service.
  • A Ph.D. in Sociology, Criminology, or Criminal Justice is required. (A J.D. is not a suitable terminal degree for this position.)  Advanced ABD candidates who meet all other criteria may be considered for appointment at the rank of Instructor; the degree must, however, be completed by time of review for reappointment to a second year in early 2020.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Depending on research area, the successful candidate could also support one or more related interdisciplinary programs such as Africana World Studies, Latin American & Latino Studies, or Women’s & Gender Studies.


Invitation to apply:
Click here to apply

Interested candidates will be prompted to:

•             Complete an application
•             Submit a cover letter & CV
•             Provide names/contacts of three professional references.  

Submission of all documents listed above is required for consideration.

The application process will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  

Please email should you have questions regarding this position.


About William Paterson:

William Paterson University is the third most diverse public university in New Jersey. As a longstanding member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), we have been designated by the US Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs that range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 10,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370-acre suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.

The Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice is proud to serve our diverse student body through undergraduate programs in Sociology and in Criminology & Criminal Justice, as well as through a masters program in Applied Sociology.  The department provides related courses in diverse areas of the University’s Core Curriculum, including in options serving area requirements in Social & Behavorial Sciences, Diversity & Justice, Civic & Community Engagement, and Global Awareness.  Several courses offered by the department support, as well, interdisciplinary major and minor programs in Africana World Studies, Asian Studies, Latin America & Latino Studies, Middle East Studies, Social Justice, and Women’s & Gender Studies, as well as the newly-launched BA program in Urban Science & Society.

The Clery Act (The Jean Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistic Act) requires all institutions of higher learning to make available to prospective employees our agency's Annual Security Report. A copy of this information is available on the University Police Department website at the Clery Act page. A paper copy of this report can be obtained at the University Police Department upon request.

William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.