Assistant Professor of Justice Studies
The Justice Studies Department seeks well-qualified candidates who focus on 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, including community organizing for social justice, advocacy for marginalized communities, and citizen involvement in just policy creation. The person chosen will also be expected to teach some required justice studies courses. We are particularly interested in candidates who can teach a writing-in-the-discipline course focused on inequalities.
The Justice Studies Department has a strong focus on social justice at the local and global levels, including studies of social inequality, violence, immigration, human rights and transformative justice. Critical criminology is a strong component of the curriculum. Candidates must be able to work in a culturally diverse environment; have a related critical scholarly research agenda; and have a commitment to working with groups outside of the academy.
Required qualifications: Ph.D. in a social science or related field, and a strong commitment to teaching, scholarship, and service.
Northeastern Illinois University is a comprehensive state university of just over 9,000 commuter students located on a 67-acre campus in a residential neighborhood on the northwest side of Chicago, with several outreach campuses in the metropolitan area. Along with quality academic programming consistent with the University’s mission of excellence and access, the University is known for its support of the fine arts, global educational opportunities, a strong track record in receiving external grant funding, and leadership in teacher preparation and education. NEIU is nationally recognized as having one of the most ethnically diverse student bodies in the Midwest, and it is a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) under Title V of the Higher Education Act (as reissued under the Higher Education Opportunities Act of 2008). The main campus has recently added a residential life component. The Chicago area offers a wide range of research opportunities related to social justice and inequality.
Northeastern Illinois University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from Women, Minorities, Veterans, and Persons with Disabilities, as well as other qualified individuals. Northeastern Illinois University positions are contingent upon the University's receipt of its State of Illinois appropriation.
This tenure-track position begins August 15, 2017. Review of applications will begin November 1st and continue until the position is filled.
Submit the following:
a letter of application
official copies of all university transcripts
a curriculum vitae with current e-mail address
statement of teaching philosophy
a research plan
a sample of scholarly writing
a sample syllabus
teaching evaluations (if available)
three letters of reference (at least one addressing teaching effectiveness).
Address your submission to:
Dr. Cris Toffolo
Chair, Justice Studies Department College of Arts and Sciences Northeastern Illinois University 5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
Attn: Justice Studies Search Chicago, IL 60625-4699. 773-442-4761
Electronic submissions can be sent to C-Toffolo@neiu.edu.
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