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Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Anderson University invites applications for a full-time, nine-month position to serve as Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, with faculty rank commensurate with qualifications and experience. This role is a full-time on-campus position based on the university’s main campus in Anderson, South Carolina, with an expected start date of August 2024.

Anderson University (AU) is an innovative, entrepreneurial, premier, comprehensive, liberal arts university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. The university seeks candidates with a strong Christian value system, lifestyle, and commitment to integrating faith and learning.

A master’s degree in criminal justice is required; a PhD in Criminal Justice is preferred; ABDs will be considered. Experience teaching at the undergraduate level is preferred. Experience working within an accredited law enforcement forensics lab or crime scene unit is preferred. Screening will begin immediately and continue until the job is filled. Faculty rank and status will be determined at the time of appointment based on degrees, experience, and record of scholarship.

Building on a liberal arts foundation, the School of Public Service and Administration offers majors in Criminal Justice and Emergency Services Management. The department also offers master’s degrees in public service and administration, and criminal justice. The ideal candidate will have a specialization in forensics and criminal investigations. Criminal Justice faculty maintain a teaching load of 24 credit hours per academic year, advise, and contribute with service.

AU is one of just a handful of universities in the world to receive Apple’s Distinguished School recognition four times. In addition to being named as one of the best Southeastern Colleges by the Princeton Review, AU was ranked by U.S News & World Report as the #2 Regional College in the South with a Strong Commitment to Teaching. We are located in South Carolina’s Upstate region, a growing and thriving community with award-winning public schools and convenient access to major cities and year-round outdoor recreation. We seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber who are active in the scholarship of teaching, discovery, application, and integration of their Christian faith in the classroom.

This is an on-site, in-person role. Applicants must submit a cover letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial copies of their relevant graduate coursework, and an AU faculty application to:

Dr. Chuck Williamson, Dean
School of Public Service and Administration
Anderson University
316 Boulevard
Anderson, SC 29621

About our Commitment to Diversity

Anderson University is a private Christian institution of higher education committed to developing a diverse campus and culture that is reflective of God’s Kingdom and biblical unity. Anderson University does not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, pregnancy, disability, age, religion, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other basis on which the University is prohibited from discrimination under applicable local, state, or federal law, in its employment or in the provision of its services, including but not limited to its programs and activities, admissions, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other University-administered programs.

The dedicated faculty and staff of Anderson University are committed to assuring a Christ-centered educational environment of excellence. In order to fulfil its religious tenets, and as recognized by law, those seeking employment at the University must be of the Christian faith and agree to respect and not undermine the University’s mission, values, vision, and Statement of Faith. Inquiries related to our commitment to diversity may be directed to