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Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

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Department: Coll of Arts, Hum, Soc Science
Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Stanislaus - Stockton
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Social Sciences, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time

Faculty Employment Opportunity


Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice:  The Department of Criminal Justice invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor.  The person appointed to this position will teach in the area of Juvenile Justice, including undergraduate courses such as At Risk Youth, Juvenile Corrections, Juvenile Justice, Violence against Children, and Youth Mentoring at our Turlock and Stockton campuses.  Teaching duties may also include undergraduate and graduate level courses on criminological theory, research methods, social justice, and electives related to the candidate’s specific research interests, and courses that incorporate service learning activities.  Additional duties include advising of Turlock and Stockton-based majors; building program-relevant relations in the community including counselors and faculty at local junior colleges and professionals who can assist in cultivating service learning opportunities, and other service to the Department, College, University, and community.  Successful candidates will have research interests in areas related to juvenile justice.

The person appointed to this position will join a large and dynamic department that values excellent teaching with an emphasis on critical thinking and communication; strong scholarship with regional, national, and international implications; service learning, and a strong commitment to serving the educational needs of a diverse student body.  Effective teaching, scholarly productivity, and service to the Department, College, University, or community are required for retention, promotion, and tenure.  This is an academic year appointment.  There is a strong potential for additional Summer Session teaching if desired.  This position is contingent upon availability of authorized funding. 


A Ph.D. in Criminal Justice or a related field is required at the time of appointment.  Other minimum qualifications include experiences with teaching at the university level and working with diverse student populations in regard to ethnicity, race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, physical or emotional disabilities, and socioeconomics.


A candidate’s consideration will be enhanced by evidence of: scholarly promise, expertise in juvenile justice, experience overseeing service learning activities, and service to a university or community. Preference will be given to candidates who have expertise in contributing to the community-focused participatory action and research emphasis of our new Community Equity Research Center.



A complete application is required for consideration and must include:  an application letter, specifically addressing the position description and qualifications; unofficial copies of graduate transcripts; and a professional resume, including the names, email addresses, telephone numbers of three professional or academic references, and a diversity statement.  Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.  

To apply for this position, please click the "Apply Now" button on this page.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

Dr. Phyllis B. Gerstenfeld, Department Chair
Department of Criminal Justice
California State University, Stanislaus
One University Circle 
Turlock, CA  95382

Screening of completed applications will begin on November 15, 2021. This position will remain open until filled. This appointment is scheduled to begin on August 15, 2022.

An application must include a statement of your demonstrated commitment to working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds in addition to any other required documents as indicated above.


CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.  As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package.


The Department of Criminal Justice offers BA and MA degrees in Criminal Justice.  Our faculty have a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds and research interests, including considerable interest in international issues, and our students are offered five distinct concentrations.  The department is committed to working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, racial, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and socioeconomic backgrounds.  The department faculty understand the challenges faced by underrepresented individuals, and the need for all students and faculty to work to create an equitable and inclusive environment for all.  The department faculty are also strong advocates for the core values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.  To learn more about us, visit our Web site at catoid=28&ent_oid=1359.


California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion – one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West’s No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

CSU Stanislaus values shared governance: Handbook statement on shared governance



The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. You can learn more about federal equal employment opportunity protections by accessing the Department of Labor’s notices: 

Individuals with disabling conditions who require accommodation during the recruitment process may contact the ADA Coordinator at (209) 667-3159.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.



The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse And Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.



In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, Stanislaus State annually posts the Campus Security Report. The annual report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Stanislaus State; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, and sexual assault. You can obtain a copy of this report at:

Or you may request a printed copy by calling: (209) 667-3572; fax: (209) 664-7011; or email:

Information regarding campus security reports at other locations can be found at:



The university requires a criminal and/or child abuse background check to be completed for many of its new employees, current employees seeking promotional or transfer opportunities, and current employees assigned new duties. Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position. Failure to consent to any background check will disqualify an applicant from further consideration. Additionally, an applicant who fails to provide the necessary information or who provides false or misleading information may also be disqualified from further consideration. Later discovery of false or misleading information related to the background check may result in the offer of employment being withdrawn or subject the employee to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.

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