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Assistant Professor of Criminology, Department of Sociology and Anthropology (Tenure Track)

St. John's College
Kew Gardens, New York
Closing date
Apr 27, 2024

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Position Type
Full Time
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Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Assistant Professor of Criminology, Tenure Track

Full-time Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Criminology

The Institution

St. John's established in 1870, has three New York City campuses; a graduate center in Hauppauge, NY; international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University's outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John's University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations.

Commitment to Inclusion

A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission. As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John's is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community. We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution. As noted in our Vision Statement, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world.

Division/Department Information

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology in the St. John's College of Arts and Sciences at St. John's University is seeking applicants for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor, to begin in Fall 2021. Founded in 1870, St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (SJC) is the foundation of and oldest division at St. John's University. For more information visit

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers a master's program of Criminology & Justice to a diverse body of students as well as undergraduate and graduate M.A. level programs in Sociology, and undergraduate programs in Anthropology and Social Work. The Department's faculty are highly devoted to students while maintaining an active research agenda and presence in the regional, national and international academic community; moreover, faculty is committed to antiracist scholarship and practices. For more information about the department, visit

The Criminology & Justice M.A. program at St. John's has a global, critical, and interdisciplinary perspective. Combining theory and practical application, the program is invested in develop students' critical thinking and analytical skills necessary for further graduate study, research or teaching, policy research and practice, and employment in government departments, criminal justice agencies, legal settings, and nonprofit organizations. Alumni of the program hold positions in a variety of professional arenas and attend top tier doctoral programs and law schools. The program has been actively committed to supporting the University's mission locally, regionally and globally. For more information about the MA in Criminology & Justice, visit

The Program's Commitment to Diversity and Excellence

The department is eager to attract candidates that represent the rich diversity of the students we proudly serve in the New York Metropolitan area. In addition, we seek candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


As a tenure-track Assistant Professor, the new hire is expected to maintain an active record of publications and scholarship, teach a variety of Criminology courses at the graduate and undergraduate level, advise students, and contribute to the continued growth of the Criminology & Justice Program and the development of the department, college and university community.


Applicants for the tenure-track Assistant Professor position should hold a PhD in Criminology or Sociology from an accredited institution at the time of appointment (Fall 2024). The areas of expertise are open, with preference for the following: Digital Criminology, Policing at the Intersections of Gender & Race, Conviction & Rehabilitation, Critical Race Criminology, Decolonization Criminology, Feminist Criminology, Convict Criminology, and/or Restorative Justice & Peacemaking Criminology. A demonstrated record of research and publications, and a genuine interest in teaching, student mentoring and service are preferred.

Application Process

Please send a letter of application addressing teaching and research philosophy in a mission-based institution that values diversity, equity, and inclusion; curriculum vitae; an example of scholarship; and arrange to have three (3) letters of reference sent electronically to Yue Zhuo at

The review of applications will begin on January 22, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions may be directed to Michael Indergaard, Chair, Sociology and Anthropology Department at

St. John's University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. I understand that any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John's University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education.

In compliance with NYC's Pay Transparency Act, the annual salary range for this position is $75,000 - $81,000. St. John's University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

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