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 Subject : Assistant Professor of Justice Studies (job ad).. 01/31/2018 02:14:20 PM 
Adam Messinger
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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.

About Northeastern Illinois University

Founded in 1867, Northeastern Illinois University enrolls about 9,000 students through the College of Arts and Sciences, the Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education, the College of Business and Management and the College of Graduate Studies and Research. Northeastern is regarded as the most diverse public comprehensive university in the Midwest and is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. Northeastern offers more than 40 undergraduate degree and certificate programs and more than 50 graduate degree, certificate, licensure and endorsement programs.

Northeastern's Main Campus is located on 67 acres in a residential area on the Northwest Side of Chicago. The University has three additional locations in the metropolitan area: the Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies, El Centro and the Center for College Access and Success. Northeastern also is a founding member of the University Center of Lake County consortium campus in suburban Lake County, north of Chicago. Read more about Northeastern Illinois University at

This tenure-track position begins August 15, 2018. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2018 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. Maria De La Torre
Associate Professor
Justice Studies Department
College of Arts and Sciences
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
Attn: Justice Studies Search
Chicago, IL 60625-4699

Electronic submissions can be sent to [email protected].

For additional information about the Justice Studies Department go to:

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's positions are contingent upon the University's receipt of its State of Illinois appropriation.

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