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Follow the application procedures in the announcement. After screening by a search committee, successful candidates will complete an employment application, provided by the university or which can be downloaded as a (.pdf).


Criminal Justice Instructor
Department of Sociology, Social Work,
and Criminal Justice

AA# 45-3-212 AA# 45-3-213

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania invites applications for two temporary, full-time positions beginning August 2014 (AA# 45-3-212 & AA# 45-3-213). Responsibilities include teaching 12 credit hours per semester.  Specialization is open; however, the ability to teach some combination of the following: Introduction to Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice Research Methods (cross-listed with sociology), Criminal Investigations, Police and Society, Victimology, and Criminal Justice Ethics is required.  The program in Criminal Justice is a social science-oriented program housed in the College of Liberal Arts. 

Minimum qualification is a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice or related field from an accredited institution, with a strong academic background.  Juris Doctorate alone is not sufficient.  Applied and/or professional experience in the field and college level teaching experience are strongly preferred.  Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations preferred. Finalists for this position must communicate well and successfully complete a phone interview.  Recommendation for hiring is needed by the majority of the regular, full-time department faculty within the department conducting the search.  Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and criminal background check.  Completing this search is contingent upon available funding. 

For full consideration, application materials should be received by March 7, 2014. Positions will remain open until filled. Application Process: Submit a cover letter addressing your qualifications and experiences for the position, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three academic or professional references, and an unofficial transcript (copies accepted) to: 

Dr. Babak Mohassel,
Chair of Search 45-3-212 & 45-3-213
Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
400 East Second Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania encourages applications from historically under-represented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities and is an AA/EOE Employer.