Tenure-track, Assistant Professor, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Department of Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies  16000001IY 


 The Department of Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Criminal Justice, which will begin on August 1, 2017. 


Successful candidates will possess the following requirements:

  • Ph.D. in criminal justice/criminology or closely related field (ABDs will be considered, but must have completed doctorate before start date); JD degree alone is not acceptable.
  • Ability to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate (masters) levels. The research specialization is open, but must exhibit teaching expertise in quantitative analysis; ability to teach crime analysis and administration of justice is also preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach and conduct research in an interdisciplinary, merged department is preferred
  • Candidates should also be willing to engage in a variety of instructional modalities, including online instruction.
  • Willingness to engage in assisting UTC campus in its ability to reach additional goals as specified by UTC’s Strategic Plan.

 Application Procedures:

Applicants should prepare to submit the following information within our online application system for consideration:

  • Cover letter/letter of interest
  • CV, including up-to-date, personal contact information (i.e., email, phone, etc.)
  • A list of names, addresses, telephone numbers and emails of 3 references
  • Unofficial transcripts for graduate degree(s)

 Review of applicants will begin on January 9, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is an engaged, metropolitan university with opportunities for community partnerships.  We seek candidates who can meaningfully contribute to the intercultural goals and diversity of the university.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is the second largest school in the University of Tennessee System, serving a diverse student body of more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students through five academic colleges. UTC offers a unique blend of private and public school traditions and is a driving force for achieving excellence, embracing diversity, inspiring positive change, and enriching the community. Since its founding as Chattanooga University in 1886, UTC has developed a reputation for excellence build on an unusual blend of the private and public traditions of American higher education. For more than 83 years, the university was a private school. In 1969, UTC became part of the state university system. Today, UTC is on a journey to excellence – boldly embracing a passion for excellence in all things and focused on changing lives and transforming communities. The UTC commitment—each and every day—is to earn the trust and confidence of those we serve. Our goal is to make a difference in our community and in the lives of our students.

 Chattanooga, the fourth largest city in the state, is located in Southeast Tennessee near the border of Georgia at the junction of four interstate highways. The city has received national recognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown and redevelopment of its riverfront. Chattanooga also has the fastest internet in the country. Home to the first Gig Internet in the United States, Chattanooga has a 100% fiber network that links every home and business in a 600-square mile area. Companies like Unum, McKee, U.S. Xpress, Volkswagen, Coke United and Amazon.com have chosen to set up shop in Chattanooga. Attractions such as the Tennessee Aquarium, Lookout Mountain, Civil War battlefield sites, the African American Museum, and the Appalachian Trail bring thousands of people to the area, as do events like the Riverbend Festival, Nightfall, Jazzanooga, the Creative Discovery Museum for Children, and the Southern Writers Conference.

 Chattanooga is the home to the seven-time NCAA Southern Conference Football Champions, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mocs.  People who love the outdoors use Chattanooga as a base for hang-gliding, bass fishing, mountain climbing and caving expeditions; the beautiful Smoky Mountains and Tennessee River support the greatest variety of flora of any area in the United States. Chattanooga also has a long and rich past with regard to diversity, which includes Native American heritage, Civil War history, and the Civil Rights movement. Chattanooga is also just a two hour (or less) drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville, and Birmingham.


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