Visiting Asst Prof of CJ-Hartwick College

TheDepartment of Sociology at Hartwick College invites applications for a full-time, 3-year term/visiting appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor starting in August 2020, pending final administrative approval. We seek candidates with strong passion for teaching as well as significant field and/or practical experience to teach the general range of undergraduate criminal justice and criminology courses. There also will be opportunities to develop specialty courses in the successful candidate’s area of expertise. Minimum qualifications include an MA in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Public Policy, MPA or related discipline by the time of appointment. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to integrate their professional experience into their coursework and teaching.

Teaching load will average 20 semester credit hours or their equivalent per academic year, and all faculty members teach during the College’s distinctive four-week January Term. The successful candidate must be committed to excellence and innovation in undergraduate teaching and working closely with students in a small college environment. Committee service within the department and academic advising also are requirements of the position.

An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1200 full-time undergraduates, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority, and seeks to recruit, retain and promote a diverse workforce.  Located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, NY, near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, the College is developing initiatives to assure that each student develops intellectual and practical capacities to do good in the world and live a good life. Hartwick features a Liberal Arts in Practice general education curriculum and aspires to “be the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning.”

Hartwick offers health benefits to domestic partners of employees and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression.  Hartwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to broadening “the understanding, awareness, and appreciation of diversity among all members of the Hartwick community.” Candidates are invited to review Hartwick College’s Diversity Statement.

Additional information about Hartwick (an institutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research) and the Department may be found on our web site at

Hartwick College is also committed to providing a safe and secure educational environment. Candidates to whom an offer of employment is made will be required to sign a Release of Information Form authorizing a thorough background check.

To apply, please send:

  • a cover letter specifying the position you are applying for and addressing teaching philosophy, teaching interests, and commitments to diversity;
  • a curriculum vitae including contact information for three professional letters of reference;
  • evidence of teaching excellence.

The letter should be addressed to Professors Ryan Ceresola and Laurel Elder, Search Co-Chairs, and all materials must be sent electronically to with Visiting Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice in the subject line. Review of applications will begin on February 7th, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

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