Two Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions – Criminology, Law and Society

Position Information

Position Information

Department Criminology, Law & Society
Alternate Department Description
Criminal Background Check Standard Background Check
Motor Vehicle Background Check No
Restricted Position? No, is eligible for layoff or severance benefits.
Job Category Instructional or Research Faculty
Role (State) Job Title Two Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions – Criminology, Law and Society
Working Title Two Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions – Criminology, Law and Society
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number F7661z
Recruit Number Faculty - 7155
Working Hours
Location Fairfax, VA
Other Location
Pay Band
Salary Commensurate with education and experience.
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Two Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions – Criminology, Law and Society

The George Mason University Department of Criminology, Law and Society invites applicants for two full-time, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor positions to start August 2018. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

The Department of Criminology, Law and Society is a multidisciplinary unit that offers degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. Our graduate program balances theory, empirical research, and policy applications. Our undergraduate program has concentrations in law and society, criminal justice, and homeland security.

Responsibilities :

The department is seeking candidates with significant accomplishments in research, teaching and service. Responsibilities include:

  • Active research in any area(s) of criminology, criminal justice, and law and society that complement existing strengths of the department;
  • Teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels;
  • Mentoring and supervising graduate student research;
  • Providing service to the department, college and university by participation on faculty committees; and
  • Providing professional service and contributions to consultancies and individuals outside the university.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in a relevant field of study (applicants nearing the completion of their doctorate will be considered);
  • Strongly committed to teaching in a multidisciplinary undergraduate and graduate program with strong evidence of teaching effectiveness; and
  • Demonstrated significant promise in scholarly research and extramural grant activity.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals and high-quality refereed journals; and
  • Established research agenda with an active line of sustainable, externally funded research.

George Mason has become an internationally ranked research university that as of Fall 2016 achieved the Carnegie Classification of “highest research activity” or what is often called an “R1” school. More information on the department and the research activities of the faculty and various research centers is available at

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F7661z at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, and no more than three representative research articles. Also, three letters of recommendation should be sent directly from the provider, either through e-mail to; or via USPS mail to:

Ms. Sharon Corradino
Criminology, Law, and Society
George Mason University
4400 University Drive, MS 4F4
Fairfax, VA 22030

For full consideration, please apply by October 18, 2017. Inquiries about the position can be addressed to the department chair, David Wilson, at

For Full Consideration, Apply by: October 18, 2017
Posting Date 09/20/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Telework Friendly? Yes
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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV
  3. Publication/Materials
Optional Documents