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Tenure-Track Faculty, Justice and Peace Studies and Criminal Justice
The University of St. Thomas

Date Posted Jul. 30, 2019
Title Tenure-Track Faculty, Justice and Peace Studies and Criminal Justice
University The University of St. Thomas
St. Paul, MN, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate Professor
    Assistant Professor
  • Sociology - Crime, Justice & Law
    Sociology - General

Tenure-Track Faculty, Justice and Peace Studies and Criminal Justice

The Justice and Peace Studies program and the Criminal Justice program at the University of St. Thomas are seeking committed candidates with strong teaching ability, community engagement experience, and a creative scholarly agenda for a new tenure-track dual appointment to begin September 2020.

The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our mission: Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good.

The ideal candidate will show evidence, in his/her scholarly work and teaching, of an interest in and ability to bring diverse academic perspectives to bear on questions of public policy and criminal justice reforms; for example, restorative justice and other interdisciplinary themes.

Justice and Peace Studies, through an interdisciplinary curriculum, prepare students to work for cooperative social change in a world of diverse cultures and worldviews. A distinctive feature of our program is our pedagogy of experiential and engaged learning, which we call the "Circle of Praxis" that integrates theory, critical analysis and action.

The Criminal Justice Program educates students on criminological theories, concepts, and research methods while providing a comprehensive overview of the U.S. Criminal Justice System. The program prepares students for employment in areas such as local and federal law enforcement, legal advocacy, corrections, and social justice work related to the criminal justice system.

A PhD in peace studies, criminology, sociology, or other related fields is preferred, but ABD will be considered. The ideal candidate will have experience in both higher education teaching and grassroots community engagement, in a global or local setting. In addition to strong scholarship and teaching, the candidate will demonstrate capacity to take initiative, develop and implement social justice programming, oversee student internships in the field, and grow sustainable relationships with community partners.Candidates for this position must have academic expertise in public policy and the criminal justice system as well as strong community engagement experience.

For full consideration, materials should be submitted by October 10, 2019. Screening interviews will be conducted and may be followed by a campus visit. Applicants should apply online at and copy/paste a cover letter detailing teaching interests and research agenda, a one-page teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and evidence of teaching effectiveness.

Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and is Minnesota’s largest private university. Its 10,000 students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs.

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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