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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - Criminology & Criminal Justice

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Randolph College Incorporated - Lynchburg, VA
Doctorate Degree


Assistant Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice


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Randolph College seeks a scholar of criminology or criminal justice with a PhD in criminology, criminal justice, or a closely related field (or anticipated completion prior to July 2024) for a tenure-track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor in a new major in Criminology and Criminal Justice. Date of employment is July 2024; report date is mid-August. The ideal candidate must be able to teach a broad range of undergraduate courses in Criminology and Criminal Justice and work effectively with partners in other departments. An emphasis on racial justice in a criminology/criminal justice context is highly valued.


Responsibilities include teaching in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, academic advising, service to the college including committee work, and an active scholarly agenda. Tenure-track faculty teach six courses per academic year, typically three per semester. The College’s innovative TAKE2 curriculum includes 4 seven-week sessions in an academic year, allowing students to sharpen their focus with immersive learning, gain life balance with a more flexible schedule, and, most importantly, thrive within a supportive, student-centered environment. Resources for professional and teaching development are available.


We are especially interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service, and demonstrate evidence and commitment to student-centered and inclusive teaching practices.


Randolph College, founded as Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, is in Lynchburg Virginia at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Randolph College has a longstanding reputation for excellence in teaching and an appreciation for and commitment to diversity. Randolph was recognized as one of the nation’s best and most interesting institutions in the 2022 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges and was recently ranked 12th in the nation for most accessible professors by the Princeton Review.


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Please submit the following application materials in a single pdf document :

  • A letter of application

  • A curriculum vitae

  • A statement of teaching philosophy

  • A statement of research interests

  • A diversity statement (addressing how your teaching, service, and/or scholarly pursuits contribute to an inclusive and diverse community)

  • The names of three professional references, from whom letters may be obtained upon request

  • Unofficial transcripts

  • A sample syllabus


Applications received by November 27th, 2023 will receive priority. The Randolph community values and supports diversity and an inclusive environment. We are particularly interested in hiring candidates who will enrich the diversity of our campus. Randolph is an EOE employer.