Social Work and Criminal Justice, University of Washington Tacoma

Position ID:UWT-Social Work and Criminal Justice-CJPROF [#9539]
Position Title: Associate or Full Professor in Criminal Justice
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Tacoma, Washington 98402, United States [map]
Subject Area: Criminal Justice
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2017/08/16, finished 2018/07/08)
Position Description:    

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The University of Washington Tacoma (UW Tacoma) invites applications for a full-time tenured position in Criminal Justice beginning September 16, 2018. The position will be at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor. This is a full-time position with a nine-month service period.

UW Tacoma began offering an innovative social justice-focused Criminal Justice major in 2010 and now also offers a fully online degree completion option, both of which are housed within the Social Work and Criminal Justice Program. Currently, we serve approximately 150 majors with prospects for continued growth. Our innovative curriculum emphasizes social justice, diversity, and community partnerships with a focus on harm reduction, rehabilitative, and restorative approaches to crime and justice. Students are sensitized to the human impacts of crime and punishment, including differential impact across social identities and locations.

One of three campuses of the University of Washington, UW Tacoma is an urban-serving university that offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees for the diverse population of the South Puget Sound region. UW Tacoma’s commitment to equity and inclusion is central to maintaining an atmosphere wherein students, staff, faculty and residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal, and professional growth. For additional information about UW Tacoma, please see our website at

The Social Work and Criminal Justice program affirms the tradition of promoting social and economic justice. We aim to enhance the quality of life for all, with special attention to human diversities, populations at risk, public social services, and the prevention of social problems. As a community of diverse scholars, we advance the social work and criminal justice professions through our preparation of graduates for ethical, culturally responsive, evidence-based practice and through scholarship that advances the knowledge base of both professions. The faculty at UW Tacoma value relationships with students and each other. We are committed to fostering the success of our students, serving the greater Tacoma community through publicly engaged scholarship, and upholding excellence in teaching in the classroom and online.


We seek applicants with a doctoral degree or foreign equivalent in criminology or criminal justice (strongly preferred), or a closely related field, with experience teaching across the criminal justice curriculum. Applicants must have a demonstrated record of meaningful and productive research to warrant appointment at the rank of associate professor or full professor. We seek applicants with a commitment to social justice, a record of excellent teaching, a history of developing community partnerships, a desire to mentor junior faculty members, and expertise in or scholarship related to communities that are disproportionately impacted by various forms of inequality and injustice. Administrative experience is preferred but not required.

Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with credentials.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit the following materials electronically: 

1) a statement discussing the applicant’s fit with the qualifications and responsibilities outlined above and that addresses how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic field (applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Tacoma’s commitment to equity and inclusion), 

2) a curriculum vitae, 

3) names and contact information for four references, 

4) a representative example of scholarship, and  

5) teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness. 

Submit all application materials electronically at: Application materials submitted outside of academicjobsonline or via email will not be reviewed. Screening of applicants began on October 2, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions should be sent to:

University of Washington Tacoma faculty engage in research, teaching, and service and generally participate in lower division, upper division, and graduate instruction.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
University of Washington Tacoma
Social Work and Criminal Justice Program
Box 358425
1900 Commerce St.
Tacoma, WA 98402

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