Social Work and Criminal Justice, University of Washington Tacoma

Position ID:UWT-Social Work and Criminal Justice-CJLECT [#10886]
Position Title: Full-Time Lecturer in Criminal Justice
Position Location:Tacoma, Washington 98402, United States [map]
Subject Area: Criminal Justice
Appl Deadline: finished (2018/02/22, finished 2019/02/10)
Position Description:    

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Position Details 

The University of Washington Tacoma (UW Tacoma) invites applications for a Full-time Lecturer in Criminal Justice beginning September 16, 2018. This is a nine-month renewable position with appointment terms of 1-5 years.  

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 modest 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. 

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 scholarship that advances the knowledge base of both professions. We value collaborative relationships, a commitment to fostering the success of the students and faculty in the program, a commitment to community involvement and partnerships, and excellence in teaching. 

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. The campus is located in both new and historic facilities in downtown Tacoma. 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 information about UW Tacoma, see our website at


We seek applicants with a graduate degree (at least a master’s degree or J.D.) or foreign equivalent in criminology, criminal justice, or a closely related field, with experience teaching across the criminal justice curriculum. We seek applicants with a record of excellent teaching, a commitment to social justice, and expertise in communities disproportionately impacted by various forms of inequality and injustice. Online teaching experience is preferred but not required. The successful candidate will teach approximately 7 courses per academic year across the criminal justice curriculum, with optional and additionally compensated teaching opportunities during the summer quarter. The successful candidate will also participate in committee work and take an active role in the activities of the Social Work and Criminal Justice program. 

Application Instructions 

Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with credentials. 

Applicants should submit the following materials electronically: 

1) A statement discussing the applicant’s fit with the qualifications and responsibilities outlined above that also specifically addresses how their teaching and/or service 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 three references, and 

4) 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 will begin on April 2, 2018 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. 

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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