Assistant Professor
Criminology, Law, and Justice, University of Illinois Chicago (Chicago, IL)
January 13, 2023
Post date: December 12, 2022

The Department of Criminology, Law, and Justice in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, beginning Fall 2023, subject to budgetary approval. The position is for a scholar who can teach graduate and undergraduate statistics and quantitative research methods and strengthen the cohort of scholars who use quantitative research methods in the department.

For the fullest consideration, the material should be received by January 13, 2023. Applicants should go to (click on the job board and then click on the position) to complete an online application, upload a letter of interest, CV, and teaching philosophy statement (especially related to statistics/methods courses), and provide the names, phone numbers and email addresses of three references within the application. Questions about the position can be directed to the chair of the search committee, Bill McCarty, who can be reached at

The Criminology, Law and Justice Department is a dynamic unit comprised of interdisciplinary scholars who are committed to engaged research on many dimensions of crime and justice including issues of violence prevention, disability, race, class, migration, gender, and policy analysis. Faculty work in a wide range of areas, including the study of processes and consequences of social control in diverse settings such as schools, neighborhoods, police, courts, and prisons; issues of social justice and abolition; and the etiology, impact, and prevention of violence. The department is interested in strengthening its research capacity in the areas above. Criminology, Law, and Justice is one of the largest and most diverse units in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UIC, with a strong commitment to equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applicants who build on this commitment. For more information, go to

Duties: Assistant Professors are expected to teach four courses a year (2 each semester) and support students as mentors and internship supervisors. In addition, Assistant Professors will provide service to the Department and actively engage in research in their area.

Qualification: A Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree is required.  The discipline can be in Criminology, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, Education, or related interdisciplinary discipline. Undergraduate and graduate teaching experience in statistics and research methods with first-generation students and students from diverse backgrounds is preferred.

UIC is among the nation’s top five most diverse campuses and is designated a Minority Serving Institution (MSI). Located in the heart of Chicago, UIC is a Carnegie, Research 1, urban, public, university. The University of Illinois Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, Veteran or disability status. Members of protected groups are encouraged to apply. UIC will conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and these are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquires to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment.


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