Visiting Assistant Professor in Criminal Justice - 008361

Arts & Sciences
Government and Justice Studies

Criminal Justice Position

The Department of Government and Justice Studies at Appalachian State University invites applications for one-year faculty position in Criminal Justice at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor beginning August 2018. The areas of specialization are open, but with a specific need for the court system and criminal law/procedure. A Ph.D. in Criminal Justice/Criminology or a related discipline is preferred at the time of appointment, but ABDs will also be considered. A J.D. is not sufficient for this position. The teaching load is 3 courses per semester for faculty with an active research agenda.

Appalachian State University is a member of the sixteen-campus University of North Carolina System, consistently ranking among the top regional universities in the South. Located in Boone, North Carolina, the University has approximately 18,000 students, primarily in bachelors and masters programs in both liberal arts and applied fields. Appalachian has both a traditional residential campus and a variety of distance education programs. The Department houses undergraduate programs in criminal justice and political science and graduate programs in political science and public administration. Additional information about the Department of Government and Justice Studies can be found at Additional information about the University and surrounding area can be found at

Applicants must send a completed application consisting of a letter outlining teaching and research interests, a current vita, and three letters of recommendation. Inquiries and applications should be sent to Dr. Marian Williams, Department of Government and Justice Studies, at Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact Dr. Williams at the email listed. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report. Proper documentation of identity and employability will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. A review of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.