Criminal Justice Assistant or Associate Professor (Clinical or Tenure Track)

Aurora University seeks talented faculty who are passionate about teaching and learning. As a private institution, Aurora University expects faculty to be involved in the lives of students through mentoring, student support, enrollment initiatives, and other activities related to the college experience. To facilitate this highly interactive faculty/student relationship, the typical teaching load is three 4 credit-hour courses per semester. Student advising is supported by professional staff. Undergraduate faculty share in the delivery of the general education program, most often by teaching within the university's interdisciplinary core. Evidence of successful teaching, or a strong potential for successful teaching, is required for all positions. Experience teaching at a smaller, private institution is highly preferred.

Position Purpose: Aurora University seeks a full-time, tenure- or clinical-track assistant or associate professor, to teach in the Criminal Justice department. The faculty member will also contribute to curriculum development in Criminal Justice and will have the opportunity to assume administrative and leadership responsibilities. The faculty member will be passionate about teaching and learning and will help realize the vision of the university and the department.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Teach across the undergraduate and graduate curriculum in Criminal Justice and in the university’s general education curriculum.
  • Actively contribute to program and curriculum development in the department.
  • Mentor students outside the classroom and assist with their career preparation.
  • Provide service to the department and the university through committee work and participation in campus events.
  • Provide service to one’s professional community at the local, regional, national, or international level.
  • Engage in activities such as scholarship or research or that practice the faculty member’s professional expertise; Aurora University places particular value on those activities that inform the faculty member’s teaching.
  • Contribute to recruitment and retention efforts of the university.

Education: Master’s degree in Criminal Justice/Criminology or related field; PhD preferred.

Experience: Experience teaching at the university level or evidence of a strong potential for teaching; candidates with administrative experience preferred.

Skills: Those skills required to carry out teaching and professional engagement in Criminal Justice.

Physical Requirements: Those activities that enable the faculty member to carry out their responsibilities, such as moving about campus and using a computer.

All benefit-eligible faculty positions offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, life, long term disability, a 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission. Applications must include a letter of intent including description of education, certifications held, and all relevant experience, current curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references including phone numbers (candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted). Electronic applications welcomed.

If you were referred by a current employee of Aurora University please include the name of the employee in your submission.

Please submit application materials as follows:

Hardcopy submissions:
Faculty Search, Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs
Aurora University
347 S. Gladstone Ave.
Aurora, IL 60506

Electronic submissions:
facultysearch@aurora.edu

Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.