Assistant Professor of Pulic Affairs and Civic Engagement

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San Francisco State University, School of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Punishment and Social Control beginning August 2016.

The department seeks individuals with a background in the critical study of crime, law and justice systems with a specialization in punishment and social control.

The School of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement is an interdisciplinary school of public affairs oriented scholars formed in 2012 that offers degree programs in criminal justice studies, environmental studies, public administration and urban studies and planning. Candidates would primarily be responsible for expanding the Schools curricular offerings in criminal justice studies, but candidates who can also contribute more broadly to the Schools mission are strongly desired.

Applicants from a wide range of specializations related to Punishment and Social Control will be considered; Ph.D. in a related discipline or J.D. from an accredited program required.

Candidates should have a strong background in the study of punishment and social control from an interdisciplinary perspective (broadly defined from the more traditional foci of research such as jails and prisons, to more broadly conceived aspects of punishment such as community corrections, urban surveillance systems, and school discipline), especially as it relates to processes and practices of racialization, gender, sexuality and other vectors of inequality.

Candidates must demonstrate the ability to teach courses in the areas of their specialization, as well as Cross-disciplinary approaches to Criminal Justice, Research Methods, Jails and Prisons, and Field Course in Criminal Justice Studies.

Excellence in teaching and scholarship must be demonstrated, and candidates are preferred who have teaching and/or research experience with a large, diverse student body.

Candidates who embrace the mission and values of the School are particularly encouraged to apply. Building on an ethos of social justice and sustainability, PACE faculty prepare graduates with critical and analytical skills necessary to understand and address the issues and challenges of the twenty-first century. Social justice also comprises a core value of the university and the setting of San Francisco provides ample opportunities for civic and community engagement within a richly diverse urban setting. Candidates who can help expand the Schools offerings in punishment and social control, while also demonstrating a commitment to School and University core mission and values are desired.

Responsibilities: The position requires undergraduate teaching in the Criminal Justice Studies program, mentoring and advising undergraduate students, developing an active ongoing scholarship program in ones area of specialty, and ongoing committee and service assignments. Detailed position description is available at

Rank and salary: Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The CSU provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.

Application process:

Submit letter of intent/interest, a current CV, a sample of scholarly papers, a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, and three letters of reference.

Submit all materials online to by October 15, 2015. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

San Francisco State University is a member of the California State University system and serves a diverse student body of 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University seeks to promote appreciation of scholarship, freedom and, human diversity through excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment. SFSU faculty are expected to be effective teachers and demonstrate professional achievement and growth through research, scholarship, and/or creative work.

San Francisco State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity. We especially welcome applications from members of all ethnic groups, women, veterans, and people with disabilities.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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