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Job ID: 17.17

Public Affairs

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Date Posted:
August 25, 2017

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Open until filled

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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 criminal justice administration and advocacy beginning August 2018.

The department/school seeks individuals with a background in Criminal Justice and Public Administration with a specialization in advocacy and administration. The criminal justice system is administered through a network of public, private, and nonprofit organizations. At the federal level the Department of Justice alone has 144 programs that provide funding to state and local governments as well as for-profit and nonprofit organizations to deliver services and provide training as part of the criminal justice systems. Included in this network are more than 12,000 “crime and legal-related” nonprofit organizations in the United States, as well as countless state and local agencies vital to funding and implementing criminal justice reform and active in advocating for needed reforms. Other types of nonprofits are also involved in this network – they include small, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, grantmaking and philanthropic organizations, or nonprofits engaged more peripherally in criminal justice work. The bottom line is that criminal justice reform administration & advocacy is a collaborative endeavor at every level, requiring today’s criminal justice professionals to be able to work collaboratively at the intersections of the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, as well as across levels of government. PACE seeks an assistant professor to teach and conduct research at these intersections, helping students understand the criminal justice system as a whole and preparing them to work at various junctures in that system. This hire will be responsible for teaching undergraduate courses in the criminal justice and urban studies & planning programs, as well as courses related in public or nonprofit administration in the Master of Public Administration Program. The hire would also help build a Criminal Justice Studies undergraduate track into the Masters in Public Administration (MPA) program, and/or build the criminal justice administration emphasis in MPA. Work or field experience related to the criminal justice system is preferred.

The School of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement (PACE) is a collaborative interdisciplinary school of public affairs oriented scholars that delivers degree programs in Criminal Justice Studies, Environmental Studies, Public Administration, and Urban Studies and Planning. Students in these programs are immersed in a problem-oriented learning environment that extends beyond the classroom and into the community, the public arena, and the world. Building on an ethos of social justice and sustainability, faculty prepare PACE graduates with critical and analytical skills necessary to understand and address the issues and challenges of the twenty-first century.

Qualifications: Candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in Criminology, Public Administration, Public Policy or related field.

Candidates should have a strong background in criminal justice administration and advocacy in the context of the range of non-profit, for-profit and state community-based interventions and strategies in the criminal justice system, including the study of the ways these interventions impact traditional criminal justice strategies.

Candidates must demonstrate the ability to teach courses in the areas of Criminal Justice Studies and Public Administration. Preferred candidates should have experience teaching, or mentoring minorities, or other underrepresented groups.

Candidates must have an active record of scholarship related to their specialty area.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate how they have or will incorporate inclusion, diversity, and educational equity in their courses and/or scholarship/creative works.

Responsibilities: The position requires graduate and undergraduate and graduate teaching in Criminal Justice Studies and Public Administration with the possibility of undergraduate and graduate course in other PACE programs, mentoring and advising graduate and undergraduate students, developing an active ongoing scholarship program in one’s area of specialty, and ongoing committee and service assignments. Detailed position description is available at http://pace.sfsu.edu/.

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

Application process: Submit letter of intent/interest, a current CV, a sample of scholarly papers, teaching philosophy, description of research interests and names and contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation upon request at a later date.

Submit all materials online to pace@sfsu.edu by October 15, 2017. Review of applications will continue until position is filled.

San Francisco State University is a member of the CSU 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. San Francisco State University faculty are expected to be effective teachers and demonstrate professional achievement and growth through research, scholarship, and/or creative work. Our goal is to attract a world-class and diverse faculty committed to build a multicultural educational environment.

San Francisco State University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer with a strong commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other legally protected category. We strongly encourage the application of individuals from historically underrepresented groups.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any employment with the CSU.