Assistant/Associate Professor of Criminal Justice – Iowa

Assistant/Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

Iowa Wesleyan University



Job description

Iowa Wesleyan University is seeking an Assistant/Associate Professor of Criminal Justice. This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track (if qualified), teaching and administrative position within the Criminal Justice program. The position could require teaching traditional and nontraditional students during day and evening face to face, online, and hybrid/accelerated, academic advising, participating on standing Campus committees, and performing other work-related duties as assigned.

The Assistant/Associate Professor of Criminal Justice is a unique hybrid faculty and staff position that is contracted over the course of a full 12-months (August to July) and is eligible to participate in the full IW benefit package that includes a generous PTO and paid holidays opportunities.


The position entails effective undergraduate and graduate instruction and academic advising, including helping to prepare students for post-graduate work in the field of Criminal Justice and serving as the Coordinator for the Criminal Justice program. Additional work involves program development and assessment. Teaching responsibilities will involve courses in the Criminal Justice major (law enforcement, criminology, corrections, research methods, careers, for instance) with a willingness to engage and lead students in experiential and service learning. Specialty area in Criminal Justice is open. Responsibilities also include working collaboratively with the Enrollment team and actively engaging in recruiting efforts to increase program enrollment.


  • Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or a related field with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the Criminal Justice discipline.
  • Community-based or service-learning experience and experience teaching and developing online curricula is desirable.
  • Commitment to excellent undergraduate instruction and a dedication to committee service at institutional levels.
  • Availability evenings and weekends during the regular academic year, required
  • Availability for on-campus hours during the non-traditional academic semester months, May thru August

Iowa Wesleyan University is located in the southeastern Iowa town of Mount Pleasant and is one of the oldest four-year, higher education Institutions West of the Mississippi River. We are a transformational learning community whose passion is to educate, empower, and inspire students to lead meaningful lives and careers.

Iowa Wesleyan University offers academic programs with a strong liberal arts foundation together with career focused majors. Iowa Wesleyan includes undergraduate, graduate, and online learning. Service-learning is integrated into the curriculum, ensuring that all students connect classroom learning with service to others.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer
Iowa Wesleyan University is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. No person may be unlawfully discriminated against in employment because of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, creed, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. All aspects of the employment relationship are covered by this policy, and all employees and applicants are protected from unlawful discrimination in recruiting, hiring, placement, training, evaluation, job assignment, pay, benefits, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, or discharge. Any form of discrimination or retaliation is not allowed.

Iowa Wesleyan University expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, creed, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or any other protected status.

How to apply

Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Qualified candidates must upload their letter of interest, resume/CV, and contact information for three professional references at

No phone calls please, candidates will be contacted if search committee is in need of further information.


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