The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Simpson College, a private, nationally recognized regional college grounded in the liberal arts tradition and affiliated with the United Methodist Church invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position. Start date is August 2018. Successful candidates must have a commitment to a liberal arts education, and a willingness to engage students in scholarship, research and/or creative work. The primary responsibilities of the position include a teaching load of 3/3, student advising, and service to the department, college, and respective field. Both traditional classroom and an online environment of teaching are required, with additional teaching opportunities in summer months.
Salary, Rank, and Tenure: The positions are nine-month, tenure track appointments with the possibility of summer teaching. The salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience. A comprehensive benefits package is included (http://simpson.edu/human-resources/benefits-summary/).
Indianola, Iowa community: Simpson College is a 156-year-old small private liberal arts college of about 1,400 full-time students and 600 part-time students located in 12 miles south of the Des Moines metropolitan area. Simpson College encourages innovative teaching and seeks colleagues who will help its students of all ages develop critical intellectual skills, nurture values which foster personal worth and individuality for the purpose of living lives of leadership within a creative, diverse and just community. The main campus is located in Indianola, Iowa and an additional facility is located in West Des Moines. To learn more about Simpson College, please visit: www.simpson.edu
Application Procedure: Applicants should submit the following materials electronically: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three professional letters or names of references, and teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness. The letter of application should include a description of teaching philosophy, background and interests, relevant professional and practical experiences, and research interests within a liberal arts institution. ABD applicants should include a detailed update on their dissertation progress. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All applications received by January 8, 2018 will receive full consideration.
Please send materials and inquiries to:
Carolyn Dallinger, Search Committee Chair
Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
Simpson College aims to employ persons of various backgrounds and experiences to help constitute a diverse community. You will find the entire EOE statement at: http://simpson.edu/employment-opportunities/. Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and inclusion and the ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Ability to speak Spanish is a plus.
A PhD in Criminology, Criminal Justice, Human Services, Sociology or closely related discipline is preferred, but not required. ABD candidates, practitioners and former practitioners with a Master’s degree are encouraged to apply.
Areas of specialization:
We are seeking qualified candidates who can teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in criminal justice, human services and sociology majors and related areas. Possible areas of specialization of qualified candidates could include ability to teach criminology, juvenile delinquency, crime and place, criminal investigations, standards of professional behavior, grant writing, program evaluation, evidenced based practices, human behavior in the social environment, counseling strategies, or cybercrime. The successful candidate will collaborate with departmental members in moving our Master’s in Criminal Justice program to an online platform.
Founded in 1860, Simpson College is a four-year, comprehensive private college of the liberal arts and sciences affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Located just south of Des Moines, the capital of Iowa, Simpson’s picturesque 85-acre campus in Indianola is home to about 1,400 full-time undergraduate students with an additional 400 non-traditional students at two campuses in the Des Moines metro area.