Job Posting Announcement: Tenure or Tenure Track Position in The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice (SCCJ) at Northeastern University

The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice (SCCJ) at Northeastern University ( seeks applications from criminology and criminal justice scholars for one or more tenured or tenure track positions. Appointments will be at the assistant, associate or full professor rank. The candidates’ field of expertise within criminology and criminal justice is open, but successful candidates must have a distinguished scholarly record of publication and external funding commitments commensurate with appointment rank. Candidates should be committed to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to a Northeastern University education. The expected start date is August 27, 2018.

Housed within the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, SCCJ brings together more than 20 research-oriented scholars and distinguished practitioners on the cutting edge of interdisciplinary research and criminal justice policy. SCCJ faculty have extensive records of publication and external research funding and demonstrable impact and visibility across five thematic areas: law and justice; crime and public policy; global criminology; security, resilience, and crime prevention; and ethics within the criminal justice system. SCCJ faculty play key roles in advancing larger university goals in the areas of big data analysis, urban informatics, network science, and security. The School is also home to the Center for Criminal Justice Policy Research, the Institute on Race and Justice, and the Institute on Security and Public Policy.


A PhD in criminology, criminal justice, or a closely related discipline is required and candidates must have a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and research. ABD candidates will be considered for possible appointment as an assistant professor, but must have their doctorate completed before the expected start date. A joint appointment within an appropriate department in or beyond the College is possible.

Additional Information

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is a leader in the Experiential Liberal Arts ( Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a dynamic and highly selective urban research university in the center of Boston. Grounded in its signature co-op program, Northeastern provides unprecedented global experiential learning opportunities. The College is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes nominations and applications from members of groups that have been, and continue to be, underrepresented in academia.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit a CV and letter of interest along with the names of three references. Candidates will be notified before their references are contacted.

To apply, please go to and click on the link for full- time positions or full-time interdisciplinary positions or if viewing this description on the Northeastern

University website, click “Apply to this job.” Please address nominations and inquiries about the position to Professor Amy Farrell, Chair of the Criminology and Criminal Justice Search Committee, at Review of applications will begin October 1, 2017 and will continue until the positions are filled.

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