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The Department of Legal Studies at the University of Mississippi is seeking applications for two tenure-track Associate Professor positions in Criminal Justice. The University of Mississippi is an R-1 institution and is recognized as one of the best universities in the nation to work for by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Area of specialization is open, although candidates with teaching experience in criminal justice research methods or statistics preferred. Expectations in research, teaching, and service are commensurate with Research 1 institutions. ... See MoreSee Less

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Three doctoral students are embarking on a new research study of the experiences of faculty who have criminal histories. We are reaching out to see whether someone you may know might be interested and qualified to participate in our study.

We are looking for participants who are currently or formerly working as a faculty member, who holds a terminal degree, and who has been convicted of one or more felony convictions.

The purpose of this research is to better understand the experiences of college and university faculty members who happen to have a criminal background. There currently is very little research regarding the trajectory of individuals pursuing PhD’s after being found guilty of a felony. Research questions include what barriers may exist during in employment, and whether being open about criminal history during key experiences affect long-term employability as a faculty member within one’s field. Thus, towards setting a foundation for further research, this research utilizes a semi-structured interview protocol to obtain the personal experiences and opinions of those with the lived experiences of being a faculty member with a criminal history.

We will ask questions about:
-experiences searching and applying for faculty positions;
-experiences in the interviewing and hiring process for faculty positions;
-experiences working as a faculty member;
Demographic information, including gender, ethnicity, discipline, etc.; and
General information about criminal history, including basic conviction information, timelines of education, convictions, and incarceration history, etc.

We will not ask questions about:
Details regarding the incidents that led to convictions;
Details regarding experiences in the criminal justice process (e.g., arrest, trial, conviction, sentencing, parole/probation); or
Details regarding experiences being incarcerated, if applicable.

The institutional review boards of Michigan State and Washington State Universities have approved this project, and of course, we will protect confidentiality by not collecting or releasing identifiable information about participants, including name or work location. Additional information about protecting privacy will be shared with you in the informed consent document to all participants.

We hope to start conducting interviews in November 2017, including on-site at the American Society of Criminology annual meeting in Philadelphia; as well as through online video conferences. Interviews will last approximately one hour. If you or someone you know is interested in participating in our study, please privately contact any one of the study researchers listed below.

Thank you for passing along this invitation to others.


Michelle L. Malkin
Criminal Justice
Michigan State University

Bradley Custer
Higher Adult and Lifelong Education
Michigan State University

Gina Castillo
Washington State University
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Temple's Criminal Justice department is hiring an assistant professor, open specialty. Come join a truly interdisciplinary department where we do research that matters! ... See MoreSee Less

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Phil Goodman​, Joshua Page, and I have a new book out with Oxford on the long struggle over criminal justice. Get 30% off from Oxford site with discount code below!
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Temple CJ is hiring a TT assistant professor. Come work with some excellent colleagues in a truly interdisciplinary department. ... See MoreSee Less

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Just received a job announcement regarding an IRB Prisoner Representative Consultant Opportunity from the American Institutes for Research:

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) at the American Institutes for Research (AIR) ( is seeking a prisoner representative or advocate to consult on IRB submissions that include this population. Federal regulations specify that certain conditions must be met when an IRB reviews work that includes a prisoner population.

AIR is looking for an individual who has worked directly with an adult and/or juvenile prisoner or parolee population, or has been a prisoner him or herself. The individual would commit to:
• Professional Development/Training – Taking a CITI course on the protection of human subjects in research and other opportunities as permitted (not to exceed 4 hours per year without authorization)
• Full Board Review – attendance by phone or videoconference is acceptable if unable to attend in person (approximately 4 hours per meeting, including preparation)
• Expedited IRB review – consultation, including reviewing a submission which includes data collection protocols and informed consent documents (approximately 2 hours per review)

The consultant would be paid hourly upon receipt and approval of an invoice. Currently, AIR anticipates no more than 5 prisoner-related reviews per year.

Please send your resume or CV to Erin Wallace Morrison (, IRB Administrator, along with a brief description of your experience with the prisoner population. You may also contact Erin with any additional questions.
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