Highly regarded for its instructional quality, focus on engaged learning (through undergraduate research, internships, study abroad, living-learning communities and civic and community engagement), and strong commitment to diversity, Millersville University of Pennsylvania (MU) is a learner-focused institution located in historic Lancaster County, known for its excellent schools, vibrant arts community, affordability and proximity to Baltimore, Philadelphia and NYC. MU enrolls about 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students. We seek individuals who embrace our public mission and value exploration, professionalism, integrity, inclusion, and compassion.
The Criminology, Sociology, & Anthropology department at Millersville University welcomes applications for a tenure-track position with specialization in criminology and quantitative methodology, to begin August 2021. We are a teaching intensive institution and value community engagement, as well as scholarly contributions. The successful candidate should have a strong record in teaching and mentoring undergraduate students in both face-to-face and online modalities.
We are a teaching intensive institution and are committed to community based research, service learning, community engagement and distance education. Our small classes allow for close mentoring and collaborative research with undergraduates.
Effectively teach students both in assigned courses and outside-the-classroom settings (e.g., student research, service learning, etc.), advise students, and carry out other assigned professional responsibilities in support of student learning and success. The academic-year workload for full-time faculty is 24 workload hours and faculty must hold a minimum of five office hours per week on no fewer than three different days. Effectively teach Criminology courses such as: Introduction to Criminology, Policing and the Courts, Juvenile Delinquency, and/or Modern Corrections AND Quantitative Methods courses including but not limited to: Statistics and Research Methods. Actual assignments will depend upon department needs.
Candidates must be willing to teach day, evening and/or weekend classes and conduct classes on and off the Millersville campus through multifaceted teaching strategies for person-to-person classroom delivery and/or web-enhanced or web-based formats. Actual assignments will depend upon department needs.
Faculty are expected, per the Collective Bargaining Agreement Article 4, to engage in professional responsibilities such as curriculum development and update; learning outcomes assessment for courses and programs; and participating in department, college, and university meetings and workshops.
Provide service on an ongoing basis by contributing professionally to department and university governance outside the classroom for the university, professional community, and community at large, in a participatory, developmental, or advisory capacity.
May include but is not limited to: Supervise student internships, honors theses, independent studies, and/or individualized instructions. Other reasonable duties assigned within the faculty member's field of competence.
The Department of Criminology/Sociology/Anthropology, in the College / School of Humanities and Social Sciences, is comprised of six Sociologists and three Anthropologists, one support staff, 200 students, and offers a Sociology/Criminology major, Criminology minor, Sociology major & minor, and a fully online Criminology degree completion program. Faculty in the department contribute to interdisciplinary minors in African-American, Latin@ and Women’s & Gender studies programs. The department is also affiliated with the Center for Public Scholarship and Social Change and the Environmental Hazards & Emergency Management minor.
PhD in Criminology completed by date of appointment, ABDs will be considered.
Evidence of Effective Teaching online and face-to-face (essential for our new online Criminology program).
Evidence of a research agenda and professional involvement in the discipline
Successful interview, teaching demonstration, reference checks and background checks.
Commitment to high impact practices (eg. community based research, internships, service learning . . .)
Teach undergraduate courses for a total of 24 contract workload hours per academic year (i.e., eight sections per academic year).
Prepare course syllabi, lesson plans, instructional materials, and assessment instruments.
Foster student learning and professional development.
Teach day and evening classes as scheduled.
Teach online using a learning management system.
Comply with universal design requirements for accessibility.
Have access to transportation.
Attend department meetings.
Participate in departmental service.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
A complete application comprises the following:
A cover letter summarizing how the applicant's education and experience match the required qualifications of the position.
A current curriculum vitae.
Copies of registrar-issued unofficial transcripts for all degrees conferred and in progress (the successful candidate will be required to provide registrar-issued official transcripts from the issuing institution(s) directly to the Provost's Office by the start date).
A statement of teaching experience/philosophy, up to two-pages in length, that demonstrates the ability to teach in a laboratory, applications based curriculum.
Three current letters of reference (applicant to submit names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of individuals who will be contacted to upload current letters of reference directly to a confidential website).
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application materials far enough in advance of the full consideration date to allow time for their references to respond. If you choose to provide additional documentation, please upload these items as optional documents.
Please do not link your application to the position until you have uploaded all of the required documents and any optional documents you want to provide. You will not be able to change the materials submitted or upload any new additional materials, after the application process has been completed and you receive a confirmation number.
Quicklink for Posting/Requisition: 8343
Internal Number: 8343
About Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Millersville University is a top-ranked university in the North, with more than 100programs, some of which are uniquely distinctive to the region and nation. We have a strong academic history guided by industry-leading professors. Our faculty members are recognized to be fiercely passionate about their students’ overall success. Our student body is rich in diversity and is known to be enthusiastically driven towards excellence while being socially conscious. Our beautiful 250-acre campus contains classic architecture, mixed with state-of-the-art, energy-saving structures and a historic pond with two resident swans. Access to extraordinary faculty, a historical campus setting and an extremely high job-placement rating are the reasons our alumni rate us as a smart life choice.