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Instructional Assistant Professor


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Criminal Justice & Legal Studies (10000931)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

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Position Description


The Department of Criminal Justice & Legal Studies at The University of Mississippi is seeking applications for a nine-month, non-tenure track position at the rank of Instructor. The University of Mississippi (UM) is included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The successful candidate will be able to teach introductory and upper-division courses in the law studies curriculum. The primary duties include teaching up to four courses per semester and actively contributing to the undergraduate programs.

The Department is housed within the School of Applied Sciences in Oxford, Mississippi. In addition to our recognition as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by The Chronicle of Higher Education, UM has also been acknowledged frequently in the Chronicle’s Great
Colleges Honor Roll, an award given to only a handful of universities with an enrollment of more than 10,000 students. The Department currently offers a B.S. in Criminal Justice, a B.S. in Law Studies, a Master’s in Criminal Justice (MCJ), and a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice Policy

Interested applicants should electronically upload a letter of application that includes a description of their teaching philosophy and goals, commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, unofficial transcripts, recent teaching evaluations, curriculum vitae, and contact information of three professional references (ABD applicants should include a section describing their dissertation progress and timeline for completion). Combine the documents into two individual documents and utilize the "cover letter" and "resume" upload feature. Review of applications will begin on March 6, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. The desired appointment date is Fall 2023. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Inquiries about the position may be directed to: Dr. Linda Keena, Search Committee Chair, School of Applied Sciences, Department of Criminal Justice & Legal Studies, University
of Mississippi, Email:

Minimum Education/Experience: Applicants must have a J.D. from an accredited law school or Ph.D. in criminology, criminal justice, law studies, or a related discipline (ABDs may apply, but degree must be in hand by the start date of employment). Successful candidates will have a
demonstrated ability to effect

Position Details

Appointment (9 Month)

Assignment Type (Non-Tenure Track)

Application Procedures

Combine the documents into two individual documents and utilize the "cover letter" and "resume" upload feature.

About the University of MS & Oxford, MS

Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (UM), affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. The University of Mississippi, consistently named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For,” is located in Oxford, MS, which is ranked one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns.” With more than 24,000 students, UM is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. The University of Mississippi, which has aggressively implemented many health and wellness initiatives for its more than 2,900 employees, has consistently been named one of Mississippi’s Healthiest Workplaces.


Touted as the “Cultural Mecca of the South”, creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artists and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford’s rich history, small town charm and creative community. Oxford is a one-hour drive south of Memphis, TN and is known as the home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner. Over the years Oxford has also been known for offering exceptional culinary experiences and as the home of the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels, there is always something here to immerse yourself in. Oxford has also been featured as a literary and arts destination in such publications as The New York Times, Southern Living, Condé Nast Traveler, and GQ. Among other cultural activities, annual events include the Oxford Film Festival, a thriving local music scene, and the Ford Center Performing Arts Series. Oxford is a vibrant university town, filled with unique shops and galleries, eclectic restaurants and clubs, historic landmarks, and comfortable inns.


Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.


EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Nearest Major Market: Oxford Mississippi