Assistant Professor of Teaching in Criminology, Law and Soceity

The Department of Criminology, Law & Society at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Teaching position, renewable and with the potential for tenure-like security. This is a full-time faculty position designed for individuals who wish to focus their careers on teaching, professional activities, and University and public service. This position requires, in addition to excellent teaching and service, that the candidate makes outstanding and recognized contributions to the development of his or her specific discipline and/or of pedagogy. Salary is commensurate with experience. This is an Academic Senate position within the University of California, with benefits of Senate membership, including eligibility for UCI’s attractive faculty housing programs, medical and retirement benefits. Formally titled Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment (LPSOE), the successful candidate will be appointed for two-year terms with merit salary increases and an evaluation for Security of Employment (analogous to tenure) within eight years (or less).

The successful candidate will be expected to teach a variety of undergraduate courses in the department of Criminology, Law & Society. See: for more information.

Applications will be accepted through the on-line Recruit system: Applications will be reviewed starting December 1, 2017 and will accepted until the position is filled. The position will begin July 1, 2018 (teaching duties will begin Fall 2018).

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or comparable advanced degree or JD with evidence of graduate-level social science training or research and evidence of teaching excellence. Candidates should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, evidence of outstanding teaching performance (including detailed syllabi for courses previously taught and teaching evaluations), and arrange to have three letters of recommendation uploaded electronically. Letters of recommendation should address excellence in teaching. A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion (e.g. mentoring activities, committee service, research or teaching activities) should also be included in the application materials. Optionally, individuals may provide ‘other’ evidence of excellence in teaching such as peer reviews, teaching portfolios and pedagogical training

Please direct questions about this position to Professor Elliot Currie at

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.