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Associate Professor in Criminal Justice

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School / Campus / College: University of Washington, Tacoma

Organization: School of Social Work and Criminal Justice

Title: Associate Professor in Criminal Justice

Position Details

Position Description

The School of Social Work and Criminal Justice at the University of Washington Tacoma (SSWCJ at UW Tacoma) invites applications for a tenured senior-level Criminal Justice faculty position. The successful candidate will be appointed as an Associate Professor, commensurate with qualifications. The successful candidate will begin their full-time, 9-month tenured appointment on September 16, 2023.

One of three campuses of the University of Washington, UW Tacoma is an urban-serving Carnegie engagement designated university that offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees for the diverse population of the South Puget Sound region. The campus is located in both new and historic facilities in downtown Tacoma. UW Tacoma’s commitment to equity and inclusion is central to maintaining an atmosphere wherein students, staff, faculty and residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth. UW Tacoma faculty engage in research, teaching, and service and generally participate in lower division, upper division, and graduate instruction.  For information about UW Tacoma, please see our website at

The School of Social Work and Criminal Justice affirms the tradition of promoting social, economic, and racial justice. We aim to enhance the quality of life for all, with special attention to human diversities, populations at risk, public social services, and the prevention of social problems. As a community of diverse scholars, we advance the social work and criminal justice professions through our preparation of graduates for ethical, culturally responsive, evidence-based anti-racist practice and through scholarship that advances the knowledge base of both professions. The faculty at UW Tacoma value relationships with students and each other. We are committed to fostering the success of our students and faculty, serving the greater Tacoma community through publicly engaged scholarship, and upholding excellence in teaching in the classroom and online. 

UW Tacoma began offering an innovative social justice-focused Criminal Justice major in 2010 and now offers in-person and fully online degree completion options, both of which are housed within the School of Social Work and Criminal Justice. Currently, we serve approximately 140 majors and minors with prospects for growth. Our innovative curriculum is grounded in critical perspectives on crime, justice, social control, and inequality with a focus on harm reduction, rehabilitative, restorative, and transformative approaches to crime and justice. Our program seeks to foster students’ development as agents of change committed to social, economic, and racial justice.

The successful candidate will be expected to produce meaningful and productive research, demonstrate evidence of teaching excellence across criminal justice curricula, and support the SSWCJ’s commitment to social justice, equity, inclusion, and diversity.

A positive factor for consideration includes, but is not limited to, academic administrative or other service leadership experience (e.g., serving as department/division chair, assistant/associate dean, internship/practicum coordinator, and/or graduate program coordinator). The person in this position will be expected to engage with and conduct scholarship related to communities that are disproportionately impacted by various forms of inequality and injustice, to teach in-person and online classes, and to create and develop community partnerships.

The base salary range for this position will be $8,555-$10,929 per month ($77,000-$98,365 per 9-month academic year), commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. Other compensation associated with this position may include a one-time relocation allowance, if applicable. A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at


A doctorate degree (or foreign equivalent) in criminology, criminal justice, or a related field (e.g., sociology, social work) is required.


Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with credentials.

Applicants should submit the following materials electronically in Interfolio:

  1. A cover letter discussing the applicant’s qualifications in the areas of research, teaching, and service outlined above
  2. A diversity statement that addresses how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported or will support the success of students, individuals, and communities from racial, ethnic, socio-economic, gender, and/or other underrepresented/marginalized backgrounds
  3. A curriculum vitae
  4. A representative example of scholarship
  5. Teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness
  6. Names and contact information for four references

Review of applications will begin November 28, 2022, but applications will be thoughtfully reviewed and considered until the position is filled. Questions should be sent to: (Subject: Associate Professor in CJ).

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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