Fresno State campus

Law Enforcement - Assistant Professor

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Fresno
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Social Sciences, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time

California State University, Fresno

College of Social Science

Department of Criminology

Title:                Criminology:  Law Enforcement

Rank:               Assistant Professor

Status:              Tenure Track

Start:                Fall 2022 (August 2022)

The Department of Criminology is accepting applications for a tenure-track, academic-year position as an Assistant Professor in Law Enforcement of the Criminology major. This successful candidate will teach law enforcement-related courses and is also required to teach other criminology courses offered by the department.   Other duties will include but are not limited to, advising Criminology students, participating in program development, actively engaging in research and problem-solving activities, and committee service at all levels of university governance. Out-come assessment and service learning are important components of the University curriculum.  Specific assignments are dependent on departmental needs and the background of the individual.

Our Students:   California State University, Fresno is committed to serving our students with a focus on inclusion. Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.


Required Education (from an accredited institution or foreign equivalent.):

A Ph.D. in Criminology/Criminal Justice or closely related Social Science discipline is required; however, applicants nearing completion of the Ph.D. (ABD) may be considered. The doctorate must be completed by August 1, 2022.

Required Experience:

  1. Successful teaching experience or ability to show teaching ability at the undergraduate level (experience as a graduate teaching assistant is acceptable);
  2. A demonstrated track record of scholarly activities at the university level, such as scholarly presentations and/or peer-reviewed publications, and;
  3. The ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic background

Preferred Experience:

A record of publications and/or research in law enforcement. Areas of research specialization within law enforcement that are of particular interest to the department are 1) Police Management/ Administration, 2) Information systems security/cyber & computer crime, 3) Program evaluation; 4) Current challenges facing law enforcement today (domestic or international).

UPDATED:  Application Procedures:  Review of applications will begin December 5, 2021, and may continue until the position is filled.  This position automatically closes on May 1, 2022.   Apply online at:

Attach the following:

  1. a cover letter addressing the specific areas of the required experience and the preferred qualifications;
  2. a curriculum vitae;
  3. list of three references; and
  4. a diversity statement highlighting experience working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Candidates invited for an on-campus visit must submit by mail/e-mail within the designated deadline.  The Search Chair will send information and requests for these items:

  1. Official transcripts
  2. Three current letters of recommendation from the provided referent list.

Committee Information:

Search Chair:   Dr. Harald Otto Schweizer
                       Department of Criminology
                       College of Social Science

Search Committee Members from the Department of Criminology:
                        Dr. Jason Kissner
                        Dr. Jordan Pickering
                        Dr. Chadley James

About Fresno State

California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the University's commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect, and ethical behavior, visit:

The campus is ranked 24th in the nation by Washington Monthly; ranked 3rd by U.S. News & World Report in graduation rate performance for public institutions; and, ranked 41st in the nation in MONEY Magazines 50 Best Public Colleges.

Tenure-Track Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process.  For additional information, please visit:  We value our commitment to the success of our faculty by providing services from the Center for Faculty Excellence to Research and Sponsored Programs.


About the College and Department:

The Department serves the San Joaquin Valley and the expanding global community by offering a quality educational opportunity for qualified students at the certificate, minor, baccalaureate, and graduate levels. The Department recognizes the importance of servicing the academic community and supports and contributes to the General Education program. The Department offers specializations in Law Enforcement, Victimology, Corrections, and Forensic Behavioral Sciences. The Department encourages and supports an environment that promotes the critical examination and discussion of criminological thought and inquiry at every academic program level. The Department also is committed to the principle that all segments of the academic community must learn to live in a diverse and changing society, founded upon partnerships, shared efforts, and mutual respect. To this end, our focus on excellence in teaching and scholarship includes respect for open communication and commitment to our diverse students and community. The Department's programs, faculty, students, and partnerships are intended to contribute significantly to the quality of life in the changing global community.

Territorial Acknowledgement:

The Fresno State campus sits in the midst of the San Joaquin Valley, a valley rich in the traditions and representation of Native American peoples and cultures. We are grateful to be in the traditional homelands of the Yokuts and Mono peoples, whose diverse tribal communities share stewardship over this land

Other Campus Information:

In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Fresno has made crime-reporting statistics available to applicants, students, and employees online at  Print copies are available by request from the Campus Police Department.

A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. Any offer of employment may be withdrawn, or employment may be terminated based upon the results of the background investigation.

The person holding this position is considered a "limited reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following website:

California State University, Fresno is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click

California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

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