Lecturer in Sociology and Criminal Justice
Iowa State University
United States

Position Title:

Lecturer - Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice



Appointment Type:




Job Description:

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University seeks to hire two part-time Lecturers to teach undergraduate Criminal Justice courses. Courses assigned may include a combination of face-to-face instruction and online sections. A successful candidate would be expected to teach courses supporting the criminal justice major, including Police and Society, Deviant and Criminal Behavior, and others to be determined by department/program needs. These will be for an initial one-year term with the possibility of renewal.


Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Criminology/Criminal Justice, Sociology, or related field

  • College/University teaching experience or other teaching/instruction experience related to field


Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in Criminology/Criminal Justice, Sociology, or related field

  • Demonstrated teaching excellence in higher education


Department/Program & College Description:

The Department’s current and future research, teaching, and extension scholarship is centered on creating new knowledge and preparing the next generation of scientists, teachers, professionals, and citizens to apply social science skills to societal challenges.


The Department has a pedagogical mission to prepare undergraduate and graduate students with skills to launch professional careers that address the major challenges of society and engage in civic life as well-educated global citizens.


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Proposed Start Date:

August 16, 2024



Proposed End Date or Length of Term:

May 15, 2025



Number of Months Employed Per Year:

09 Month Work Period



Time Type:

Part time



Application Instructions:

To receive full consideration, applications must be received by May 31, 2024. To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
3) Contact Information for Three References

4) Statement of Teaching Interests

5) Peer and/or Student Teaching Evaluations – Attach as a single 'Other Document(s)

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Why Choose ISU?

Iowa State Faculty enjoy comprehensive health and work-life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as:
• Retirement benefits, including defined benefit and defined contribution plans
• Generous leave plans
• Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa)
• Life insurance and long-term disability
• Flexible Spending Accounts
• Various voluntary benefits and discounts
• Employee Assistance Program
• Wellbeing program



Original Posting Date:

May 9, 2024




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