Adjunct Instructor in Criminology, Assumption University, Worcester, MA

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Assumption University, a Catholic institution sponsored by the Augustinians of the Assumption and rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition, strives to form graduates known for critical intelligence, thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service. We pursue these ambitious goals through a curriculum grounded in the liberal arts and extending to the domain of professional studies. Enlivened by the Catholic affirmation of the harmony of faith and reason, we aim, by the pursuit of the truth, to transform the minds and hearts of students. The university is dedicated to being an inclusive institution and continues to become more diverse. Assumption favors diversity and ecumenically welcomes all who share its goals. Assumption University is part of Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts. Applicants from underrepresented racial minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Description:

The Sociology and Criminology Department at Assumption University seeks to hire one to three part-time adjunct instructors for the fall 2021 semester to teach two sections of CRM 130: Introduction to the Criminal Justice System and one section of CRM 272: Deviant Behavior. Given continued uncertainty surrounding the current coronavirus pandemic, applicants may need to accommodate both in-person and remote learners. Preference will be given to those candidates who are able to teach on-campus.

The first section of CRM 130: Introduction to the Criminal Justice System meets on T/TH 8:30-9:45am and the second section meets on MWF 9:05-9:55am. CRM 272: Deviant Behavior meets on MWF 12:20-1:10pm. All classes are capped at 30 students. Class meetings for the fall 2021 semester run from August 30 to December 15, which includes the final exam week.

Adjuncts are welcomed as important contributors to the department, to our students, and are provided with office space, email, voicemail, support for online teaching and other resources needed for quality teaching. Successful candidates may have the possibility of teaching additional courses in subsequent semesters.


Applicants must be willing to contribute actively to the mission of the University as well as show respect for the Catholic and Assumptionist identity of Assumption University.

Applicants should have a PhD in Criminology, Criminal Justice, Sociology or a related field. ABD graduate students with prior teaching experience will also be considered.

Application Instructions:

Please submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vita, and the names and contact information for two references who can attest to the applicant's teaching experience and qualifications. In the cover letter, we invite candidates to describe their experiences working with a diverse student body. Finalists will also be asked to provide official transcripts of academic work. Materials must be submitted online as MS Word documents or PDF files at the following website: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position(s) is filled.

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