Professor and Chair in the Department of Criminology

Position ID: 37092
University of West Georgia
College of Social Sciences
Branch Campus: 
Carrollton, GA
Position Description
New Position?: 
Job Description: 


The College of Social Sciences of the University of West Georgia invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair of the Department of Criminology to begin July 1, 2018.

The successful candidate will be a teacher of excellence and an accomplished scholar. She or he should possess the ability to lead a diverse department that houses several academic programs and hold a record of commitment to diversity and inclusion.

The chair will serve as a member of the College of Social Sciences Administrative Council and be responsible for administrative leadership of a department with 16 full-time faculty, 1 full-time staff, 650+ majors in an undergraduate program that can be completed face-to-face or fully-online, and a growing master’s degree program.

Faculty appointment may be at the associate or full professor; the chair position is a renewable 12-month contract. A Ph.D. in criminology/criminal justice or a closely related field and a record of excellence in teaching, scholarly achievement, and leadership are required.

UWG is classified as a Doctoral Comprehensive University by the USG system.  On a residential campus with over 13,000 students, UWG offers more than 100 degree programs.  UWG is located in Carrollton Georgia, just 45 minutes west of Atlanta.  Named a City of Excellence in Georgia and listed as one of the 50 Best Small Southern Towns, Carrollton is a cultural, educational, health care, and commercial center for the west Georgia region.

Application procedure:
Applicants should submit a letter of interest that addresses the academic and administrative qualifications for this position, a curriculum vitae, contact information for five references, and a statement on leadership philosophy to Dr. N. Jane McCandless, Search Committee Chair, at:

Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Finalists will be required to submit to a criminal background check. We welcome applications from women and minorities. The University of West Georgia is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution.


Institution Employment Link:
Contract Period: 
12 months
CIP Discipline Code: 
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Degree Levels: 
Position Type: 
Application Deadline: 
Open Until Filled
Contact hiring institution for further details.
Position Starting Date: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018
Recruitment Data
Search Chair: 
Dr. N. Jane McCandless,
Phone Number: 
(678) 839-5170
Vacancy Status: 
Annual Salary: 
Commensurate with rank

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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
119 Holmes-Hunter Academic Building
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822


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