Job Details
Visiting Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice (13-D), anticipated Start January 29, 2022
Social & Behavioral Sciences (240010)

Stockton University is ranked among the top public universities in the Northeast with more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as continuing education opportunities. The University, one hour from Philadelphia and two hours from New York City, offers unique living and learning environments throughout southern New Jersey, including the 1,600 acre Galloway campus in the Pinelands National Reserve and Stockton University Atlantic City, located in the University District, just steps from the beach and the iconic Atlantic City Boardwalk. Additional locations include Hammonton, Manahawkin and Woodbine. As a public university, Stockton provides an environment for excellence to a diverse student body, including those from underrepresented populations, through an interdisciplinary approach to liberal arts, sciences and professional education. Founded in 1969, Stockton held its first classes in 1971. The University’s commitment to cultural diversity and its welcoming and vibrant community makes Stockton a great place to learn and work! Learn more about the many reasons to choose Stockton at

This is an in-person on campus, non-remote position.

As a condition of employment, you are required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. If you are unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for medical or religious reasons, or reasons related to a current pregnancy, you may submit a waiver request.  If you are approved for an exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement, you will be required to wear a mask while indoors on campus when you cannot be socially distanced, and you will be required to be tested for COVID-19 by the University on a regular schedule.

The Criminal Justice Program invites applicants with a background in an open area of expertise for a visiting position beginning January 29, 2022 and renewable for the 2022-2023 academic year.  Applicants should be willing and able to teach courses in their area of expertise and contribute to some of the core Criminal Justice courses based on program need (including Introduction to CJ, Theories, Policing, Courts, Corrections, Research Methods, and/or Statistics).

Under the direction of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences Dean, the faculty member will fulfill all of the responsibilities and expectations of Stockton faculty as outlined in the University Faculty  Evaluation Policy and the Procedure for the Evaluation of  Faculty and Library Faculty.  Specifically,  the faculty member will serve in the following ways at Stockton:

  • Offer courses in the faculty member's program and in the General Studies curriculumCandidates will be expected to teach in the B.A. and M.A. programs and must be able to teach core classes, which may include research   methods, statistics, and other courses for which candidate is qualified. Teaching load is three courses (12 credit hours) per semester.  All candidates are encouraged to teach a general studies course every semester based on program need
  • Serve as a preceptor to students.  Additional duties, including student advisement, are required as negotiated under the collective bargaining agreement
  • Participate in professional activities, scholarship, and/or creative activities as    appropriate to the faculty member' s discipline
  • Perform other duties, where appropriate, as designated by the School Dean or the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Excellent teaching and service are expected
  • The program and school are committed to enhancing the diversity of the university community and curriculum
  • Support Stockton University’s diversity commitment and strong student-centered vision and mission

Required Qualifications:

  • Advanced ABDs in psychology, criminology, criminal justice, forensic psychology, or related disciplines will be considered.  Juris Doctorate degrees (J.D.) will also be considered
  • Letter of interest should include which core courses and/or other criminal justice courses in your area of expertise you have experience teaching and/or are willing to teach.  Also include in detail your past accomplishments and actions or commitment to diversity and inclusion

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in psychology, criminology, criminal justice, forensic psychology, or related disciplines will be considered
Curriculum Vitae, Letter of Interest, Teaching Effectiveness Document, Teaching Philosophy Statement, Unofficial Transcripts

Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Only electronic documents will be accepted.  Please complete the on-line application in addition to providing the following required documents.  All required documents must be submitted in order for your application to move forward.  You may upload documents using Microsoft Word or PDF.

  1. A letter of interest describing qualifications and accomplishments
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. A list of three professional references (included in the application): Name, Organization, Email address and Telephone
  4. Short (1-page) teaching philosophy statement
  5. Documents showing evidence of teaching effectiveness
  6. Unofficial Graduate transcripts


Please note:

  • All offers of employment are contingent upon a favorable background check, which may include social intelligence from a consumer reporting agency.
  • Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources (Main Campus, J-115) at 609-652-4384, Monday - Friday between 8:00am - 5:00pm.
  • In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70, effective September 1, 2011, new public employees in certain positions (faculty exempt) are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must meet the requirements listed.
  • Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crimes Statistics Act (Clery Act), prospective employees may access Stockton’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASFSR) is available at The ASFSR contains the previous three years of reported Clery Act crime statistics, fire safety information and information regarding campus and personal safety. If you would like a paper copy of the report, please visit the Stockton University Police Department, building 71, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway Township, NJ, or call 609-652-4390, to request that a copy be mailed to you.
  • Stockton University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants, visit; Additionally, pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Stockton University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.