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Position Description: Full-time, non-tenure track position

Minimum Qualifications: A master’s degree in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or a closely related social science field.

Preferred Qualifications:

- A doctorate, juris doctorate, or an individual at ABD status who is within one year of completing their degree in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or a closely related social science field.
- Evidence of teaching experience or potential to be a strong educator.
- Evidence of discipline-specific research or potential to engage in scholarly work.
- Evidence of discipline-specific service or potential to engage in departmental, university, and community service.

Rank: Assistant Professor

Appointment Date: August 2020

Application Process: The priority deadline is March 2, 2020. Review of applications will begin March 2, 2020 and continue until the search has been successfully concluded.

Benefits: Competitive benefit package

Responsibilities: This is a nine-month, non-tenure track position. The candidate accepted for this position will be expected to teach 12 credit hours per semester at the undergraduate and graduate level in criminal justice (will include both on-campus and online courses), with the possibility of reassignment of teaching responsibilities for service as a community college liaison; pursue continuing/on-going research related to criminal justice or related field; and participate in departmental, university, and discipline service activities.

Application Process: To apply for this position, please visit Only electronic applications submitted through the webpage will be accepted.

Required Application Documents: Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, the names and contact information of three references, student evaluations, examples of scholarly work, and copies of university transcripts showing graduate coursework. Teaching and research philosophies are also encouraged. Please submit one PDF with all application documents.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

Dr. Tamara Lynn


About the Department:

The Department of Criminal Justice provides students with the conceptual and research skills to investigate and understand a variety of issues in criminal justice while also offering a broad range of courses to support a comprehensive and solid background for students entering into the criminal justice field. The department offers two undergraduate degrees and one graduate degree in criminal justice and currently has 6 full time faculty position with approximately 300 undergraduate majors and 45 graduate students.

About the College:

The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences is composed of eleven departments, all of which focus on gaining a deeper understanding of human persons and human purposes through exploration and development of creativity, communication, rational reflection, behavior, and shared experience.

About Fort Hays State University:

Founded in 1902, FHSU is a leading, forward-thinking university of the Midwest, with student enrollment of more than 15,500 (including 4,500+ on the Hays campus, a unique China partnership program with enrollment of 4,000 students, and Virtual College enrollment at over 7,000). Over 400 faculty and more than 500 professional and staff support guide degree and certificate programs for the associate’s, bachelor's, and master's programs, and for the Doctorate of Nursing Practice, representing 31 departments within these academic divisions:

- College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
- W.R. and Yvonne Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship
- College of Education
- College of Health and Behavioral Sciences
- Peter Werth College of Science, Technology, and Mathematics
- Graduate School

Fort Hays State University provides exceptional opportunities for students from Kansas, the region, and the world, and the University attracts goal-oriented students who want premier learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom combined with one-to-one attention and support. FHSU students graduate with the knowledge, professional skills, and confidence to have a competitive edge in their chosen careers. Upon graduation, 95% of FHSU students find a job or placement in graduate school.

About Hays, Kansas:

Candidates will discover a locale where professional satisfaction and career achievement are paired with an optimal quality of life. Fort Hays State University is located in Hays, Kansas, a vibrant, growing community of over 20,000 that takes great pride in the University's presence. Hays is a celebration of historic and contemporary contrasts, evidenced in its frontier roots highlighted throughout the city and local museums and in its redeveloped downtown area where residents enjoy one-of-a-kind restaurants, unique shopping, and a vibrant arts scene. This community’s commitment to the future inspires Hays businesses to reinvest locally.

A welcoming and family-centered community, Hays offers premier healthcare services, a growing high-tech and retail business community, and excellent Pre-K and K–12 schools in both the private and public sectors. The City of Hays has long been known as a safe community, and the FHSU campus is recognized by the National Council for Home Safety and Security in 2018 as one of the Top 100 Safest College Campuses in America. For entertainment, recreation, education, employment, or simply for a comfortable place to live, residents of all ages will find in Hays the elements that contribute to a safe, enjoyable, and fulfilling lifestyle.

Notice of Non-discrimination – Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

Notice to KPERS retirees applying for a position: Recent legislation changes working-after-retirement rules for both you and your employer if you go back to work for a KPERS employer. Please contact your KPERS representative or for further information on how this might affect you.

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