Assistant or Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Restorative Justice

Goshen College invites applications for a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor of
Criminal Justice Restorative Justice with an interdisciplinary strength in global politics/policy, starting August 2020.

Primary teaching responsibilities will be in the area of Criminal Justice and Restorative Justice, and may include teaching survey level courses for the CORE (general education) program, including the possibility of a writing and/or research class, as well as upper-level Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies courses and interdisciplinary courses focused on justice issues.  The successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate strengths in thematic areas for comparative courses that resonate with other academic programs at Goshen College – e.g., Peace, Justice Studies, Sustainability, Women’s and gender Studies, International Education, and the willingness to lead off-campus experiential Domestic and International courses.  In addition to teaching, the position includes advising and mentoring an increasingly diverse student body (41%) and supporting departmental co-curriculars.

The department offers majors in Criminal Justice and Restorative Justice and Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies, with minors in Peace and Justice Studies and Conflict Transformation Studies.  All members of the department have opportunities to develop courses within their expertise.

Goshen College is a teaching college with a 4-3-1 load, and all teaching faculty serve on institution-wide committees and assist with advising, as well as recruiting prospective students.  The successful candidate must be ready to contribute to our strong tradition of excellence in research and publication as well as teaching.  Candidates must be interested in working closely with students and fellow faculty members as part of a small, vibrant campus and community.

Essential Functions:

  • Prepare course syllabi for assigned courses in collaboration with department chair and GC Core director
  • Teach assigned courses with appropriate active and engaged learning practices
  • Develop new courses for the Criminal Justice and Restorative Justice major
  • Work with Junior and Senior Criminal Justice and Restorative Justice Seminar students
  • Mentor students through advising and recruiting activities
  • Participate in department, school, and college meetings
  • Pursue appropriate professional development opportunities, including scholarly activities
  • Complete other assigned duties

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Students in assigned courses
  • Student workers in department as needed

Education and Experience:

Minimum qualifications

  • Ph.D. required (dissertation completed by August 2020)
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college/university level
  • Development of thematic areas for teaching Criminal Justice and Restorative Justice, for example environment, gender, inequality, ethnicity, etc.
  • Commitment to teaching in the CORE, including interdisciplinary courses outside of Criminal Justice and Restorative Justice
  • Interest in collaboration and service
  • Commitment to working with diverse populations
  • Commitment to the mission and core values of Goshen College


  • Collaborative, innovate teacher-scholar dedicated to undergraduate teaching in an inclusive academic and campus community.
  • Excellent aptitude and ability in teaching
  • Mentorship of student research
  • Active engagement in research and publishing
  • Public speaking, public relations, and technology
  • Interest in community collaboration and service
  • Ability to establish positive working relationships with colleagues and students
  • Contribute knowledge and ideas to department and college endeavors

Preferred preparation

  • Experience in a developing world context related to their field of study
  • Experience teaching diverse college students
  • Scholarly publications

Physical Demands:

Using computers and other office equipment, mobility around campus, travel and meetings at internship sites.

Work Environment/Environmental Conditions:

Mostly inside/office conditions; Temperatures are usually moderate; Artificial lighting; Some exposure to dust and molds. Must use stairs or elevator to use toilet facilities.

All of the essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation.  All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently.  This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.  Individuals may be required to perform other job-related instructions as requested by the supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.  This position description is not all-inclusive and may change at the option of the (supervisor or department head).  Any major change will result in the position being reviewed for reclassification.

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Please be sure to provide all required materials noted below, as incomplete applications may not be considered. Application materials may be attached to the Faculty Information Form or sent electronically to


  • Complete the online Faculty Information Form
  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three professional letters of recommendation
  • Graduate and undergraduate transcripts (copies acceptable in the application process with official transcripts required for employment)

Review of applications will begin on December 16, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

Goshen College is an equal opportunity employer, committed to enhancing diversity across the institution. Goshen College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or any legally protected status. To protect the welfare and provide for the safety of the students, employees, visitors and resources of Goshen College, background checks are conducted by the Office of Human Resources on all new and re-hired employees.

Human Resources
Goshen College
1700 S. Main Street
Goshen, IN 46526-4795

Telephone: (574) 535-7111