Faculty Openings


The Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) invites applications and nominations for the position of Department Chair beginning in Fall 2017. The Department serves over 900 undergraduate majors pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and approximately 55 graduate students enrolled in the Master of Science in Criminal Justice and Criminology program. The Department is comprised of 13 tenure-track/tenured faculty, three full-time lecturers, several adjunct instructors, and two administrative assistants.

The Chair reports to the Dean of the College of Public Policy and is responsible for providing leadership, direction, and goal-setting in the research, teaching, and service activities of the Department. The successful candidate would identify and implement strategies commensurate with the stated University and Department goal of Tier One Research status. Candidates should have experience in budget and personnel management, an ability to work in a collaborative and inclusive manner with academic faculty, clear communication skills, and a passion for leadership.

Qualifications for the position include a Ph.D. in Criminology, Criminal Justice, or closely-related field with a distinguished record of research, teaching, and service enabling an appointment at the rank of Full Professor. Previous experience in an administrative or leadership position and involvement in external funding are preferred. Area of research specialization is open, but an interdisciplinary orientation would be valuable for developing collaborative relationships between the department, criminal justice agencies, and other disciplines, including the top-ranked cyber security department at UTSA. Related interest and skill in fostering Department research partnerships with the local community and state stakeholders, and at the national level to include interdisciplinary collaboration is preferred. The position is a ten-and-a-half-month appointment with a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, and reduced teaching responsibilities. Tenure is contingent upon Board of Regents approval.

The Department of Criminal Justice (http://copp.utsa.edu/department/category/criminal-justice/) is housed within the College of Public Policy on UTSA’s Downtown campus, which is situated in the heart of San Antonio. UTSA is a Tier One aspirant research institution with nearly 29,000 students and part of the University of Texas system. It is the largest university in the San Antonio metropolitan area (www.utsa.edu), which is the 7th largest city in the US.

All questions regarding the position should be directed to:

Martell Teasley, Ph.D.
Chair, Faculty Recruitment Committee
Chair, Department of Social Work, University of Texas at San Antonio

Applicants should submit the following materials: (1) a letter outlining their research orientation and activities, administrative experience, and philosophy toward leadership; (2) a current curriculum vita; and (3) names and contact information of five references whom we may contact (search committee will contact candidates prior to contacting references).

All material must be submitted through: https://jobs.utsa.edu
When entering the portal, click on the “Faculty” tab to find the position announcement.

For questions concerning the submission of materials, please contact:

Rhonda Johnson
Administrative Assistant
Department of Criminal Justice, University of Texas at San Antonio

CC: Martell Teasley, Ph.D.
Chair, Faculty Recruitment Committee
Chair, Department of Social Work, University of Texas at San Antonio

Review of applications begins October 10, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Texas at San Antonio is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women, race/ethnic minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by the time of hire.