Assistant Professor of Criminology

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Full Time (Exempt)
Behavioral and Social Science and History

The Coker College Department of Behavioral Sciences is seeking qualified applicants for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Criminology beginning no later than August, 2017. The primary responsibilities of the position include:

  • teaching assignments at the undergraduate level and graduate level in the College’s Master of Science in Applied Criminology program;

  • teaching assignments that may include the main campus, satellite campuses, and online instruction;

  • advising/mentoring students;

  • serving on Department and College committees;

  • and other responsibilities as defined by the College.


The Department is seeking an individual who is passionate about teaching; dedicated to developing meaningful, collegial working relationships with students, faculty, and staff across campus; eager to contribute his/her interests and ideas for new and innovative courses and programs; and committed to actively contributing to Coker College’s mission.


Preferred qualifications include an earned doctorate in Criminology, Sociology, or a closely related field; ABD will be considered.  Preferred areas of expertise include: race, gender, class and crime, along with deviance and criminological theory. The interest and ability to engage in scholarly activities is required.


This is a full-time, 9-month position with competitive salary and benefits. The successful candidate will report to the Chair of the Department of Behavioral Sciences.


To apply, please send cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, copies of transcripts (official transcripts will be required of the  successful candidate), and complete contact information for three professional references to [email protected] and complete the job application.  Review of application materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


Coker College is a student-focused, private liberal arts college located in Hartsville, South Carolina. Coker combines round table, discussion-based learning with hands-on experiences to encourage active participation in and out of the classroom. A supportive, close-knit community prepares Coker students with the confidence and practical life skills they need to reach their personal best, in college and beyond.

Founded in 1908, Coker is a bachelor’s and master’s degree-granting institution and competes in 21 NCAA Division II sports. Coker is ranked among the "Best Colleges" in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review, and by Washington Monthly as No. 5 for value among colleges in the Southeast region.

Coker College, in compliance with all applicable state and federal laws, including Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, marital status, veterans or military status, or against individuals with disabilities, or other legally protected classifications in the areas of employment, admission, financial aid or access to educational or extracurricular programs, activities or facilities.