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Assistant or Associate Criminology Professor

Instructional / Teaching Faculty


Assistant or Associate Criminology Professor

  • 522981
  • Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
  • Sociology
  • Instructional / Teaching Faculty
  • Teaching & Research Faculty
  • Virginia Tech University

Job Description

The Department of Sociology in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor or an Associate Professor with tenure level to begin August 10, 2023.

We seek a candidate with a research focus in criminology broadly defined. While areas of specialization are open, preference will be given to those who work in the area of cybercriminology / digital criminology. Teaching will include a variety of criminology courses at the graduate and undergraduate level.

The Department of Sociology houses the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention and the newly created Cybercriminology Lab. While areas of research and teaching within criminology are open, we are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the growth and development of the Cybercriminology Lab. We are particularly interested in candidates who utilize advanced and/or innovative data methodologies related to collecting, managing, and interpreting digital data (i.e. data generated across digital platforms, big data, and/or AI data).

The Department of Sociology is recognized for excellence in interdisciplinary research, and we encourage scholars with interest in working with interdisciplinary teams. The department’s faculty have established relations with colleagues in the School of Public and International Affairs, Center for Public Administration and Policy, Computer Science, Statistics, and Science and Technology Studies (STS), and programs in the National Capital Region.
The department offers bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD degrees in Sociology. Graduate students can concentrate in Women’s and Gender Studies or Africana Studies. A graduate certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies is also offered.

The Department of Sociology plays a central role in the Academy of Transdisciplinary Studies (ATS), a new interdisciplinary set of programs including Women’s and Gender Studies, Africana Studies, and American Indian Studies. The ATS is also home to minors in the fields of Asian American Studies, Disability Studies, Latino/a/x Studies, LGBTQ Studies, Food Studies and Animal Studies.


Required Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in sociology or criminology in hand by August 2023 with a strong record of scholarly productivity or the promise of significant research and publication commensurate with the level of appointment.

Applicants must demonstrate a willingness and ability to contribute to the mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students, to the Department’s collegial and collaborative intellectual community, and to College and University goals and priorities of equity, diversity, inclusion, and indigenization.


Preferred Qualifications

Proven grant potential is preferred. Evidence of teaching excellence is also preferred.


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Additional Information

The application package should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and list of three references with email addresses. Questions should be directed to Dr. James Hawdon  (hawdonj@vt.edu), Search Committee Chair.

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.


About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Mae Early-Wilmer at maeearly@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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