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Nov 14 2022

Fellowship Pre-Faculty Fellowship, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Wayne State University Detroit, Michigan, United States

WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Wayne State University (WSU) invites applications for a pre-faculty fellowship position. This position is one of several under the inaugural Wayne State University Pathway to Faculty Program which includes structured mentoring, resources for the establishment of an independent research program, and the support of a community committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and is full-time and benefits eligible. The selected fellow will receive internal and external mentorship that prepares them to transition smoothly into to a tenure-track, assistant professor position upon completion of the fellowship (up to three years, renewable annually, with the expectation of a minimum of two years). Salary is competitive.

The Pathway to Faculty Initiative at WSU offers up to three years of pre-faculty support (research funds, infrastructure, mentorship, teaching experience) to facilitate the development of a sustainable research program. Subject to attainment of expected milestones, the Fellow will transition to the position of tenure-track assistant professor. Applicants are expected to pursue an active research agenda and to be effective teachers at both the undergraduate and graduate level upon the transition to a tenure-track position. The area of specialization is open. We are especially interested in someone whose research focuses on racial/ethnic disparities in criminal justice (CJ) practices, the consequences of CJ policies for urban communities, or forms of harm reduction and reform initiatives in CJ. A PhD in criminal justice, criminology, or a related discipline is required. Applicants must have no more than two years of postgraduate training. The prefaculty fellow teaching load is zero for the first year and no more than one course per semester for the second year, and the tenure-track teaching load is two courses per semester. Applicants are expected to be committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and collegiality.

WSU is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a RU/VH (Research University, Very High research activity) institution and serves more than 27,000 students across 370 academic programs, making it a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit, where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high-quality education. The Department offers B.S. and M.S. degrees to approximately 450 undergraduate and 40 graduate students. More information about the Department can be found at

WSU is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color and other underrepresented people. WSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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An on-line application is required. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement describing past experiences and future goals towards promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in research and education, and three letters of recommendation. This statement should explain the applicant’s experiences and commitments to diversity that indicate why they are a good fit for WSU and the Detroit area. The three letters of recommendation should be sent to Yuning (Bonnie) Wu, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 3261 Faculty Administration Building, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202 or emailed to Review of applications will begin November 28, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.

Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Fellowship.

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