The University of Saint Mary, a Catholic university in Leavenworth, Kansas, invites applications for the tenure track position of Assistant Professor of Criminology.  USM has experienced significant enrollment growth over the past few years, including the criminology program, which offers a Bachelor of Arts degree. 

Job Summary

Primary responsibilities include teaching, advising, program/curriculum continuing development in criminology, and service to the University.  Candidates should have the ability to teach a wide range of criminology courses and also some basic sociology courses (e.g. introduction to sociology and social problems).  Interest /expertise in homeland security /emergency preparedness and experience with teaching and developing online courses is preferred.  Faculty is expected to participate in university governance through committee work at the university and departmental level.  USM and the Behavioral Sciences Department have close, collegial faculty dedicated to a teaching-learning relationship.

Education, Experience and Skills Required

A Ph.D. in criminology or closely related field is strongly preferred.  ABDs nearing completion of their degree will be considered, but a time limit will be set for completion and appointment to a tenure track may not be offered until the degree is completed. 


The position will be at the assistant professor level on a tenure track (see limitation noted above) and will be available in August 2013.  Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. 

To Apply

Submit a cover letter of application that addresses the applicant’s credentials as they relate to the requirements of the position.  Include a CV, copies of transcripts, and names and addresses of three references to:

Bryan Le Beau
Vice President for Academic Affairs
University of Saint Mary
4100 So. 4th Street
Leavenworth,  KS 66048


Official transcripts will be requested from finalists.

Questions to Dr. David Greene, Chair of Behavioral Sciences,