Assistant Professor – Criminal Justice

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Location: Angola, Indiana


Trine University, Department of Criminal Justice invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank beginning August 2024 in person on Trine’s Main Campus in Angola. Trine University is a small, private institution located in the beautiful lake resort region of northeastern Indiana. The mission of the university is to provide productive, work-ready graduates for careers in their chosen field. High quality teaching is our priority.

The position of Assistant Professor requires an individual who can provide excellence in teaching and is interested in both their students and their course subjects. They must be committed to the centrality of a Trine University education. The Assistant Professor should have a broad understanding of appropriate academic programs and potential future directions; be flexible, visionary, creative and energetic; and want students to excel and take pleasure in their success. Fair discipline, attention to duty, and desire for self-improvement are expected traits of Trine University Faculty members. Trine is a non-tenured institution that is committed to faculty and student success.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The position requires an 80/10/10 split that focuses 80% on classroom, 10% on university service, and 10% on scholarship (publications, conference presentations). The professor will do the following: instruct Criminal Justice courses, assist with course/ program development, program assessment, advise students regarding academic issues, assist in the advising of student organizations related to the department, and provide service to the university in the form of committee work.

    • Teach the standard faculty load of twelve (12) semester hours per semester or twenty-four (24) semesters per academic year.
    • Post and maintain a regular schedule of at least ten (10) office hours per week – one office hour shall be scheduled per week for each credit hour of instruction.
    • Provide instruction (teach class) for the class length listed in the official schedule.
    • Prepare and grade, at minimum, a midterm and a final exam or project for each course.
    • Provide each student with a course syllabus.
    • Submit absentee and deficiency information to Academic Support Services via the Intranet site.
    • Assist students with academic deficiencies.
    • Advise prospective and current students about curriculum and career opportunities.
    • Participate in developing or implementing the department strategic plan.

Education and/or Experience  

A qualified instructor with a Ph.D. in criminal justice or a related field or a J.D. is preferred; a master’s degree in these fields will be considered, especially if it is accompanied by significant professional experience. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching, participate in the advising of students and will assist in the advising of student organizations related to the department.

Application Requirements

Applicants should send a detailed CV, a letter describing their qualifications for teaching the classes and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts.

Outstanding Benefits:

Trine University offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and the needs of your family. Some benefits offered include:                     

  • Health - medical, dental, vision,flex spending, HSA accounts
  • Life insurance - a variety of voluntary life options are available along with an employer paid employee life policy valued at 1 ½ times annual salary
  • Paid sick time
  • Retirement - after one year of full-time service you are eligible for an employer contribution of 5% and up to an additional 5% employer match
  • Education – after 6 months of full-time service, undergraduate education benefits are available for employee, spouse, and dependent children


Full-time, faculty-line salary and benefit schedule.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


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Trine University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, genetic information, citizenship status, military status, or any other basis prohibited by law, unless such basis constitutes a bona fide occupational qualification. Trine will comply with its legal obligation to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and for religious beliefs.