The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice invites applicants for the E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professorship in Youth Crime and Violence. The person appointed to this post must have a national reputation for research and scholarship in youth crime, youth violence, or both. The successful applicant will participate as a tenured associate or full professor in the department and conduct high-quality research into the causes and prevention of youth crime, youth violence, or both. In addition, the successful candidate will participate in educating students and be actively involved in community engagement.
The professorship is part of the Des Lee Collaborative Vision, a community of thirty-five endowed professor across disciplines who collectively are dedicated to linking the knowledge and resources of universities with community partners through collaboration to build educational, cultural, and research opportunities for all members of the St. Louis community and around the world. The professor selected for the position in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice will participate in the Des Lee Collaborative Vision and connect with other endowed professors to extend and amplify UMSL's impact within the greater St. Louis region and beyond.
About UMSL : Established as a campus of the University of Missouri in 1963, the University of Missouri-St. Louis has grown rapidly as the principal public university in the St. Louis area with a current enrollment of over 16,000 in day and evening sessions. As part of a metropolitan area of almost 3,000,000 people, UMSL has immediate availability to cultural and educational institutions of one of the country's major centers. The area includes fine museums, libraries, theatre and opera companies, symphony orchestras, medical centers, athletic and recreational facilities, and a score of public and private universities and colleges.
About the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice : The mission of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice (CCJ) is to conduct and disseminate the findings of basic and applied research on crime and justice; to offer excellent teaching at the Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral levels; and to provide service to the campus, profession, and community. This mission is realized via the research, teaching, and service of the CCJ Department's faculty, staff, and students.
Departmental faculty members publish the results of their research in top-tier, peer-reviewed journals and generate external funding from local, state, and national government agencies and private foundations. Teaching activities in the CCJ Department include not only traditional in-depth course work, but also intensive research training, especially at the PhD level. CCJ faculty members are actively involved in many local, state, national and international service activities, holding offices in organizations such as the American Society of Criminology and/or editorial positions on major criminological and sociological journals.
UMSL's CCJ Department ranked #5 in the Nation according to the 2018 rankings by U.S. News and World Report.
The appointment will begin by mutual agreement. Applicants must apply through the UMSL Careers website at www.umsl.jobs. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The University of Missouri-St. Louis is an affirmative-action equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.
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