Jobs - Job Details - ST-Full-Time Temporary Faculty in Criminal Justice (2023)

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Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: Stanislaus - Turlock
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Social Sciences, Temporary, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location), Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)

Jobs - Job Details - ST-Full-Time Temporary Faculty in Criminal Justice (1)

Faculty Employment Opportunity


FULL-TIME LECTURER IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE: The Department of Criminal Justiceinvites applications for a full-time Lecturer appointment (Criminal Legal Studies emphasis). The candidate selected will teach a full-time course load in Criminal Justice (30 units per academic year). The courses assigned to this position serve our Criminal Legal Studies concentration and core requirements in the major with a legal emphasis, such as Criminal Procedures and Criminal Law. The successful candidate may be assigned courses at our Stockton campus as well as our Turlock campus. This position is contingent upon the availability of authorized funding.


A J.D. or Ph.D. in Criminal Justice or related field is required. Other minimum qualifications include experience teaching at the university level.


Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate excellent teaching proficiency with pedagogical expertise serving diverse populations.


A complete application is required for full consideration and must include: (1) a cover letter that specifically addresses the position description and qualifications; (2) unofficial photocopies of graduate transcripts; and (3) a curriculum vita, including the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references; letters of reference may be required at a later time. Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire. Candidates should also forward representative teaching materials (e.g., syllabi and sample course materials), and evidence of teaching effectiveness.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact:

Dr. Phyllis B. Gerstenfeld, Chair
Department of Criminal Justice
California State University, Stanislaus
1 University Circle
Turlock, CA 95382

To apply for this position, please click the "Apply Now" button on this page.

Screening of completed application files will begin March 1, 2023. The position will remain open until filled. This appointment will begin August 16, 2023.


CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at


Salary is based on qualifications and experience. As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package.

Newly hired lecturers with terminal degrees are placed in Range 3 of the salary schedule and others are normally placed in Range 2. Starting salaries are usually at or near the minimum of the range. The full-time (15 units per semester) monthly base salaries indicated in the schedules are prorated based on the number of units assigned and are paid in six monthly payments for each full semester. Salary rates for California State University Lecturers (Academic Year) can be found in the schedules linked below.


The Department of Criminal Justice offers BA and MA degrees in Criminal Justice. Our faculty have a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds and research interests, including considerable interest in international issues, and our students are offered five distinct concentrations. The department is committedto working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, racial, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The department faculty understandthe challenges faced by underrepresented individuals, and the need for all students and faculty to work to create an equitable and inclusive environment for all.The department faculty are also strong advocates for the core values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.


California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion – one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West’s No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

CSU Stanislaus values shared governance: Handbook statement on shared governance


The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. You can learn more about federal equal employment opportunity protections by accessing the Department of Labor’s notices: and

Individuals with disabling conditions who require accommodation during the recruitment process may contact the ADA Coordinator at (209) 667-3159.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.


The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse And Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.


In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, Stanislaus State annually posts the Campus Security Report. The annual report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Stanislaus State; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, and sexual assault. You can obtain a copy of this report at: .

Or you may request a printed copy by calling: (209) 667-3572; fax: (209) 664-7011; or email:

Information regarding campus security reports at other locations can be found at:


The university requires a criminal and/or child abuse background check to be completed for many of its new employees, current employees seeking promotional or transfer opportunities, and current employees assigned new duties. Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position. Failure to consent to any background check will disqualify an applicant from further consideration. Additionally, an applicant who fails to provide the necessary information or who provides false or misleading information may also be disqualified from further consideration. Later discovery of false or misleading information related to the background check may result in the offer of employment being withdrawn or subject the employee to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.


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