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Director of Forensic Studies - Tenure track (Open Rank) Professor

College of Public Affairs

Vacancy Number 2013-005

Position Type: Faculty position with benefits package
Opens: 08/17/12     Closes: Open Until Filled

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications

University of Baltimore —The School of Criminal Justice in the College of Public Affairs invites applications for a Director of the Forensic Studies Program. The Director will be hired in a tenured/tenure-track (open rank) faculty position. A non-tenure track, contractual “Executive-in-Residence” would be possible for a senior practitioner with substantial experience and an appropriate terminal degree. The appointment will begin in August 2013 and is contingent upon final budgetary approval.

The University of Baltimore, located in downtown Baltimore, is part of the University System of Maryland serving a diverse urban professional community. The School of Criminal Justice orients its academic priorities toward integration with the real world, capitalizing on geographic location in Baltimore, a real city that acts as an extended classroom and provides research opportunities. The School offers a B.S. and M.S. degree in Criminal Justice each certified by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and a B.S. degree in Forensic Studies. The School is currently engaged in expansion of its academic programs related to forensic studies (which utilizes a state-of-the-art forensics laboratory and maintains a strong partnership with state and local police departments and the state medical examiner’s office.) A new graduate degree program in Forensic Science focusing on high technology crime is under curriculum review. We invite you to visit our web site for more information about the College of Public Affairs and the School of Criminal Justice at www.ubalt.edu/cpa.

Candidates for this position must hold a Ph.D. in Forensic Science, Criminology, Criminal Justice, or a Ph.D. in Chemistry with professional experience in Forensic Science. Candidates should have a record of scholarly activities appropriate to their rank and clearly demonstrate the potential for quality university instruction and service to their profession and the university. The new Director will be responsible for managing the program, maintaining community linkages with local agencies, continuously improving and assessing the overall program, and teaching core forensic studies undergraduate courses and a range of graduate courses currently under development. The successful candidate may also have an opportunity for course development in their area of specialization and/or expertise. This position requires that the person hired be an active member of the faculty who contributes to program development, governance, and sustainability. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

We invite qualified applicants to submit a letter of interest, vita, and names and contact information of three references. Electronic forwarding is strongly preferred. Review of materials will begin September 30, 2012 and will continue until the search is completed. Please submit all materials directly to FSCSposition@ubalt.edu or Dr. Debra L. Stanley, Executive Director, School of Criminal Justice, University of Baltimore, 1420 North Charles, Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201-5779. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of Baltimore is an equal opportunity/ Affirmative Action/ADA Compliant Employer & Title IX Institution.