Chair Administration Of Justice/Associate Professor Or Professor

Salve Regina University Newport , RI 02840

Posted 2 months ago

About Salve Regina University:

Salve Regina University, ranked as one of the most transformative colleges in the United States by Money Magazine and among the best regional universities in the north by U.S. News and World Report, is a comprehensive Catholic University located in the scenic coastal community of Newport, Rhode Island. The University's commitment to academic success and personal discovery extends beyond its historic campus into a dynamic world where the application of higher thinking and skill are most valued. Salve Regina offers associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs, graduate certificates, and doctoral programs in humanities, international relations and nursing. Enrollment includes more than 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students from across the U.S. and around the world.

Job Description:


Salve Regina University seeks candidates with an earned Ph.D. degree in Criminal Justice, Justice Studies, Criminology, Homeland Security, Political Science, Sociology, Cybersecurity or a closely related field, with research and/or practical experience relevant to the field of Administration of Justice, for the position of Chair of the Administration of Justice department.

The ideal candidate will have practical experience bridging the gap between academia and policy, government, and/or industry. Candidates with curriculum review, curriculum development, and who are familiar with or worked in accredited programs, at the Undergraduate and Graduate level, are highly preferred. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated leadership experience, as well as experience with online and hybrid pedagogy. The successful candidate will qualify for appointment to a tenure track position at the rank of Associate or full Professor, depending on qualifications.


The Chair, in consultation with the Provost, Dean of Undergraduate Studies, and department faculty, will provide strategic direction for the program in alignment with the University's mission and values. The Chair will be responsible for organizing, planning, and setting priorities for the allocation of resources within the department. These activities will include development and implementation of department staffing, policies, and procedures, in cooperation with department faculty and senior administrators and in accordance with the University's mission and standards. The Chair is responsible for scheduling courses, assessing outcomes and the hiring of adjunct and full-time faculty. This position is responsible for the department's undergraduate program, but it also interfaces with a graduate program director to coordinate scheduling for both faculty and students, as well as in curriculum and similar matters.

The Administration of Justice Department resides within a liberal arts institution built upon the Mercy tradition, which offers great opportunities for the development of interdisciplinary programs that are both unique and well suited to the needs of today's students. The Chair will implement a strategy to enhance the value and reputation of the department and the institution.


  • Earned Ph.D. degree in Criminal Justice, Justice Studies, Criminology, Homeland Security, Political Science, Sociology, Cybersecurity or a closely related field.

  • Demonstrated expertise with academic program development, innovative teaching methods and technologically mediated learning.

  • Strong supervisory skills preferably within higher education.

  • Basic knowledge of personnel regulations.

  • Experience managing budgets.

  • Knowledge and respect for faculty governance principles.

Additional Information:

Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including:

  • health and dental coverage
  • life insurance
  • long-term disability
  • 403B plan
  • tuition benefits and more

Salve Regina University strives to provide equal opportunity in employment and education to all employees, students and applicants. No employee, student or applicant shall be discriminated against or harassed on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, marital or parental status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal or state law, in the administration of Salve Regina's employment policies, education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other University administered programs. In accordance with Title IX, it does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its educational programs or activities. Salve Regina is also committed to making its programs and campus accessible to its visitors and compliant with all applicable non-discrimination laws.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must apply online for any open staff and faculty positions by providing a cover letter, including salary specifications, along with their resume. Salve Regina University, as a comprehensive Mercy, Catholic University, welcomes people of all beliefs and encourages students to work for a world that is harmonious, just, and merciful. In your cover letter, please highlight how your teaching, scholarship, leadership, and service might serve to support the University's mission and its commitment to diversity, dialogue, and lifelong learning. Pre-employment background checks and reference checks are required of successful candidates. Salve Regina University participates in E-verify.


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