Program Coordinator, Legal Studies

The Department of Criminal Justice and Legal Studies at Molloy College invites applications for the position of Program Coordinator overseeing its Legal Studies program to begin on September 2021. This is a full time, tenure track faculty position in the department of Criminal Justice. The Department offers both a Bachelor's of Science and a Master's of Science in Criminal Justice in addition to a minor in Legal Studies and Forensic Science. It is one of nearly two dozen academic departments reconfigured within a new School of Arts and Sciences at Molloy College. As the College seeks to continue to add value as one of the most affordable private institutions in the region, the founding of the new School of Arts and Sciences plays a major role in its future strategic goals. In line with Molloy College's Strategic Plan, the new School of Arts and Sciences seeks to address a number of its themes, from responsive education to student success to organizational effectiveness. 

The successful candidate will serve as the Program Coordinator of the department's Legal Studies minor/paralegal program. Program Coordinator responsibilities include:  

  • Provide oversight of academic program, including academic assessment 
  • Provide advising to students 
  • Teach designated courses in Legal Studies and/or Criminal Justice 
  • Support student recruitment efforts for the Legal Studies program 
  • Support faculty recruitment efforts where necessary in Legal Studies, Criminal Justice, and/or the School of Arts and Sciences 

The position also requires a demonstrated commitment to research and publication, teaching excellence, and service to the college and the community. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in teaching a variety of undergraduate courses in Legal Studies and Criminal Justice, and graduate courses in the Criminal Justice MS program. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to publish in scientific, peer-reviewed journals and conduct independent research and present that research at academic conferences. The candidate will aid in the expansion and growth of the Legal Studies program by developing new courses and research initiatives in emerging and innovative areas in the field. The successful candidate will also be committed to the academic success of all of our students and to an environment that encourages and celebrates diversity and differences. The successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • PhD in Criminal Justice/Criminology or closely related field or Juris Doctorate combined with a Master's degree in Criminal Justice or related field 
  • Advanced ABD candidates will be considered but must complete the degree by the position start date.  
  • Evidence of scholarly/research record, or evidence of a future research agenda. 
  • Evidence and/or openness to pursuing and securing grant funding. 
  • Willingness to think about Legal Studies in a cross- inter-disciplinary fashion and strategically align the program with other areas in the School of Arts and Sciences. 

We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and community engagement efforts contribute to diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty.

To Apply: 

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts, three letters of recommendation, at least one of which should discuss the applicant's teaching and one of which should discuss the applicant's research or professional activity, and the Molloy College Application. Please submit all application materials in one submission to with Legal Studies in the subject line. 

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. 

Molloy College, an independent, Catholic college located in Rockville Centre, Long Island, provides a value-centered, multidimensional education with more than 50 quality academic undergraduate and graduate degree programs and three doctoral programs. Founded in 1955 by the Sisters of Saint Dominic, the College provides over 4,900 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students with a variety of competitive academic programs including liberal arts and sciences, business, education, and nursing. Combining the strengths of academic excellence and leadership with personal, compassionate mentoring, Molloy brings out the best in every student. Molloy was recently ranked a Top Three Value school by Money magazine, the only college in the nation to earn this honor for two consecutive years. The College has earned numerous other honors, including being ranked a Top Ten Best Value Catholic university by College Values Online. The College is deeply rooted in the Dominican tradition of study, spirituality, service, and community. These values, known as the Four Pillars of Dominican life, encompass all elements of life at Molloy. The College is committed to academic excellence with respect for all people, and through transformative education, promotes the development of ethical leadership and the pursuit of truth.