Criminology and Justice Studies

Employment Opportunities

Faculty Positions

Lecturer (part-time) Faculty

The Department of Criminology and Justice Studies is hiring part-time Lecturers. The job pool for the upcoming AY 2024 - 2025 academic year (Fall 2024 and Spring 2025) is accepting applications until March 22th, 2024 at 5:00 PM, please note that the department of Criminology and Justice Studies has extended the applications in congruence with CSUN's Faculty Affairs. For more details, please view the position announcement letter and job description for details on submitting your application and the required documents. Thank you.


Tenure-track (full-time) Faculty

Thank you for expressing an interest in the Tenure-Track Faculty position described below. The Department of Criminology and Justice Studies is no longer seeking candidates for the 2024-2025 Academic Year. A candidate has been selected and we are waiting for an official notice to release the department's new tenure-line faculty. Please note that applications submitted to this job listing will not be saved for future tenure-line positions. Thank you.

The Department of Criminology and Justice Studies at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is seeking a tenure-track faculty member in Criminology and Justice Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor with primary specialization areas in policy (broadly defined) and/or law, and sub-specialty areas in Latinx Criminology and/or critical criminologies. The screening deadline is October 6, 2023. For more details, please see the job announcement here.


The below lists possible employment opportunities, most are external to CSUN and serve as a reference for CJS graduates.

Student Positions

Occasionally, CJS faculty members have research projects that include monies for students to serve as research assistants. Currently there are no open positions available.


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Gateway Domestic Violence Services

Mission: Preventing and eliminating intimate partner violence through counseling, residential care, and empowering people for social change.


Mission: We partner with individuals, families, and communities to shape creative solutions to even the greatest life challenges. First we listen. Then, together, we do what it takes to help people thrive.

Advocacy Resource Center

Mission: The mission of the Advocacy Resource Center is to provide comprehensive, culturally honoring and trauma informed responses to those impacted by the abuse of power and control.

National Institute for Criminal Justice Reform (NICJR)

Mission: We partner with individuals, families, and communities to shape creative solutions to even the greatest life challenges. First we listen. Then, together, we do what it takes to help people thrive

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Mission: NAMI provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.

The Children's Partnership

Mission: For more than 25 years, The Children’s Partnership (TCP) has come to represent both innovation and collaboration in the children’s advocacy field. The Children’s Partnership was founded in 1993 as a different kind of children’s organization. Founders Wendy Lazarus and Laurie Lipper witnessed major policy shifts that ignored the needs of children and saw an imminent need for a group to set a children’s agenda on emerging issues. In 1994, The Children’s Partnership provided the first comprehensive look at how computers and the internet were changing the way children learn, grow, socialize and find opportunity. Ahead of its time, this seminal piece began the national dialogue on the impact of major technological changes on children.

 YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley

Mission: YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

Community Engagement

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Homeboy Industries

Mission: Homeboy Industries provides hope, training, and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated people, allowing them to redirect their lives and become contributing members of our community. Homeboy Industries provides hope, training, and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated people, allowing them to redirect their lives and become contributing members of our community.

The Brotherhood Crusade

Mission: The Brotherhood Crusade's mission is to remove and/or help individuals overcome the barriers that deter their pursuit of success in life and facilitate opportunities for a better quality of life by effectuating improved health & wellness, facilitating academic success, promoting personal, social & economic growth, providing access to artistic excellence & cultural awareness, increasing financial literacy and building community agencies & institutions.

Inclusive Action

Mission: Inclusive Action's mission is to serve underinvested communities and build thriving local economies by improving access to transformative capital, and advancing policy through collaborative research and community-driven advocacy.

Radical Equity Tools

Mission: Racial Equity Tools is designed to support individuals and groups working to achieve racial equity. This site offers tools, research, tips, curricula, and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and to help those working for racial justice at every level – in systems, organizations, communities, and the culture at large.

Neighborhood Housing Services

Mission:  Neighborhood Housing Services of Los Angeles County (NHS) serves as a catalyst for local residents, business and government representatives to work together to build stronger neighborhoods, improve the quality of life for low to moderate income families and revitalize communities into neighborhoods of choice. NHS strengthens communities by developing and maintaining quality affordable housing, creating and preserving affordable homeownership opportunities, supporting local leaders, providing financial education and increasing the financial independence of families and people in need.


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U.S. Department of Justice

Mission: The mission of the Department of Justice is to uphold the rule of law, to keep our country safe, and to protect civil rights. (the link is altered to generate job positions for recent graduates)

Department of Homeland Security

Mission: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its homeland security mission are born from the commitment and resolve of Americans across the United States in the wake of the September 11th attacks. In those darkest hours, we witnessed true heroism, self-sacrifice, and unified resolve against evil. We rallied together for our common defense, and we pledged to stand united against the threats attacking our great Nation, fellow Americans, and way of life.
DHS is seeking hundreds of qualified individuals to fill critical positions in cybersecurity, information technology, intelligence analysis, law enforcement, travel security, and emergency prevention, response, and management. They will also be filling other critical positions to include business operations, mission support, and more. 

CSG Justice Center

Mission: The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center is a national, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that combines the power of a membership association, representing state officials in all three branches of government, with policy and research expertise to develop strategies that increase public safety and strengthen communities. The CSG Justice Center develops research-driven strategies to increase public safety and strengthen communities.

U.S. Marshals Service

Mission: The mission of the U.S. Marshals Service is to enforce federal laws and provide support to virtually all elements of the federal justice system by providing for the security of federal court facilities and the safety of judges and other court personnel; apprehending criminals; exercising custody of federal prisoners and providing for their security and transportation to correctional facilities; executing federal court orders; seizing assets gained by illegal means and providing for the custody, management, and disposal of forfeited assets; assuring the safety of endangered government witnesses and their families; and collecting and disbursing funds.

U.S. Department of the Interior

DOI is a workforce of over 70,000 strong serving across 11 Bureaus/Offices and over 2,400 operating locations to fulfill one mission. DOI's mission is as vast and diverse as our people - to protect America’s natural resources and heritage, honor our cultures and tribal communities, and supply the energy to power our future.

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Mission: Our mission is to protect the American people and uphold the U.S. Constitution.

U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (US EEOC)

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and related conditions, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.

Most employers with at least 15 employees are covered by EEOC laws (20 employees in age discrimination cases). Most labor unions and employment agencies are also covered.

The laws apply to all types of work situations, including hiring, firing, promotions, harassment, training, wages, and benefits.

U.S. Department of Labor

The Department of Labor serves all of America's workers, and our work affects virtually every family in the country. Our primary mission is to foster and promote all workers, job seekers and retirees in the United States while improving working conditions; advancing opportunities for profitable employment and assuring work-related benefits and rights.

Internal Revenue Service

The IRS mission is to provide America's taxpayers top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and to enforce the law with integrity and fairness to all.

Law Enforcement (Civilian and Sworn)

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The following Departments have reached out to CJS recently actively seeking CJS graduates ready to start their careers:

Los Angeles Police Department

Mission: It is the mission of the Los Angeles Police Department to safeguard the lives and property of the people we serve, to reduce the incidence and fear of crime, and to enhance public safety while working with the diverse communities to improve their quality of life. Our mandate is to do so with honor and integrity, while at all times conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards to maintain public confidence.

Fremont Police Dept.

Mission: Public Safety through Professional Law Enforcement

San Francisco Police Dept.

Civilian Job Openings:

Sworn Job Openings:

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation 

Mission: To facilitate the successful reintegration of the individuals in our care back to their communities equipped with the tools to be drug-free, healthy, and employable members of society by providing education, treatment, rehabilitative, and restorative justice programs, all in a safe and humane environment.

Law & Legal

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National Center for State Courts

Mission: The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) promotes the rule of law and improves the administration of justice in state courts and courts around the world.

Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice

Mission: LACLJ secures justice for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and empowers them to create their own futures.

American Bar Association Career Center

The ABA was founded in 1878 on a commitment to set the legal and ethical foundation for the American nation. Today, it exists as a membership organization and stands committed to its mission of defending liberty and pursuing justice.



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Volunteers of America

Mission: Volunteers of America is a non-profit human services organization committed to serving people in need, strengthening families, and building communities. Volunteers of America was founded in 1896 on a core belief in the potential of every person no matter the circumstance. Since then, we have been transforming the lives of America’s most vulnerable, including children and families from under–served communities, at–risk youth, Veterans, individuals and families struggling with homelessness, men and women returning from prison, victims of human trafficking, and people challenged with addictions and substance use.

Friends Outside

Mission: The mission of Friends Outside is to assist children and families, prisoners, and former prisoners with the immediate and long-term effects of incarceration, and to act as a bridge between those we serve, the community at large, and the criminal justice system, thereby enhancing the character of justice.

Boys Republic

Boys Republic seeks to give adolescent youth with behavioral, educational, and emotional difficulties an opportunity to achieve their maximum potential for responsible, self-directed life within the community. Every attempt is made to involve family members in the rehabilitation process and to bring about the reunification of the family. We consider the development of academic, vocational and social skills essential in assisting the youth we serve to return to the community as useful, productive citizens.

Additional Career Resources

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CSUN Career Center

CSUN's Career Center offers exploration and advisement along with job-search strategies to students and eligible alumni. They assist students in clarifying life and career goals, preparing for the transition from graduation to employment and/or graduate school, and learning the principles of life-long career management. CSUN's Career Center's primary educational goal is to help students successfully transition into a rapidly chaining labor market. The rise of the gig economy, technology and automation make employers look for skill-based graduates who are adaptable and ready for the digital wave and knowledgeable in hard, digital proficiency, and soft skills. Therefore the CSUN Career Center has adopted the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Career Readiness Competencies.

To access CSUN's Career Center's Career Readiness Competencies, please visit:

CSUN's CareerLink Resources

Resumes: Get a step-by-step guide to resume building with a worksheet for ensuring all details are included, and will help you display your talents to their fullest. Visit the CareerLink's Job Search Preparation Guide for Resumes to access these resources.

Interviewing: Strengthen your interviewing skills and prepare questions for potential employers. Visit the CareerLink's Job Search Reparation Guide for Interviewing Basics to access these resources.  

Career Fairs: Ready to introduce yourself to potential employers with a one-minute introduction? Learn the perfect introduction pitch with CareerLink's Job Search Preparation Guide to Career Fairs

Work Eligibility Discussion:  Learn how to discuss work eligibility with employers as international students! Visit Berkeley's Career Engagement YouTube channel for an overview to approach discussing work eligibility.

Dressing for Success:  Stressed about what to wear in order to be workplace-ready? Visit CareerLink's Job Search Preparation Guide "Dress for Success" to access resources to become workplace-ready with your attire.

Career Resources Beyond CSUN

Law School Admission Council (LSAC):  The LSAC Services and programs are offered to ease the application process for all those who wish to pursue a legal education. At the core of each is an ongoing commitment to expanding educational opportunities and building a more just and prosperous world.