Adjunct - Forensic Science Institute

University of Central Oklahoma
Oklahoma, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 21, 2019

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Geology & Earth Sciences, Other Science & Technology, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice & Criminology, Political Science & International Relations
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Overview:

Note: Adjunct positions at UCO are part-time teaching positions. This posting is to create a pool of interested applicants from which the Department may draw as sections become open at any point in the current academic year. This posting may or may not result in the hiring of adjuncts. Adjunct Faculty provides a quality learning experience for students on a semester basis. Adjunct faculty reports to a dean or chair and performs instruction-related duties and responsibilities in a timely manner and in accordance with the mission, policies and procedures of the college. The relationship of the adjunct faculty member to the student is one of teacher and facilitator of learning.

College/Department Overview:

The Forensic Science Institute (FSI) at the University of Central Oklahoma is dedicated to comprehensive training and research for students, professionals and first responders in all aspects of evidence collection, preservation, analysis, reporting and testimony. The Institute is a leading provider of forensic science education at the undergraduate and graduate level through a robust, interdisciplinary program. UCO has the only undergraduate program in North America accredited by the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) in all eligible disciplines to include Forensic Molecular Biology, Forensic Chemistry, and Digital Forensics. UCO, along with Eastern Kentucky University, were the first and still only programs to be accredited in Digital Forensics at the undergraduate level. The Forensic Science Institute has an experienced faculty representing international and national leaders in their respective fields.

Department Specific Essential Job Functions:

Teaches courses within the scope of Forensic Science.


Experience Required:

Possesses at least a master's degree in the field specified in the position announcement (exceptions require Academic Affairs approval). Possesses excellent communication, problem-solving, and organizational skills.


Teaches, advises and mentors students, evaluates student performance, and maintains department and student records in accordance with university policies. Adheres to the educational philosophy of the University. Works in a collaborative manner with colleagues and professionals peers. Participates in university meetings that relate specifically to faculty. Adheres to the educational philosophy, mission and long-term goals of the University. Adheres to all policies and procedures outlines in the UCO Faculty and Employee Handbooks.

Physical Demands:

Repetitive movement of hands and fingers - typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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