Criminal Justice, Full-Time, Non-Tenure Track, Lecturer

Oklahoma, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 25, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Overview:

Lecturer provides a quality learning experience for students. Lecturer faculty 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 Lecturer faculty member to the student is one of teacher and facilitator of learning.

College/Department Overview:

The School of Criminal Justice is housed within the College of Liberal Arts. The School of Criminal Justice has three undergraduate programs and two master’s programs which serve approximately 700 students. The School of Criminal Justice has 14 full-time members and a research center that assists criminal justice professionals. The College of Liberal Arts currently has 113 full-time and 152 part-time faculty in 8 academic departments. The College serves the University's Core Curriculum programs and enrolls more than 2,850 undergraduate students and more than 300 graduate students in 34 undergraduate and 17 graduate majors. For further information see our website at .

Department Specific Essential Job Functions:

Teach courses spanning the criminal justice discipline. The teaching load for this position is five courses a semester (15 credit hours per semester). Attending start of year training sessions, departmental faculty meetings, and coordinating with department faculty to achieve course continuity, assessment and quality as required. Willingness to teach in a variety of delivery formats (face-to-face, hybrid, and online) as needed.


Experience Required:

An earned Master's degree awarded by a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution in the field specified in the position announcement (exceptions require Academic Affairs approval). Possesses excellent communication, problem-solving, and organizational skills.

Experience Preferred:

Master's degree in criminal justice or related field with teaching experience. PhD preferred.


The primary responsibility of this position is teaching a variety of courses in the field of criminal justice, no university service required. Reports to the School Director and the Dean of the College.

Diversity and Inclusion:

The University of Central Oklahoma is deeply committed to recruiting, supporting, and retaining a diverse faculty and staff. UCO is a highly diverse institution with a global outlook that is reflected in the composition of our student body as well as our dedicated faculty, staff, and university administrators. Our appreciation of diversity includes an awareness of the many issues and challenges that confront underrepresented groups. Given this awareness, it is important that all of our faculty and staff perceive that the University is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive work environment. Applicants are asked to submit a statement explaining how their teaching, scholarship, and/or service contribute to building and supporting diverse and inclusive communities.

Physical Demands:

Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.