Assistant Professor & Program Director of Criminal Justice

Oregon, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 15, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Posting Number: 06001814 Position Title: Assistant Professor & Program Director of Criminal Justice Posting Date: Closing Date: 03/24/2021 Open Until Filled (notes): Length of Position: 9 months per year - academic calendar contract Anticipated Start Date:

Fall 2021

Position Type/Employee Class: Full-Time Faculty FTE: 1.0 Salary Level: Assistant Professor Starting Pay Range $50,700 - $60,000 for 9 mos, plus exceptional benefits Hours per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Depending on class schedule Days of the Week: Mon-Fri typically Job Summary/Purpose:

To provide instruction to students and develop curriculum in all levels of the Criminal Justice Associates of Applied Arts and Transfer program, assess student learning, provide student advising and serve as the Criminal Justice Program Director by providing program administration, supervision, and curriculum leadership as well as maintaining community partnerships.

Terms of Employment
• Full-time Faculty, 1.0 FTE, Exempt. This is a full-time, tenure-track probationary position commencing September 2021. Hours of work may include evening or weekend teaching assignments.
• $50,700– $60,000 per year depending on experience.
• Represented by the Faculty Forum Collective Bargaining Agreement.
• Official transcripts are required upon hire. Applicants anticipating Degree completion must supply a letter from his/her university stating the degree title and that the degree will be granted by that date.
•COCC employees must work and reside in the state of Oregon at the time their work is being performed.
•The College is NOT able to support Visa applications for this position. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the United States to be considered for this position.
• Upon hire, must pass criminal and/or driving history; only information relevant to the position will be considered.
• May include travel throughout the College district.

Essential Functions:

1. Provide instruction in a broad range of criminal justice classes, using approved course outcome guides.
2. Provide instruction across a broad range of formats and technology. This can include times of the day and days of the week, including early mornings, evening, or weekend, and could include classes taught at any of the College campuses, live, asynchronously online, or hybrid combinations of formats.
3. Connect with students to provide individualized academic advising and assistance in areas of course selection, career planning, job placement and employment follow-up. This will include at least five scheduled office hours per week for student help sessions and program assistance.
4. Participate in program, and program activities, department meetings, curriculum revision, course assessment, program assessment, and program review.
5. Engage in regular professional growth activities, remain current in the field, and maintain current credentials or licensures as required by the program.
6. Participate in service to the college. This may include participating in College committees, taskforces, peer teams, or other activities.
7. Provide meaningful, professional service to the community, businesses, public agencies, and other organizations.
8. Perform other essential job functions as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.

• Recommend hiring for adjunct and part-time instructors in Criminal Justice.
• Orient and evaluate PT instructors, as needed, for Criminal Justice courses.
• Prepare and propose the Criminal Justice class schedule each term.
• Represent the COCC Criminal Justice program in community outreach and student recruitment settings.
• Act as a departmental liaison for Criminal Justice inquiries from the College and district patrons.
• Participate in Career Technical Education ( CTE ) Council meetings.
• Recruit and collaborate with community partners (advisory committee members) and convene an annual meeting with recorded minutes and/or action items.
• Assist the college in meeting any grant requirements related to the Criminal Justice program.
• Monitor the Criminal Justice program budget.
• Maintain the curriculum and course standards as expected by the department and national standards.
• Review and update the yearly catalog copy and program descriptions; Assist in maintaining program website materials.
• Assess Criminal Justice program/course outcomes regularly and develop strategies for continual improvement.
• Annually review and select textbooks for each of the courses and complete book orders for each term.
• Market the Criminal Justice program and recruit potential students; Take part in school or community open houses or degree fairs.
• Perform other essential duties and tasks, as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Individuals must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

1. Thorough knowledge in the field of Criminal Justice and demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge. This knowledge is typically found in graduate coursework in Criminal Justice or related field and experience teaching college-level Criminal Justice courses.
2. Demonstrable evidence of excellence in teaching all levels of Criminal Justice typically found at a community college, including CTE and transfer courses. Demonstrable evidence of successful classroom instruction at levels appropriate for this position, and ongoing pursuit of activities designed to improve teaching skills.
3. Ability to adapt and use a variety of teaching and assessment techniques including the use of technology to enhance student success.
4. Ability to observe, direct, and oversee students ensuring safety in the classroom or laboratory.
5. Ability to work with and present various curriculum concepts to a wide range of students with diverse lived experiences, abilities, and learning styles.
6. Ability to effectively use Microsoft office suite, various course management systems, technology to teach traditional, hybrid, or online courses and other technology used in the instruction setting.
7. Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with diverse students, staff, and community members.
8. Ability to provide services to students in a manner which does not discriminate as to race, creed, religion, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual preference or marital status.
9. Willingness to travel and or teach at various hours and campus locations and formats including live, asynchronously online, or hybrid combinations of formats, as required.
10. Ability to foster a collaborative atmosphere among students and the willingness to work as a member of a team with faculty.
11. Excellent oral, written and electronic communication skills.

Physical Demands and Other Ergonomic Requirements:

Ability to work in classroom and office environments using computers, white boards, projectors, and other basic office equipment. All individuals are required to be able to perform the essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement

It is the policy of the Central Oregon Community College Board of Directors that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, disability, sex, marital status, national origin, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran status or any other protected classes under Federal and State statutes in any educational programs, activities or employment. Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Equal Employment Officer, c/o COCC’s Human Resources office, 541.383.7216.

In support of COCC’s EEO statement, employees with bilingual fluency in English and Spanish is a plus, along with experience working in a diverse multicultural setting.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Requirements for Credit Course:
1. Master’s Degree in the field of Criminal Justice or related discipline from an accredited institution; or a minimum of 30 quarter hours (20 semester hours) of graduate credit in academic courses in the field of the primary teaching assignment.
2. One year of successful College teaching experience in Criminal Justice.

Minimum Requirements for CTE Course:
1. A degree or credential appropriate in the field of primary teaching assignment ( AAS, BS, or MS depending on the program); or instructor has a minimum of 24 quarter (16 semester hours) of graduate credit in academic courses in the field of primary teaching assignment.
2. Relevant experience working in the field.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Ph.D. or A.B.D. in Criminal Justice or related discipline.
2. Experience with program management and faculty supervision.
3. Two or more years of successful College teaching experience in Criminal Justice.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Note that you will be required to upload/create the required documents indicated in this posting at the time you apply. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to upload all required documents, including transcript(s). If you have questions please contact HR at 541-383-7216.

COCC is not able to support work visas for this position. Candidates must be able to work in the United States at time of employment.

Is a Criminal History Check required? Yes Is a Credit History Check Required? No Open Until Filled No Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Choose your highest level of education:
    • No High School Diploma or GED
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree in Progress
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree in Progress
    • Masters Degree
    • Ph.D. in Progress
    • Ph.D.
    • J.D.
    • M.D.
    • Other Doctorate Level Degree
  2. * How many years of COLLEGE LEVEL teaching experience do you have?
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1-2 years
    • 2-3 years
    • 3 years
    • More than 3 years
  3. * Please provide your Teaching Philosophy/Evidence of Teaching Potential. You will have the opportunity to upload this document in the next step of the application process in the Required Documents section titled “Teaching Philosophy/Evidence of Teaching Potential”.
    • Yes, I have uploaded the Teaching Philosophy/Evidence of Teaching Potential document
    • No, I have not uploaded the Teaching Philosophy/Evidence of Teaching Potential document
  4. * COCC employees must work and reside in the state of Oregon at the time their work is being performed. Are you, or will you be residing in the state of Oregon by the start date of this position?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * The College is NOT able to support Visa applications for this position. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the United States to be considered for this position. Are you, or will you be eligible to work in the US by the start date of the position?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Are you a U.S. military veteran? (COCC provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. To receive veterans’ preference in this recruitment process, you must upload your DD214 and DD215 (if applicable) form(s) as supporting documentation. You will have the opportunity to upload the document in the next step of this application process.)
    • Yes, I am a veteran
    • No, I am not a veteran
  7. If you have identified yourself as a qualified veteran or disabled veteran by submitting your DD214 and DD215 (if applicable) form(s) as proof of veteran status, please describe any transferable skills earned during your military service that you feel relate to the requirements/preferences of this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * Background checks are required for all employees of COCC. Should an offer of employment be made to you and accepted by you, you will receive an email from COCC / HireRight Screening requesting your consent and basic information to complete the check. The offer of employment will be conditional upon satisfactory completion of the criminal background check. Confirmed findings on a criminal background check will not automatically disqualify you from being hired into a position. Results are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, considering the job responsibilities and other risk factors. Additional information regarding COCC’s criminal history check policy can be found online in the General Procedures Manual, Section HR-2-1. Please indicate here if you will provide consent to the criminal history check when requested by the College:
    • Yes, I will provide my consent when requested
    • No, I will not provide my consent when requested
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1
  4. Letter of Recommendation 2
  5. Letter of Recommendation 3
  6. College Transcript 1 (unofficial)
  7. Teaching Philosophy/Evidence of Teaching Potential
Optional Documents
  1. College Transcript 2 (unofficial)
  2. College Transcript 3 (unofficial)
  3. College Transcript 4 (unofficial)
  4. US Military DD 214
  5. Other Document 1
  6. Other Document 2
  7. Other Document 3
  8. Other Document 4
  9. Other Document 5
  10. Placement File, if applicable

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