Teaching Faculty I 9 or 12 Month Salaried/Panama City Campus (Public Safety & Security)

Florida State University Panama City
Florida, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 16, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Teaching Faculty I 9 or 12 Month Salaried/Panama City Campus (Public Safety & Security)

Job ID 48427

Location Panama City, FL

Full/Part Time Full-Time

Regular/Temp Regular



The College of Applied Studies at Florida State University houses a Public Safety and Security Program, which offers Bachelor’s Degrees in Law Enforcement Intelligence, Crime Scene Investigation, and Law Enforcement Operations, as well as a Master’s Degree in Law Enforcement Intelligence. All Public Safety programs in the College of Applied Studies emphasize the application of integral security, intelligence, and investigative skills to allow students to succeed in the public safety profession. Students in the Public Safety and Security program take courses from experts with specialized, applied experiences across public safety sectors, and they have the opportunity to engage in experiential learning experiences and focused coursework to fit their career interests.

We invite applications for a Teaching Faculty position in our Public Safety and Security Program at the FSU Panama City campus in Panama City, FL. This position is being advertised as a 9- or 12-month, full-time, specialized, non-tenure track teaching faculty position with opportunities for promotion and multi-year contracts. The position will begin in Fall 2021 and consideration will be provided for an earlier start date if circumstances warrant it.

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf


Primary responsibilities are flexible depending on the qualifications of the candidate and include some combination of:

  1. a) Teaching graduate-level courses in the department’s MS program in Law Enforcement Intelligence and undergraduate courses in the Public Safety programs,
  2. b) Mentoring and working closely with students, and
  3. c) Engaging in service to the program and campus.

Additional leadership and administrative opportunities are possible, if qualifications allow, as a coordinator or director of the Public Safety and Security Program and engagement in research is possible, though research is not a required component of the teaching faculty position. For more information about the FSU Master’s Degree in Law Enforcement Intelligence, please visit: https://pc.fsu.edu/lei-ms/program. For information about the FSU Public Safety and Security Program, please visit: https://pc.fsu.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/pss.


PhD in Public Safety, Criminology, or related field from an accredited institution (must be conferred by start date of the position) or terminal degree (JD, EdD, etc.) with additional related graduate coursework and applied experiences.


Preference will be given to those with previous university teaching experience (both online and face-to-face) who can teach a variety of law enforcement intelligence and public safety courses, that could include topics like: cyber threat intelligence/analysis, intelligence collection and analysis, advanced evidentiary reasoning, crime scene investigation, forensic science, and law enforcement operations (to view a list of FSU Public Safety and Security courses, please visit https://registrar.fsu.edu/bulletin/undergraduate/departments/public_safety/). Applied experience in the Public Safety field and university administrative experience as a coordinator or director of a related program is highly preferred. Applied or teaching experience in Computer or Cyber crime investigation also highly preferred.

Contact Info

Inquiries should be directed to:

Banyon Pelham

Chair of Search Committee

College of Applied Studies



University Information

Florida State University is one of the nation’s top 20 public universities and FSU Panama City amplifies the university’s efforts to preserve, expand and disseminate knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and human services professions. FSU Panama City is located 100 miles west of Tallahassee on the beautiful St. Andrews Bay and is only three miles from the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico. FSU PC currently houses 20 bachelor's programs, 9 master's programs, and boasts a small faculty-to-student ratio, which gives students a more personalized academic experience. Please visit https://pc.fsu.edu/promise for information about our FSU PC Promise to students and https://pc.fsu.edu/ for more information about our campus.

New in Fall 2021! FSU Panama City is opening a brand new, residential housing complex right on campus, and right on the water. This new on-campus facility serves to enhance accessibility of FSU PC academic programs for students and furthers the FSU PC mission and promise. For more information about the new apartment-style complex at FSU PC visit https://seminolelandingfsu.com/.

FSU and COVID-19 Pandemic

The health and safety of students and faculty are the highest priority at Florida State University. Safety protocols are currently in place at FSU and FSU PC that strictly follow CDC health and safety guidelines. During the past year’s pandemic, courses have been offered in a variety of remote, flexible, hybrid, in-person, and online modalities, depending on student and course needs. Additionally, any on-campus or in-person activities currently require 6-foot social distancing and face masks. FSU is continually monitoring the pandemic and all recommendations from healthcare authorities. For more information about FSUs safety priorities amidst the COVID pandemic, please visit https://stayhealthy.fsu.edu/.

Anticipated Salary Range

Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Pay Plan

This is a Faculty position.

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Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu. If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include education details even if attaching a Vita.

Applicants should also upload all of the following documents to their online application:

1) A cover letter describing university teaching experience, other related experiences (including professional and applied experience), teaching philosophy, courses the applicant feels qualified to teach, and why you are seeking this position. 

2) Current curriculum vitae.

3) Evidence of teaching effectiveness (copies of teaching evaluations and other data).

4) Arrange for submission of at least three letters of reference.  You should instruct that these letters be mailed to:  Florida State University, A312E, Human Resources, 4750 Collegiate Drive, Panama City, Florida 32405 (References should provide contact information, including addresses, e-mail addresses and phone numbers)

5) Additional material to support your application may also be mailed to the above address.

Open until filled

This position is being advertised as open until filled.

Review of applications will begin March 1, 2021.

Tobacco Free Campus

Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.