Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 01, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Company Description:

The College of Saint Rose, located in the capital city of Albany, New York, is a private, independent, coeducational institution of higher education offering over 70 bachelor's degree, master's degree, and certificate programs. Through a strong liberal arts education curriculum and professional academic programs, the College serves undergraduate and graduate students, working professionals, international students, and more. Visit for additional information.

A hub of government, higher education and industry in the beautiful Capital Region, Albany sits at the intersection of the Tech Corridor. The Capital Region is a wonderful place to live, teach, and pursue research, offering restful residential neighborhoods and bustling cultural centers, high quality school districts, and countless recreational, entertainment, and educational venues for young professionals and families. For over a century, The College of Saint Rose has been an integral part of this dynamic and vibrant community, with a strong record of teaching as well as a diverse population of students and graduates volunteering and working in government and service agencies, schools, local businesses, and multinational and regional companies. Commuters and vacationers are a short train or car ride away from New York City, Boston, and Montreal, and minutes from the Albany International Airport.

Job Description:

The College of Saint Rose invites applications and nominations for a Visiting Instructor/ Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Behavior, & Law in the School of Mathematics and Sciences, beginning August 2021. This is a one-year appointment continuing through May 2022. A Visiting Faculty member may be offered an appointment of one or more additional years after successfully teaching one academic year.

The School of Mathematics and Sciences readies students to excel in a broad range of fields, from biology and cybersecurity to social work and pre-law with many of the IT-related courses and programs offered online or in hybrid formats.

Responsibilities will include teaching 12 credits per semester of undergraduate courses in Criminal Justice and Law from among the following courses as needed by the Department:

CJS 110: Introduction to Criminal Justice
CJS 112: The Court Systems
CJS 252: Introduction to Evidence
CJS 238: Substantive Criminal Law
CJS 319: Law of Policing
CJS 339: Constitutional Criminal Procedure
CJS 352: Scientific and Expert Opinion Evidence
CJS 481: Mock Trial 1
CJS 482: Mock Trial 2
CJS 494: Criminal Justice Internship

Additional responsibilities include some evening, weekend, and overnight travel with students enrolled in the Mock Trial courses when they engage in Mock Trial competitions, and collecting assessment data in courses that are part of the CJS Department's programmatic assessment plan.


The successful candidate will have a JD or a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, or other closely related academic field from an accredited institution at the time of appointment in August 2021.

An ABD from an accredited institution in Criminal Justice, or other closely related academic field, will be considered if the degree will be completed within 1 year from date of appointment.

Additional requirements include college level teaching experience, a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, and superior written and oral communication skills.

Visiting Instructor title applies when the selected applicant holds a Masters degree.

Visiting Assistant Professor title applies when the selected applicant holds a terminal degree.

Review of applicant credentials will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Additional Information:

Compensation includes a competitive salary and comprehensive health and dental benefits, a tuition remission plan for employees and qualified dependents, retirement plan through TIAA, and wellness programs including the use of our fitness center.

Union membership in the SEIU (Service Employees International United) Local 200 is required.

The College of Saint Rose values diversity and abides by federal, state and local law in admissions, employment and all services and programs provided. It does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion/creed, disability, age, national/ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, marital status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or any other condition established by law.

The College of Saint Rose is committed to providing a safe, supportive, and secure environment for the entire college community and upon request, will provide its annual security report. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the College, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. This report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Office of Safety and Security at 518-454-5187 or on line at

Application Instructions:

Create a College of Saint Rose Employment Account by clicking on the APPLY NOW tab. Upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:

  • Letter of Application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Names and contact information for three professional references
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Candidate finalists (those invited for on campus interviews) will be required to provide official graduate transcripts of the two highest degrees earned. Details for submission of these documents will be provided at the time of invitation.