Assistant/Associate Professor of Criminal Justice (Tenure Track) - College of Arts and Sciences

Location
Georgia, United States
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
Mar 18, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

FORT VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY (FVSU), a state and land-grant institution of the University System of Georgia, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Criminal Justice in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Fort Valley State University, the only 1890 land-grant university in Georgia, is a comprehensive institution that provides an education to over 2,800 students including graduate students. The university is located in the town of Fort Valley in Peach County, the original site of the state's peach industry. Its 1,365-acre (5.52 km2) campus is Georgia's second-largest public university in area.

 

JOB SUMMARY:

This position is a tenure-track, full-time, 10-month academic year Assistant/Associate Professor position available in the Department of Behavioral & Social Sciences. This position will teach courses in the discipline area of Criminal Justice. Develops and designs curriculum plans to foster student learning, stimulate class discussions, and ensures student engagement. Provides tutoring and academic counseling to students, maintains classes related records, and assesses student coursework. Collaborates and supports colleagues regarding research interests and co-curricular activities.

 

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Teaches typical load of 12 semester-hours of undergraduate courses each semester in the area of Criminal Justice in face-to-face and online formats.
  • Develops and designs curriculum plans to foster student learning, stimulate class discussions, and ensures student engagement.
  • Provides advisement, tutoring and academic counseling to students as needed.
  • Maintains classes related records, and assesses student coursework.
  • Collaborates and supports colleagues regarding research interests and co-curricular activities.
  • Participates in departmental activities and campus life in such events as open house, Banks-Pierro-Ruthland-Bellamy (B-P-R-B) Colloquium, Research Day, etc.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Requires a PhD or terminal degree in Criminal Justice.
  • Considerable teaching experience at undergraduate level in traditional classroom settings and online.
  • Proven record of publications in refereed journals and other scholarly sources.
  • Ability to obtain and manage grants from external sources.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, participate in departmental and university activities, and mentor students.
  • Evidence of teaching excellence.
  • Ability to mentor undergraduate and graduate students as they pursue academic research.
  • An eagerness to engage with colleagues, staff and administrators to develop ways to improve the educational experience of students.
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience working with students from culturally diverse backgrounds.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Earned Ph.D. from a regionally accredited and reputable institution.
  • Three or more years
  • Interactively engaging students to develop their enhanced critical thinking skills.
  • Communication at all levels and student mentoring.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Application packet must include a letter of application that addresses the applicant's interest, relevant experience and qualifications of the position; a curriculum vita; names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least five professional references. (References will not be contacted without consent from applicant); Additional information will be requested upon receipt of application. All materials must be uploaded on the HR website at https://fvsu.applicantpro.com/jobs/

 

Fort Valley State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate against applicants, students or employees on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, or marital or veteran status.