Tenure-Track Assistant Professor/Program Coordinator: Criminal Justice, Fire Science and Cyber
Nestled in the heart of Sussex County, New Jersey, Sussex County Community College is a gem in the highlands region of New Jersey’s rolling hills, forests, agriculture, and tranquil ponds. Over its young history the College has grown in its enrollment, academic and career programs, and facilities. Sussex County Community College offers many of the amenities and advantages of a large institution combined with the unique benefits of a smaller college. Our class sizes are modest, giving faculty the opportunity to deliver a quality and personalized education where they can get to know their students. Our faculty and staff dedicate themselves to the educational enterprise, scholarly activity, and to cultivating free thought.
Sussex County Community College has commenced a search for our next Program Coordinator/Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Fire Science and Cyber Crime. This full-time, tenure-track position is a leadership role in the Professional Studies Department and collaborates with both the Dean of Professional Studies, Social Sciences & STEM and Department members. This faculty member must have a strong demonstrated background and expertise in the Criminal Justice area and will lead a program that includes degrees and certificates in modern Criminal Justice, Fire Science Technology and Cyber Crimes Investigation. This individual will lead and fully embrace the “revolutionizing” of criminal justice education, and should be intentionally focused on serving the community with compassion, prudence, equity, self-awareness and with the intentional elimination of structural and professionalized racism.
SCCC is seeking an individual who is a recognized and credentialed content expert and scholar in these areas. The successful candidate must possess a deep concern for others and the contributions they make to an organization, and in cultivating a culture of respect through their skills, abilities, and disposition. They must also possess a deep appreciation, understanding, tolerance, and commitment to free speech (for everyone) and diversity within an academic setting.
This is a robust academic position, threaded with significant and integral administrative oversight and leadership responsibilities. Scholarly activity, without the publish-or-perish culture, is expected. Of paramount importance is the ability to actively recruit and retain students in their programs of oversight. The successful candidate will be skilled in working with a broad spectrum of students found in a community college environment, with emphasis on mentorship and retention. Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to follow the link provided to a fuller description of this position.
- Support the mission of the college and the department.
- Is a recognized and credentialed content expert in the field of criminal justice, fire science and cyber-crime, with sufficient experience and knowledge to lead and teach within the program.
- Possess a deep concern for others and the contributions they make to an organization, intentionally focusing on leading and developing a culture of “caring regard” at the college. Possess the skills, abilities and disposition that cultivate community.
- A deep appreciation, understanding, tolerance, and commitment to free speech and diversity within an academic organization.
- Ability to exercise good judgment concerning College policies and procedures.
- Proven record of scholarship/creative activity, teaching, service activities and achievements, and desire to continue this record of achievement.
- Ability to take on additional leadership roles when assigned.
- Ability and temperament to provide review and intervention for student matters, including but not limited to, grade appeals and classroom management issues, which may emerge when assisting adjunct faculty members navigating issues with their own students.
- Complete credentialing requirements for adjunct faculty in their area of oversight.
- Appreciation of the important differences between police science and criminal justice programs.
- Create a dynamic teaching and learning environment for the students that embraces innovation and scholarly reflection.
- Participate in and fully embrace the “revolutionizing” of criminal justice education to be intentionally focused on serving the community with compassion, prudence, equity, self-awareness and with the intentional elimination of structural and professionalized racism.
- Understanding that the college possesses managerial prerogative in the development of the teaching schedule and in determining the overall scheduling needs of the College.
- Ability and commitment to work with a broad spectrum of students found in a community college environment with emphasis on student mentorship and retention.
- Contribute to Department administration and expansion and collaborate within the department as well as with cross-departmental initiatives.
- Ability to work with Administration on academic and accreditation matters.
- Contribute to Departmental budget development and assist the Dean in implementation.
- Teach a variety of classes including day, evening and online/hybrid classes.
- Participate in curriculum development.
- Participate in all aspects of assessment of programs/certificates in Criminal Justice, Fire Science & Cyber Crime.
- Collaborate with adjunct faculty in the selection and ordering of textbooks.
- Provide support and oversight to the Criminal Justice Club and student organizations on campus.
- Per contractual guidelines, serve on college committees including the college governance process.
- Provide strong leadership and take meaningful steps in recruiting new students into Criminal Justice, Fire Science Technology and Cyber Crimes Investigation.
- Proficient at networking with community partners.
- Partake in professional development.
- Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE and ESSENTIAL SKILLS
- A minimum of a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice required.
- A minimum 2 years of experience in academic instruction in a post-secondary environment
- Demonstrated experience as a Criminal Justice professional and leader.
- Additional background and credentials in psychology or in law augment a plus.
- Ability to teach, develop, support and implement the Criminal Justice Program curricula
- Capability to develop curriculum, class assessments and assessments
- Service to the college and building community relationships
- Actively work with students for advisement and retention
- Capability for strong leadership
- Demonstrated effectiveness utilizing an online learning management system
- Outstanding organizational skills
- Proficient in Microsoft Office and the overall use of technology
- Ability to communicate with supervisors/students/colleagues, including demonstration of effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Please submit your cover letter and resume to HRresume@sussex.edu by July 15, 2021
Sussex County Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.