Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice



A successful candidate will play an active role in FMU's existing academic success. This is a non-tenure-track faculty position requiring a strong educational background specifically in more than one area of education .

The Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice shall be primarily responsible for supporting the Department of Social Sciences in maximizing the University’s operating performance while achieving institutional goals and objectives. While the candidate’s area of specialization is open, we are particularly interested in candidates who specialize in cybercrime, or legal studies and have a solid quantitative background. Evidence of an active scholarly agenda is preferred.

Essential Functions
  • Perform teaching, scholarship, service, and professional development. Other qualifications include cultural competency to work with diverse student and/or staff populations.
  • Physical ability to perform the position's essential functions, with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Work collaboratively with the other faculty to advance the programs within the Department of Social Sciences.
  • Candidates will also be accountable for collaborative and applied research in various disciplines, including assistance with grant applications and data analysis on funded grants.
  • Advise students in both academic and career fields.
  • Consistently check and respond to official University emails in a timely manner.
  • Deliver a thorough understanding of technology, learning management systems, and computer applications are essential (i.e. Blackboard, Canvas, Jenzabar, LinkedIn Learning).
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required or deemed appropriate to the accomplishments of the responsibilities and functions of the Social Science
  • Provide individual evaluations of student performance including midterm and final grades.
  • Offer both introductory and advanced courses directly related to scheduled instruction, including lecture, laboratory, clinical, performance, and coaching assignments; preparation for instruction; and student assessment activities.
  • Develop and utilize a course syllabus for each course, following established institutional guidelines.
  • The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that logically relate to the position.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Ability to handle information of sensitive and confidential nature in the utmost professional manner. Demonstrate a high level of professionalism, initiative, resourcefulness, and personal accountability.
  • Effective analytical and decision-making skills. Excellent communication (oral and written), organizational, and time management skills. Effective interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse constituents.
  • Attention to detail and adaptability to a changing environment is extremely important as well as dependability.
  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling objects of average weight up to fifty (50) pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
Qualifications
  • A Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. ABD candidates will be considered, but a doctorate by the employment start date is required.
  • Experience teaching in higher education.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, and LinkedIn Learning, as well as knowledge and understanding of the organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.
  • Familiar with the Jenzabar technology suite for higher education.
  • Flexibility to work outside of normal business hours.
  • Pre-Employment screening is required: criminal background check and drug testing.
Qualified applicants are asked to upload a curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, statement of diversity, unofficial transcript, and/or certifications, if applicable.

Supplemental Information

In addition to the completed application, candidates must submit a list of three professional references (at least one from a previous employer) that includes names and contact information. Review of application materials will begin ASAP and will continue until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.

Florida Memorial University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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