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.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- 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
- Ability to handle information of sensitive and confidential
nature in the utmost professional manner. Demonstrate a high level
of professionalism, initiative, resourcefulness, and personal
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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.
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