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Lecturer Criminal Justice / Legal Studies

Position Title: Lecturer Criminal Justice / Legal Studies

Department: Criminal Justice and Legal Studies

Campus Location: Washburn University

The screening committee will review all eligible applications submitted by May 23, 2023

Position Summary: The selected candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to pursuing teaching excellence at Washburn University, including a dedication to developing inclusive teaching practices that engage students from diverse backgrounds. Application materials should clearly articulate how the candidate will contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through their teaching, scholarship, and/or service.

Washburn University is a teaching-focused, student-centered, public institution located in the metropolitan setting of Topeka that has earned national recognition for its high impact programs for first-generation students. Washburn has a student body of over 5,500 undergraduate, graduate, and law students, a significant and growing number of whom are first-generation and Pell-Grant eligible. The University has created educational pathways for all students to be successful and achieve their educational goals.

Washburn is dedicated to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and cultivating a vibrant and inclusive working environment and curriculum. We offer competitive wages, an excellent benefits program, a supportive leadership team, and a healthy work/life balance. At Washburn, we strive to ensure a campus climate that supports the success of every employee and appreciates the unique skills and expertise each contributes to serving our students.

Essential Functions:
• Teach 12-hours per semester (either in-person or online, according to departmental needs) or equivalent full workload as outlined in the faculty handbook.
• Advise students, maintain office hours in accordance with policy, attend meetings, and engage in service activities in the Department, the School of Applied Studies, the University, the profession, and the community.
• Reports to the Department Chair.

Required Qualifications:
• Master’s degree in criminal justice or a closely related field.
• Experience working in the criminal justice field.
• Demonstrated commitment to developing inclusive teaching practices that engage students from diverse backgrounds.

Official transcripts required at time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Research or practice in law enforcement.
• Research or practice in forensic investigations.
• Post-secondary teaching experience in criminal justice and/or professional settings.

Background Check Required

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