The Department of Criminal Justice & Social Sciences at the
University of Wisconsin-Platteville invites applications for a
tenure-track Assistant Professor of Forensic Investigation. This is
a full-time, nine-month position starting in August of
2022. Applicants with expertise in any area of forensic
investigation will be considered, but we are particularly
interested in candidates with expertise in the investigation of
specialized scene types, crime analysis, digital evidence, forensic
statistics, or emerging fields related to the analysis of physical
Candidates should consider how their work would complement and
expand the department's existing strengths in crime scene
documentation, medicolegal death investigation, fingerprint
analysis, and forensic anthropology. The ideal candidate would also
strengthen existing collaborations with the UW-Platteville Computer
Science and Software Engineering Department or form new
interdisciplinary collaborations relevant to their expertise.
Great Benefits! Salary range for this position is $58,000
commensurate with experience and qualifications.
The successful candidate will have a demonstrated competency, or
the capability, for teaching courses in Forensic Investigation.
Courses should include some combination of the following:
Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation, Evidence Collection and
Preservation, Crime Scene Processing Techniques, Criminalistics,
and specialized courses in the candidate's area of expertise.
The typical teaching load is 4 courses per semester (4/4).
Additional responsibilities include actively participating in
research and scholarship, providing academic advising and career
mentorship to students, and engaging in service to the department,
university, profession, and public. Other duties may be assigned by
the Department Chair. It is expected that the candidate will
demonstrate continued membership in and engagement with relevant
The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Forensic Science,
Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Statistics, Physical Science,
or discipline relevant to the candidate's experience as it relates
to Forensic Investigation. An ABD (all but dissertation), if
hired, will be contractually obligated to have earned their Ph.D.
by January 1, 2023. The preferred candidate would be on track
to achieve their Ph.D. by the start date.
Applicants must have evidence of a strong commitment to
undergraduate and graduate education in a liberal arts environment
and a willingness to collaborate with both students and
3 years of experience at the university level teaching Forensic
3 years of professional, field, or administrative experience in
a Forensic Investigation related arena.
Applicant has experience or interest in developing and teaching
Applicant has demonstrated competency in delivering courses in
the online modality.
Applicant has led research involving undergraduate