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Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Texas Wesleyan University
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 18, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice & Criminology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Summary Designs and delivers instruction in undergraduate procedural criminal justice courses (Criminal and Forensic Procedure, Corrections, Policing, Victimology and Criminology) offered by the School; participates in all departmental, various schools, and University-wide tasks and activities, including recruitment, academic advising, and serving on committees. Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Prepares lessons and provides instruction for course work (day, evening, weekend, and on- line) required for undergraduate students. Will teach 4/4 load.
  • Adheres to the established classroom, office and exam schedules. Submits contracts, book requests, syllabi, grades, evaluations, and other required paperwork and reports by due dates. 
  • Conducts scholarly research, writes and submits articles for publication in academic journals.
  • Remains knowledgeable of current scholarly/research activities in respective discipline by reading journal articles, attending professional conferences, and maintaining relationships with other fellow scholars and/or researchers in field of expertise.
  • Participates in curriculum and program development and coordinates curriculum revision with other academic programs.
  • Advises undergraduate students for successful BS degree completion and pursuit of post baccalaureate training opportunities.
  • Participates in departmental, school, and university meetings and academic activities.
  • Supervises and evaluates student interns as necessary. 
  • Participates in departmental assessment of learning outcomes. 
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean and Department Chair. 
Education, Certifications and/or Licenses
  • Doctorate in Criminal Justice or related discipline with Criminal Justice concentration
  • Demonstrated potential for strong teaching and quality research required.
  • Experience administering and teaching required courses for Criminal Justice.
  • Experience in college-level teaching using active learning techniques and best practices classroom content delivery
  • Has experience in assessment of learning outcomes
  • Willingness to deliver required content.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Thorough understanding of Criminal Justice and its application in various disciplines.
  • Familiarity with effective use of online course management systems.
  • Familiarity with academic policies and procedures of higher education institutions.
  • Ability to adhere to University and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Ability to be discreet in handling confidential matters, while complying with FERPA regulations.
  • Ability to comply with rules, standards, regulations and laws related to student records.
  • Evidence of excellence in and commitment to teaching general education Criminal Justice and physical science courses.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to demonstrate and provide excellent service to both the University and the community.
  • Ability to use and teach GIS a plus.
  • Cybercrime and cybersecurity background a plus.
  • Policing, investigative, and/or forensic procedure field experience a plus.
  • Juvenile justice, corrections, and community supervision experience a plus.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret academic periodicals, professional journals, and/or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write research papers.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from students and peers.
  • Bilingual applicants encouraged.
  • Willingness to organize and participate in campus events.
  • Willingness to advise student organizations.
  • Willingness to supervise student internships, nurture professional contacts, and assist students with job placement post-graduation.
  • Willingness to assist students with researching and applying to graduate and professional programs.
  • Willingness to nurture alumni relationships and follow-up with graduates for assessment.
  • Ability to complete all physical tasks as needed.


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