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Deputy Director/Instructor Police Academy & Administration of Justice

Southwestern Illinois College
Illinois, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 31, 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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Southwestern Illinois College is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty position of Instructor in the Administration of Justice degree and certificate programs and Deputy Director of the Police Academy within Division of Business, Health Sciences & Homeland Security. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2022.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: In accordance with the Mission and Values of Southwestern Illinois College, the successful applicant will serve as an instructor in the Administration of Justice programs and Deputy Director of the Police Academy. As Deputy Director, the individual will assist with the organization, administration, periodic review, continued development, and overall effectiveness of programming as required by the Illinois Training and Standards Board. As an instructor, the individual will teach Administration of Justice courses in both the traditional and computerized environment. The individual will also assess student performance and collaborate with Administration of Justice & Police Academy faculty to evaluate the effectiveness of instruction in the program. Opportunities exist for participation in professional development activities and service on departmental, divisional, and/or college-wide committees.


1. Five years of state, municipal, and/or county law enforcement experience required.
2. Bachelor’s degree in Administration of Justice is required; Master’s degree preferred.
3. Must obtain approval from the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board for supervisory and instructional responsibilities within 1 year of employment.
4. Prior service as an instructor in an accredited Law Enforcement or Administration of Justice program at an institution of higher learning for a minimum of three years, preferred.
5. Qualified through education and/or experience to assure proficiency in, but not limited to, the following areas:
• Curriculum design
• Program administration/evaluation
• Instructional methodology
• Fiscal planning/review/analysis
• Testing and evaluation
• Educational psychology
6. Prior administrative experience in directing law enforcement training programs, preferred.
7. Strong communication, organization, interpersonal, and advising skills.
8. Must meet and continue to maintain the professional standards established by the program’s accrediting/regulatory agencies.
9. Background in administrative activities including staffing, long-range planning, quality assessment/performance improvement, and evaluation of staff, preferred.
10. Competency with applicable software systems (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Blackboard, etc.) preferred.
11. Shall meet the minimum standards of instruction established by the Administration and the Board of Trustees for any assigned courses.
12. A valid driver’s license required.

SALARY: This is a nine-month teaching position with the salary determined by placement on the base salary schedule. For example, the minimum 2021-2022 starting salary at Step 1 on the Bachelor’s Degree column is $48,011. Voluntary overload teaching assignments and mandatory summer program coordination may increase the annual compensation by 40%. The College offers a comprehensive flexible benefit program.

WORK LOCATION: Administration of Justice instructional responsibilities at the Belleville campus with assistance in police academy training throughout the state. Driving may be required to reach off-campus teaching/training sites, visit police departments throughout the region and to attend professional functions within the state of Illinois.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Position will remain open until filled.


You must submit a cover letter, resume, list of three references, and college transcripts (if applicable).

Required application materials, such as resume, cover letter and references, should be attached to your application. Other required application materials i.e., transcripts, etc., should be attached after your application has been submitted. Go to your My Job Applications page from the careers home page of your account.

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