Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Silver City, New Mexico, United States
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Job description

Posting Number: 1800030

Job Category: Faculty

Department: Criminal Justice

General Summary:

WNMU’s School of Behavioral Sciences is seeking an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice. Applications are invited for a 9-month tenure-track faculty position with a contract starting in January of 2019. Candidates with teaching experience and experience in the criminal justice system will receive preference. Academic advising and recruiting are important to this position and applicants with relevant experience will receive preference.

Review of applications will begin on August 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Desured start date is January 7, 2019.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

Job duties include teaching four courses per semester, advising students, participating in assessment activities, serving on university committees, and recruiting for the program. Position requires the ability to teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses in criminal justice, but an emphasis on policing and criminal law is desired. Course assignments will include courses in the expanding online degree program; therefore, a commitment to online and distance education is required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, and to interact effectively with colleagues, faculty, administrators, students, and external constituencies.
  • Effectiveness in face-to-face and online teaching, advising, scholarship, and service, in an institution of higher education.
  • Knowledge in Banner, CANVAS, Quality Matters standards, and/or Smarthinking is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, and to interact effectively with colleagues, faculty, administrators, students, and external constituencies.
  • Effectiveness in face-to-face and online teaching, advising, scholarship, and service, in an institution of higher education.
  • Knowledge in Banner, CANVAS, Quality Matters standards, and/or Smarthinking is preferred.

Certifications/Licenses & Minimum Requirements:

An earned PhD in Criminal Justice, or a closely related field, from a regionally accredited institution or university. ABDs will be considered. (A J.D. is acceptable only if the candidate also possesses a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice or extensive experience in policing and criminal law and also when a PhD candidate is not available).

Work Hours: 40

How to apply

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Cover Letter, Reference Names & Contact Info, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Unofficial Transcripts

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