Lecturer – Criminal Justice

Platteville, Wisconsin, United States

Job description

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville invites applicants for a full-time lecturer position in Criminal Justice with a Corrections and/or Juvenile Justice/Delinquency emphasis. This is a full-time, benefits eligible, nine-month, Instructional Academic Staff (IAS) position, starting August 23, 2017.



The successful candidate must have a Master’s degree in criminal justice, social work, sociology/criminology, psychology or related field. The candidate must have the ability to teach Corrections and/or Juvenile Justice courses. 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 faculty. Evidence of, or the strong potential for, successful undergraduate teaching is also required. Employment will require a criminal background check.


Professional experience in the field of Corrections and/or Juvenile Justice/Delinquency is strongly preferred. Candidates with familiarity of (1) policies, procedures, and current issues facing corrections and correctional programming, and/or (2) policies, procedures, and current issues facing juveniles, juvenile justice programming, and juvenile delinquency, and (3) engagement in any outreach activities with correctional agencies/institutions and/or juvenile residential or non-residential correctional agencies/institutions will be given priority consideration. Candidates should address any experience they have with curriculum review/development and student academic advising.


The primary responsibility will be to teach Corrections and/or Juvenile Justice courses, such as Foundations of Corrections, Juvenile Justice, Community-Based Corrections, Correctional Institutions, and Law of Corrections. The typical teaching load for IAS is four courses per semester (4/4) plus student advising. Other duties may be assigned by the Department Chair. Additional teaching or other responsibilities may be available over the summer, dependent on department needs and the interest of the selected candidate. The potential to develop new courses in the selected candidate’s specialization area(s) exists. Lastly, it is expected that the candidate remain professionally active in the criminal justice community.

Criminal Justice Department:

The Criminal Justice Department (http://www.uwplatt.edu/cj/), in the College of Liberal Arts and Education has 9 full-time tenure track positions, and regularly employs an additional 5 academic staff and 1 administrative assistant. The department offers a campus and online undergraduate and graduate degree in Criminal Justice. The undergraduate program offers a BS in Criminal Justice, majors in criminal Justice and forensic Investigation; the graduate program offers a MS in Criminal Justice.


The University of Wisconsin-Platteville (http://www.uwplatt.edu), founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 master’s programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin’s largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin.

To Ensure Consideration:

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by May 25th, however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted via the online application system and must include

  1. a cover letter clearly addressing all required and any preferred qualifications for the position, including courses the candidate is qualified to teach;
  2. a Curriculum Vitae or Resume;
  3. graduate and undergraduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable with official transcripts required of all finalists); and
  4. the names and contact information for three professional references.

Questions may be addressed to:

Cheryl Banachowski-Fuller, Ph.D.
Criminal Justice Department
Phone: 608-342-1652

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. The names of nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing that their identities be kept confidential, and of all finalists, will be released upon request. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Annual Security & Fire Safety Report is available for review. Call the UW-Platteville Campus Police Office at 608.342.1584 for a paper copy of the annual report.

UW-Platteville is one of 13 publicly supported comprehensive universities in the UW System. Founded in 1866, UW-Platteville is the oldest public institution in the state of Wisconsin, and is considered one of the safest campuses in the nation. We are proud of our students' contribution to the safety record, their pursuit of academic excellence and the leadership they continually demonstrate throughout the state, region and nation.