Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Criminal Justice Institution:



Job description

Owings Mills, MD

The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Criminal Justice is a 9-month full-time faculty member in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences with responsibilities for teaching, student advising, service, and continued scholarship in the field. Teaching responsibilities include 30 contact hours per academic year; other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, scholarship and service activities. The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Criminal Justice also fulfills all responsibilities of a full-time faculty member as defined in the Stevenson University Policy Manual and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences Full-Time Faculty Job Description.

Department: School of Humanities & Social Sciences: Law & Justice Studies

Masters Degree in Criminal Justice or a related field plus two or more years of experience teaching at the undergraduate level as primary instructor with full responsibility for course development and delivery and commitment to quality teaching.


  • Demonstrated knowledge and documented expertise in the teaching of Criminal Justice.
  • Ability to create learning experiences that will help students to develop professionally, intellectually, and socially.
  • Experience with and commitment to educational assessment policies.
  • Ability to work effectively with colleagues in the department and the University.
  • Commitment to advising, mentoring, and guiding students.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with students, peers, and professional contacts.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications, including PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.
  • Excellent technology and organizational skills and experience working with Blackboard or a similar platform.
  • Ability to travel between campuses.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends.

Physical Requirements:
Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Sitting, standing, walking, talking, hearing, keyboarding, and repetitive motions. Close visual acuity. Position requires sitting for long periods of time and the ability to speak clearly and effectively for an extended period of time.

Essential Functions:

  • Engage in instructional activity totaling 30 contact hours per academic year.
  • Teaching responsibilities that include time spent in face-to-face courses and in immediate preparation for them; preparing teaching materials; conferring with students on course materials; directing individual and group studies; reviewing projects and papers; evaluating assignments and examinations or presentations; supervising independent study projects; and submitting grades. Stevenson University uses the Blackboard course management system.
  • Maintain and improve competence in subjects being taught.
  • Prepare courses and syllabi in accordance with published faculty guidelines.
  • Provide timely feedback to students via assignments, exams, and other forms of assessment.
  • Hold office hours (minimum of 3 hours per week).
  • Conduct student advising activities including time spent providing students with support, resources, and/or recommendations regarding academic, curricular, career and/or graduate school matters.
  • Represent the Criminal Justice program at campus events such as Open Houses and Preview/Accepted Students Days.
  • Meet with students as related to instructional activity, academic advising, and mentoring.
  • Evaluate, update, and revise courses regularly.
  • Participate in the assessment activities of the Department, School, and University.
  • Act as faculty advisor to Criminal Justice-sponsored student clubs and/or honor societies.
  • Attend all faculty, staff, University, and School of Humanities and Social Sciences meetings.
  • Attend all convocations, including commencement exercises.
  • Engage and participate in the life and work of the department, School of Humanities & Social Sciences, and Stevenson University.
  • Engage in continuing professional development related to the field and pedagogical best practices.
  • Collegiality, as well as professional and ethical conduct, enhances teaching, learning and the general reputation of all persons in the academy. Therefore, all faculty members are expected to serve in a collegial fashion and in accordance with professional and ethical principles when dealing with other faculty members, students, administrators, and members of the public.

Reports To: Department Chair

Work Location: Owings Mills

Position Category: Faculty

Position Type:

Months/Year: 9

Hrs/Week: 40

FLSA: Exempt

Open Until Filled: No

How to apply

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: stevenson.peopleadmin.com