Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, serves more than 12,000 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.
Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.
APPOINTMENT: August 2014
RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful applicant will be required to teach Law Enforcement and Justice Administration undergraduate and graduate courses as assigned. Applicants should also demonstrate an understanding of the application of technology to enhance learning. Other duties assigned as required by the Director of LEJA.
RANK & SALARY: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit: http://www.wiu.edu/vpas/human_resources/benefits/.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A terminal degree from an accredited institution and teaching, scholarly, or progressive professional experience in criminology, criminal justice, or a closely related discipline is required. ABDs will be considered.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: The School strongly encourages application by candidates with substantial backgrounds in one or more of the following areas: Policing, Law Enforcement, Criminal Investigations, Corrections, Law Enforcement & Corrections Administration, Criminal Law, Research, and Ethics. Applicants with experience and/or the potential for securing external funding, consistent with the department's mission, will be given added consideration.
THE DEPARTMENT: The School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration at Western Illinois University is internationally known for academic excellence. The School of LEJA is comprised of 30-plus faculty members, ranks among the top law enforcement programs nationally. As the largest department at WIU, there are more than 2100 undergraduate and 50 graduate students pursuing degrees. We offer our students a rich blend of theoretical administrative and practical knowledge as well as teach valuable research skills. Those who have earned the degree occupy positions of responsibility across the United States and in several foreign countries.
At WIU, one can receive a Bachelor of Science and/or a Master of Arts degree in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration. A Police Executive Certificate is also available to post-graduate students and is designed to prepare future law enforcement executives and current executives for the future. We also offer to undergraduate students the option of acquiring a minor in security administration, fire administration, and, in conjunction with the Department of Chemistry, forensic chemistry and forensic science. Additional information is available by visiting the LEJA department web site at www.wiu.edu\leja.
THE UNIVERSITY: Recognized as a "Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review and one of 39 public universities ranked a top tier "Best Midwestern University" by U.S.News & World Report, Western Illinois University (WIU) serves approximately 12,200 students in the heart of the Midwest through its traditional residential campus in Macomb and its metropolitan, non-residential location in Moline, Illinois.
The WIU-Macomb and -Quad Cities campuses are comprised of accomplished faculty, state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities. Western is a comprehensive university offering 65 undergraduate and 37 graduate degree programs, including a doctorate in education. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1, the University's 612 full-time faculty members teach 93.5 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses, in addition to 10 pre-professional degree programs and 19 certificate programs.
Western offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 20 NCAA Division I intercollegiate varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League. WIU is the cultural center of the region. University Libraries house an extensive collection and offer online database access to thousands of academic periodic journals and publications.
WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 10,003): A traditional, residential four-year campus with select graduate programs, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago. Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).
WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,204): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, at its metropolitan, non-residential campuses in Moline, IL (population 44,000). The Quad Cities (population 376,000) rests on the banks of the Mississippi River and is comprised of Moline and Rock Island in western Illinois and Davenport and Bettendorf in eastern Iowa. Moline, Illinois is home to the Quad Cities International Airport.
APPLICATION: Complete applications include:
1) a letter of application
2) current curriculum vita or resume
3) the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references
4) copies of unofficial academic transcripts, official transcripts will be requested of selected candidate Unofficial transcripts will be accepted, however top candidates will be asked to supply official transcripts
Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL http://www.wiu.edu/employment/
**Note** In order to upload Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size.
Screening will begin on January 6, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.
Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Terry M. Mors, Director; School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration; at TM-Mors@wiu.edu.
For assistance with the online application system contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309)298-1977 or via email at email@example.com