Forensic Science, Full-Time, Tenure-Track Instructor

Edmond, OK
Jul 06, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

College Information:

The Forensic Science Institute (FSI) at the University of Central Oklahoma is dedicated to comprehensive training and research, for students, professionals and first responders in all aspects of evidence collection, preservation, analysis, reporting and testimony. The Institute is a leading provider of forensic science education at the undergraduate and graduate level through a robust, interdisciplinary program. UCO has the only undergraduate program in North America accredited by the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) in all eligible disciplines to include Forensic Molecular Biology, Forensic Chemistry, and Digital Forensics. UCO, along with Eastern Kentucky University, were the first and still only programs to be accredited in Digital Forensics at the undergraduate level. The Forensic Science Institute has an experienced faculty representing international and national leaders in their respective fields.

Position Summary:

An Instructor teaches, advises and mentors students, evaluates student performance, and maintains department and student records in accordance with university policies.
Adheres to the educational philosophy of the university.
Works in a collaborative manner with colleagues and professional peers.
Participates in university meetings that relate specifically to faculty.
Serves on department, college, and university committees as requested.
Prepares departmental reports as requested.
Engages in teaching, service, and scholarly and/or creative activities as defined by the tenure and promotion policy in the UCO Employee and Faculty Handbook.

Posting Number: F00307
Job Type: Full-Time
Department Specific Essential Job Functions:

The position will instruct undergraduate and graduate courses in forensic science as well as other courses as appropriate.

The selected individual will assist the Director, FSI, in curriculum development of new courses in their area of expertise. This curriculum will also include instruction in the area of legal requirements associated with the analysis of evidence in criminal cases and expert witness testimony regarding crime scene and/or analytical efforts in courtroom setting.

This position will require familiarity with standards and accrediting bodies within their respective discipline to include the Daubert standards related to evidence admission in courtrooms.

The faculty member will develop and coordinate field training exercises for students as well as law enforcement and public safety personnel in appropriate disciplines and develop and coordinate the curriculum and offering of training in their area of expertise.

Assist in the development of in-service training, career training, and continuing education in the forensic sciences.

Salary Range: Commensurate with credentials and experience.
Desired Start Date: August 7, 2017
EEO Statement:

The University of Central Oklahoma (University) is committed to an inclusive educational and employment environment that provides equal opportunity and access to all qualified persons. The University will continue its policy of fair and equal employment and educational practices without discrimination harassment because of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, genetic information, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, gender, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

For complete details on the University’s EEO policy, please visit the Employee Handbook.


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