Assistant Professor of Forensics - Department of Criminal Justice (Fall 2017)

Assistant Professor of Forensics - Department of Criminal Justice (Fall 2017)

Position Number: 53001361

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Campus Location: Dahlonega

General Summary: The University of North Georgia is accepting applications for tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Criminal Justice to support growing Associate of Science, Bachelors of Science and Master of Science degree programs. The department is seeking candidates who can teach forensics courses at the introductory and upper levels, such as Death Investigations, Criminal Forensics I and II, Criminal Investigations, Introduction to Criminal Justice, among others. The workload may require travel across campuses, teaching at off-campus teaching sites, online teaching, and evening and weekend teaching assignments. Courses may include both on-campus and online formats.

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of over 18,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.

Review of applicants will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:
  • The Assistant Professor of Forensics will teach four (4) courses per semester.

Certifications/Licenses & Minimum Requirements:
  • Doctorate in criminal justice or a related field required. Master of Forensic Science combined with field experience may be enough to satisfy tenure-track hiring requirements.
  • Have a background in or an ability to teach courses in Criminal Forensics I and II, Criminal Investigations, Death Investigations, Technical Writing in Criminal Justice, and Introduction to Criminal Justice, and other courses of expertise.
  • Have undergraduate teaching experience and work experience in the field of criminal justice crime scene processing.
  • Have strong verbal and written communication skills and effective presentation skills.
  • Have online teaching experience.
  • Are willing to support departmental commitments to a variety of traditional and non-traditional student populations by participating in online teaching assignments, lab-based teaching assignments, off-campus teaching assignments, multi-campus teaching assignments, and weekend and evening teaching assignments.
  • Are committed to advising students and serving on department, college, and university level committees.

Anticipated Hire Date: 08/01/2017

Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Unofficial Transcripts

Special Instructions to Applicants: If you received any graduate degrees from an institution outside the United States, you must provide a foreign course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Find a full list of NACES members at

Please submit contact information for three professional references.

Employer Information: All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by the University of North Georgia in its sole discretion. The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

We provide equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, protected veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.

The University of North Georgia is committed to providing equal opportunity to all qualified applicants without discrimination at the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability or handicap as a matter of college policy and as required by applicable state and federal laws.