Instructor - Criminal Justice

Job description

The School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs invites applications for a full-time instructor in the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Criminal Justice and Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) programs. This is an academic year (9 month), renewable, non-tenure-track position. The instructor will primarily teach undergraduate-level courses in Criminal Justice. Teaching assignments may also include undergraduate courses in Public Administration and graduate courses in Criminal Justice and Public Administration.

The School of Public Affairs (SPA) is a dynamic learning community serving those who seek to make a difference in the public sector. It is an environment where students, faculty and community members engage and learn from each other in the classroom and through both research and experiential learning. The instructor will contribute to the School of Public Affairs mission to provide high-quality, student-centered instruction. The position requires a flexible teaching schedule (e.g., possible evening and weekend classes) and course formats will include face-to-face, hybrid, and online. The instructor will be expected to prepare and teach courses that contribute to the core curriculum within the criminal justice major. Additional teaching related duties may include mentoring students on independent studies, serving as graduate thesis/capstone committee members, and contributing to curriculum development in the criminal justice program. The typical course load for an instructor is eight courses total taught during the fall and spring terms. Summer course assignments may be available for additional compensation.

Additionally, the instructor will contribute to the mission and service duties of the School of Public Affairs and University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS). Examples of service activities include but are not limited to: participating in faculty meetings; serving on Criminal Justice, School of Public Affairs, and UCCS campus committees; participating in student recruitment activities; helping to build/maintain partnerships between the community and School of Public Affairs; and other activities as appropriate. The typical work distribution for an instructor is 80% teaching and 20% service.

The starting date is August 13, 2018.

Degrees offered by the School of Public Affairs include the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, the Master of Criminal Justice, the Master of Public Administration, and a dual Master's in Criminal Justice and Public Administration. The school also offers a number of popular certificates. Our programs emphasize critical thinking and analytical skills necessary for leading and managing effectively in a diverse society. Our graduates are prepared to innovate in the complex world in which we live.

UCCS is a vibrant and growing military-friendly campus named by U.S. News & World Report as a top Western public university and recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities as a leader in community engagement efforts. Further information about the School of Public Affairs is available at

Colorado Springs has a low per capita tax rate and a moderate cost of living. U.S. News & World Report ranked the city fifth in the 2016 best places to live in the United States. It boasts over 300 days of sunshine each year and the front range of the Rocky Mountains provides many opportunities for an active lifestyle. More information about Colorado Springs can be found at Choose Colorado Springs!

Salary Range and Benefits:

  • $40,000-$45,000
  • The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs will not sponsor work visas or permanent resident applications for this position.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Has obtained at a minimum a Master's degree in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or a related discipline from an accredited institution, or a Juris Doctorate from an ABA accredited law school.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Previous higher education teaching experience in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or a related discipline.
  • Experience teaching in multiple formats (face-to-face, online or hybrid).
  • Applied work experience in the criminal justice system.
  • Areas of specialization are open, but preference will be given to applicants with expertise in the following areas: corrections; courts & the judicial process; criminal justice ethics; forensics; or criminal justice research methodologies.

Special Instructions to Applicants:1) Please apply at (job number 12470). Applications submitted by email or surface mail will not be considered.
2) Complete applications submitted by 11:59pm on Monday, March 5, 2018 will receive full consideration.
3) If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or [email protected] Job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact, Dr. Anna Kosloski, search committee chair, at [email protected]
4) Please be prepared to provide five references (at least two previous/current supervisors) upon request, including email contact information.
5) Official transcripts will be required upon hire.
6) Appointment is contingent upon successfully passing a background check, to include criminal and sex offender checks, per campus policy.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Application Materials Instructions:1) To receive consideration, applicants are required to submit the following: a) cover letter, b) resume/CV, and c) statement of teaching philosophy. Applicants must label each required attachment with the relevant title, attach the required documents for this position announcement to the submission and check the Job Specific Attachments box next to each document in the submission. Specific instructions related to the cover letter and statement of teaching philosophy are discussed below.
2) The cover letter must specifically address how the applicant meets the minimum and, if applicable, preferred qualifications as cited in the Qualifications section of this job posting.
3) The teaching philosophy must include not only an overview of the applicant's beliefs and approaches to teaching but also examples of how they put or would put those beliefs into action in the classroom.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Colorado Springs

Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40084 - School of Public Affairs

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Feb 5, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Dr. Anna Kosloski, search committee chair

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00430105





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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 4/4/2018
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