Professor Administration of Justice/Criminal Justice

Job description

Position:                              PROFESSOR OF ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE/CRIMINAL JUSTICE                                           

Salary:                                  $50,868 – 69,468 (additional compensation for doctorate)

Closing Date:                       Closing April 25, 2018, 12:00 pm, PST 

Beginning Date:               August 10, 2018



  • Bachelor’s degree from an acceptable accredited institution in police science, corrections or law enforcement or related field AND two (2) years of professional experience OR
  • Associate degree from an acceptable accredited institution in police science, corrections or law enforcement or related field AND six (6) years of professional experience OR
  • California Community College Instructor Credential in police science OR the equivalent
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.


  • Master’s degree from an acceptable accredited institution in a related field
  • Familiarity with STC and POST certification processes
  • Completion of POST Academy Instructor Certification course (AICC)
  • Current technology skills related to teaching in the discipline and a willingness to pursue future technological developments. 

General Description This is a full-time, tenure track instructional assignment in the Public Safety Department at Merced College under the general direction of the Dean of Allied Health, Business and Public Safety.  This position includes both classroom instruction in the Corrections and Criminal Justice fields including in-service training for correctional officers, law enforcement officers and Police Officer POST Modular Training;  obtaining certification from the State regulating body, and staffing classes in these areas;  meet with representatives from state regulatory departments; implement law and regulation changes; meet with representatives of agencies to assess in-service training needs and plan training; participate in departmental, area and campus professional activities/committees; remain current with discipline content, technology and teaching/learning strategies through participation in required professional development activities, contribute to program review; market and recruit student to grow and enhance the program.  The standard teaching load is 15 units per semester, which may include evening and weekend hours.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide instruction in accordance with established course outlines and expectations
  • Inform students about course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance policy
  • Maintain required student attendance and scholastic records
  • Prepare and grade class assignments and examinations
  • Post and maintain regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy
  • Participate in the development and review of curriculum
  • Participate in the development of teaching-learning methods and materials
  • Participate in departmental, area and campus professional activities/committees
  • Participate in the college's learning outcomes assessment program, including course, program, and institutional assessments
  • Perform tasks needed for student records, e.g., submit grades on time to admissions and records

Allied Health, Business & Public Safety Area:  The Area consists of 28 full-time faculty members and offers a full range of courses in nursing, radiologic technology, Sonography, allied health,  fire sciences, emergency medical technician, administration of justice, corrections, accounting, administration office management, business, computer studies, management, management (CSA), marketing/merchandising, nutrition, and real estate.

How to Apply:   Candidates will submit a complete application on the Merced College Career Pages at

  1. Letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position
  2. Resume
  3. Three recent letters of recommendation
  4. Legible unofficial college transcripts (undergraduate and graduate).  Transcripts must include the degree major and date the institution granted the degree.   Official copies are not required unless applicant is hired. 
  5. Foreign transcripts must include a U.S. evaluation and translation.
  6. Diversity Statement: Provide a statement about yourself that specifically demonstrates sensitivity to the needs of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and the community at large.  Your response is limited to one (1) page.
  7. OPTIONAL: Equivalency Review Form, if applicable (ONLY for applicants who do not possess the stated minimum educational qualifications and are seeking consideration on the basis of equivalency)

    Individuals with disabilities may request any needed accommodation to participate in the application process. Please submit your request with your application to the Human Resources Office.  

Interview Information: Those applicants deemed most qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a screening committee which includes a grading sample and a 15-minute teaching demonstration on a selected topic.   Finalist interviews with district administrators will follow the same or next day.  A limited number of candidates will be invited to interviews. (Expenses for travel and accommodations will be the responsibility of the candidates.)

Employee Benefits: The District pays (with small contribution from employee) health, prescription, vision and dental insurance premiums for the employee and dependents.  Life and income protection insurance premiums are provided for the employee only.  Sick leave and retirement benefits are also provided.

Condition of Employment: The selected candidate must be livescanned and tested for tuberculosis at his/her own expense prior to the start of employment.  In compliance with the Immigration Reform Act of 1986, all new employees are required to verify their identity and the right to work in the United States.  An applicant must be able to perform essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations. Faculty members, as a condition of employment, must become members of Merced College Faculty Association or pay a representation fee in an equal amount to a charity agreeable to MCFA. All offers of employment are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees.




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Posted: 3/28/2018
Application Due: 4/25/2018
Work Type:
Salary: $50,868-$69,468