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Adjunct Faculty- Crime Analysis Investigation (CAI) Certificate

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Position Summary

Applications are being accepted to create a pool of qualified applicants for possible future part-time teaching positions within the Pierce College District.

The Crime Analysis Investigation Certificate program is an online program, that is proposed to start Winter quarter, January of 2019. The CAI Certificate will provide specialized education in identifying and defining crime trends, problems and patterns, and utilizing research, statistics and analysis to create tactics and strategies that lead to effective and equitable police responses to crime. The following classes will be taught:

CJ270: Intro to Investigative Profiling
An introduction into the basics of investigative profiling by examining the history, methods, and main theoretical approaches of investigative profiling.

CJ271: Intro to Crime Analysis
An introduction to the field of crime analysis covers the profession, theory, and role of analysis in policing; additionally, the survey of the techniques for the types of crime analysis - tactical, strategic, operational, and administrative are covered.

CJ272: Criminal Investigations
Through the lens of assigned criminal cases, students will explore investigative theory, sources of information, interview and interrogation techniques, false and coerced confessions, crime patterns, criminal law & procedures, the role of an investigator and report writing.

CJ273: Crime Mapping Techniques
Using data and examples from the crime analysis world, this course introduces students to the fundamental skills necessary to prepare crime maps and conduct spatial analysis for crime analysis projects.

CJ274: Criminal Behavior
This course is an examination of psychology of human behavior as it relates to crime. The student will be introduced to psychopathology, the sexually violent offender, and serial murder through the profiles of known offenders.

CJ275: Advanced Crime Analysis Techniques
This course encompasses concepts and technical skills across all major types of crime analysis (tactical, strategic, operations, & administrative), students will engage in a series of projects that replicate the analyses and challenges crime analysts regularly encounter.

CJ276: Empirical Profiling
Psychological principles upon which offender profiling is based will be further explored, including classification of crime scene behavior, behavioral change, and behavioral consistency; application of empirical profiling.

CJ277: Applied Crime Analysis (Research & Design Methods)
This course exposes the student to the experience of developing an original crime analysis project and bringing the project to completion.

Lecture rate is $807.05 per credit hour. All applications remain on file for one year from the submission date.

Essential Functions

  1. Teach course(s) as assigned in an online setting through Canvas.
  2. Conduct assigned classes in a manner that promotes student success and incorporates various teaching styles and technology.
  3. Be available to students through online tools, and
  4. Work effectively with colleagues and students of various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.


Meet one of the following:

  • Bachelor's degree (or higher) from an accredited institution in the discipline required.
  • Bachelor's degree (or higher) from an accredited institution from any discipline including 15 graduate semester credits in the discipline
  • Relevant, professional qualifications in crime analysis/criminal justice field, equivalent to 3 years experience
  • Complete Pierce College requirements to instruct an online course prior to the start of the assigned instructional quarter.
Application Process

Application Requirements (Does Not Apply to Non-Credit Class Instruction):

To be considered for this position, you must:

  1. Letter of formal application that addresses how your experience and education qualifies you to perform the assigned responsibilities (Cover Letter)
  2. Detailed curriculum vitae of all educational and professional experience, which includes a list of courses taught (Curriculum Vitae).
  3. Unofficial copies of all college and university transcripts that include degree received and confer date. Also, copies of any applicable certificates (i.e. Crime Analysis investigation, Crime Mapping, etc.) should be submitted. International transcripts must include a foreign transcript evaluation. For a list of approved credential evaluation services visit: http://naces.org/members.htm. (Unofficial transcripts acceptable for application process; official transcripts required prior to hire) (Transcripts).
  4. A list of four current professional references with name, relationship to candidate, address, email address, and telephone number. Letters of recommendation will not be accepted in lieu of a list of professional references (References).
  5. Upload (attachment) a brief statement that describes your teaching philosophy/style and addresses strategies used to engage a wide diversity of students; your use of outcomes assessment measures; your use of active learning techniques; and your use of presentation and alternative modes of delivery in the classroom, or, via web-based learning (Teaching Philosophy).
  6. Upload (attachment) a brief response to the following questions (Supplemental Questions):
  • What personal and professional work have you done in order to broaden your understanding of equity, diversity, and inclusion?
  • How have you infused equity, diversity and inclusion into your classroom in order for students to be challenged/motivated/inspired to be a part of a multicultural society?
  • Pierce College has set a goal of closing gaps in degree/certificate completion for all student populations by 2020. How will you contribute to this effort?
  • Reasonable Accommodation:
    Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the application and employment process will be accommodated to the extent reasonably possible. Requests should be made to the District Human Resources Office by calling 253-964-7342. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may dial 711 to place a call through Washington Relay, the state's free telecommunication access service.

    Screening & Interview Process:
    Only those candidates who have complied with the application process and meet the required qualifications will be considered. The most desirable candidates will be contacted for an interview.

    Conditions of Employment:

    • Physical Work Environment: Work is performed in an instructional setting and requires the ability to communicate clearly. Work also includes the ability to use a personal computer.
    • In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required at the time of hire.
    • Pierce College has adopted a Drug Free Workplace policy. As a condition of employment, employees must agree to abide by the requirements established in that policy.

    For more information or assistance, contact Human Resources at: [email protected].

    The Pierce College District is an equal opportunity employer. The Board of Trustees and Pierce College District are committed to providing equal opportunity and will not discriminate in terms and conditions of employment and personnel practices for all persons without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, presence of sensory, mental or physical disability, and status as a disabled veteran, or Vietnam-era veteran. Questions may be directed to the Vice President of Human Resources, Affirmative Action Officer or the Title IX Coordinator at (253) 964-7342.




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    Posted: 12/25/2018
    Application Due: 9/1/2019
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