Fixed-Term Instructor - Criminal Justice - #202890

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Posting Number FAC330P Quick Link for Internal Postings Classification Title Instructor Working Title Fixed-Term Instructor - Criminal Justice - #202890 Department Criminology & Criminal Justice Position Summary

The Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice is seeking applications for a Fixed-term (non-tenure track) faculty member (nine month appointment) at the rank of Instructor, beginning August 1, 2019. Duties will be comprised of residential and online instruction in Criminology and Criminal Justice and student advising.

Candidates must hold either a master’s degree in Criminology/Criminal Justice or closely related discipline with at least 18 hours of graduate-level courses in Criminology/Criminal Justice. A doctoral degree would be desirable.

Carnegie statement

WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required for this Position Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must hold either a master’s degree in Criminology/Criminal Justice or closely related discipline with at least 18 hours of graduate-level courses in Criminology/Criminal Justice.

Preferred Qualifications

A doctoral degree would be desirable.

Position Type Permanent Full-Time Number of Hours Per Week Number of Months Per Year 9 Posting Text

Open Date 06/12/2019 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

Application materials must be submitted online. Materials that should be submitted include a 1) vita; 2) Cover Letter 3) a list of three academic references; and 4) unofficial transcripts. Inquiries may be directed to Drs. Karen Mason at [email protected]


Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

Credential Verification

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.


Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, and veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]

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Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of references
  4. Unofficial Transcripts
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    Posted: 6/13/2019
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