Criminal Justice Adjunct Instructor

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Posting TitleCriminal Justice Adjunct InstructorArea of SpecialtyDepartmentDAL-Criminal Justice-514100Job LocationDallasFull Time/Part TimePart-TimeSalary InformationSalary Commensurate with ExperienceDepartment Summary

The University of North Texas at Dallas invites applications for the position of Criminal Justice Adjunct Instructor for the Fall 2020 and/or Spring 2021 semesters.
The number of vacancies is dependent on student enrollment, division needs, and dean approval. Your application cannot be considered until all required documents have been received.

Position Summary

Adjunct instructors plan classes and implement and evaluate teaching/learning objectives and student learning outcomes. An adjunct instructor undertakes the divisional and professional responsibilities of a part-time faculty member, including office hours. The successful applicant will be expected to provide instruction in a full range of undergraduate Criminal Justice courses within UNT Dallas’s Criminal Justice major, including core-curriculum Criminal Justice courses (2100-Crime and Justice in the United States, 2600-Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice, 2300-Crimianl Law, 2302-Police Systems, 2301-Correctional Systems, 3600-Criminology and 3700-Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice), and there may be a need to teach other courses such as forensic anthropology, computer crime and criminal investigation in our portfolio of course offerings.

Adjunct faculty members will be required to use texts and meet certain content parameters set by the Department of Criminal Justice. Adjunct instructors also will be required to include in their courses certain student assessment measures determined by the department, and to compile data on those assessment criteria. Additional information about course design, assessment criteria and texts can be obtained from Dr. Eric Coleman at [email protected]

Minimum Qualifications

A Master’s degree in Criminal Justice, or in an equivalent discipline, with at least 18 graduate hours in Criminal Justice and outstanding experience in teaching core-curriculum Criminal Justice courses.

Preferred Qualifications
  • PhD in Criminal Justice or JD with significant experience in higher education;
  • Successful experience teaching adults in a post-secondary institution;
  • Specialized work related or teaching experience that directly relates to the course being taught
  • Experience in online course development and teaching;
  • Excellent communication skills in multicultural settings.
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The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Physical RequirementsCarrying, Lifting up to 10 pounds, Pulling , Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Squatting, Stooping, Bending, Standing, Twisting, Walking, Writing, Grasp, Talk or HearPosting NumberA098PPosition End Date (if temporary)Special Instructions to Applicants

Submit a professional CV; letter of application outlining
the applicant’s interest, qualifications and experience for the position; contact information for three
professional references; and unofficial graduate transcripts to For
additional information visit or contact Dr. Eric Coleman at
[email protected] Statements of teaching interests and teaching philosophy may also be requested from applicants.

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Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice, or in an equivalent discipline, with at least 18 graduate hours in Criminal Justice and outstanding experience in teaching core-curriculum Criminal Justice courses?
    • Yes
    • No
Documents Needed to ApplyRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
  4. Curriculum Vitae
  5. List of Names and Contact Information for 3 references
Optional Documents




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    Posted: 8/7/2020
    Application Due: 11/5/2020
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