Adjunct Faculty - Bachelor of Arts in Criminology Program

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Job location: Remote

Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2021-01-14
Req: R0005781
Job Description:

Position Summary:

The Bachelor of Arts in Criminology Program at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is currently seeking qualified individuals to develop and teach a courses in the curriculum. All online courses at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology are 7 weeks long and are taught in the Canvas learning management system.

The Bachelor of Arts in Criminology Program is seeking a qualified Adjunct Faculty to teach Law & Society (Introduction to Criminal Justice) with the opportunity to possibly teach other courses in the program.

The primary responsibility of adjunct faculty members is to enrich courses by sharing theoretical and practical knowledge of the study of law from a criminological perspective encompassing legal ideas, legal institutions, and the legal process with the emphasis on the study of criminal behavior and the criminal justice system in the United States.

Principal Duties:

  • All Online adjunct faculty at The Chicago School are expected to be available (online) and responsive to students five out of seven days during the course of the week. This “availability” includes:
    • Active participation in the discussion forum
    • Posting course-related announcement(s)
    • Timely grading of assignments and providing quality feedback
    • Holding virtual office hours.
  • In addition, it is expected that all adjunct faculty members adhere to the following duties during a 7-week term:
    • Posting a welcome message to all students outlining weekly virtual office hours.
    • Holding one voluntary conference call or synchronous chat each term, either via Skype or Zoom software (account information provided by the Department Manager).
    • Responding to each student’s initial post in a discussion forum.
    • Grading quizzes and providing feedback on short assignments within 48 hours.
    • Providing grading and feedback on larger assignments within 3 days after the due date.
    • Responding to all student email(s) within 24 hours.
    • Issuing final grade on time (by Tuesday midnight after Week 7 ends).
  • Required to complete an 8- week training course reviewing online pedagogy prior to teaching their assigned course.

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Previous experience with online classroom teaching.
  • Knowledge of the role of the legal process and legal institutions that are a part of the American Criminal Justice system.
  • Knowledge of the impacts of the social inequalities in the criminal justice system.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with students and other faculty via verbally and written.
  • Ability to interact with students and faculty of all cultural backgrounds.

Position Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree required in criminal justice, sociology, psychology, social work or related field, Doctoral degree preferred.
  • Demonstrate commitment to research, practice and scholarship.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology offers a generous compensation and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work for a leader in the field of education. Some of our key benefits include: generous paid time-off, medical and dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts (FSA), tuition reimbursement, professional development, and regular employee appreciation events.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an Equal Opportunity Employer.




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Job No:
Posted: 1/15/2021
Application Due: 1/22/2021
Work Type: Full Time