Instructor - Criminal Justice

Colorado Springs, CO
Feb 17, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) invites applicants for a Criminal Justice Instructor position to start in August 2021. This is an academic year (9 month), renewable, non-tenure-track position.The typical time allocation for non-tenure track faculty in the School of Public Affairs is 80% teaching and 20% service. Teaching assignments will primarily be at the undergraduate level.

Who We Are: 

The School of Public Affairs (SPA) is a dynamic learning community serving those who seek to make a difference in the public sector. Degrees offered by the School of Public Affairs include the Bachelor of Social Work, Master of Social Work, Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, Master of Criminal Justice, and Master of Public Administration. Our programs emphasize critical thinking and analytical skills necessary for leading and managing effectively in a diverse society. Our graduates are prepared to innovate in the complex world in which we live. 

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 10,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students.  

Colorado Springs, (pop. 500K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S. 

Detailed Application Instructions:

To receive consideration, applicants must submit the following materials:

Cover letterResume/CV that must include date ranges to include month and year (mm/yyyy) and whether the position was full time or part timeStatement of teaching philosophy including an overview of the applicant's beliefs and approaches to teaching and examples of how they put or would put those beliefs into action in the classroom.Unofficial transcript for highest degree earnedThe names and contact information for three (3) professional references. In the cover letter, applicants must specifically address the following:Describe how they meet the minimum and, if applicable, preferred qualifications as cited in the Qualifications section of this job posting.List the courses in the undergraduate criminal justice core curriculum they are competent to prepare and instruct (Please see the BACJ section of the UCCS catalog for a list of core courses.)List other courses in the current undergraduate and graduate criminal justice curricula they are competent to prepare and instruct (Please the Criminal Justice course inventory. Undergraduate courses are numbered 1000-4999. Graduate courses are numbered 5000+.)Job Duties: 

Teaching (effort allocation: 80%)

The instructor will primarily teach undergraduate-level courses in Criminal Justice. Teaching assignments may also include undergraduate courses in Public Administration and graduate courses in Criminal Justice and Public Administration. The position requires a flexible teaching schedule (e.g., possible evening and weekend classes) and course formats will include in-seat, hybrid, remote synchronous and online. The instructor will be expected to prepare and teach courses that contribute to the core curriculum within the criminal justice major. Additional teaching related duties may include mentoring students on independent studies, serving as graduate thesis/capstone committee members, and contributing to curriculum development in the criminal justice program.Service (effort allocation: 20%)

The instructor is expected to be an engaged member of the School of Public Affairs and UCCS communities. Examples of service activities include but are not limited to: participating in faculty meetings; serving on Criminal Justice, School of Public Affairs, and UCCS campus committees; participating in student recruitment activities; helping to build/maintain partnerships between the community and School of Public Affairs; and other activities as appropriate.Job Competencies: Ability to teach a flexible schedule to include day and evening classes.
  • Ability to teach in a variety of course formats (e.g., in-seat, hybrid, remote synchronous and online).
  • Ability to prepare and teach required courses within the undergraduate and graduate Criminal Justice curricula.Ability to work with diverse populations in a multi-cultural environment that is committed to diversity and equality in education.What We Offer: 

    Salary Range: Generally starting at $40,000-$46,000.

    The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid vacation and time off, and a tuition benefit. Information on university benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Total compensation goes beyond the value on the paycheck.  Please consider reviewing the Total Compensation page at Total Compensation Calculators | University of Colorado.

    This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

    Tentative Search Timeline: 

    The dates for interviews with the search committee expected to be the week of March 29th, 2021

    The dates for second round interviews with the search committee and supervisor/appointing authority expected to be the week of April 12th and 19th, 2021

    The position is expected to start August 16th, 2021

    The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living, and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check. 

    UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372. 

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands. 

    Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date. If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.  

    The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.  

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Has obtained at a minimum a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or a related discipline from an accredited institution, or a Juris Doctorate from an ABA accredited law school by March 12, 2021.Preferred Qualifications: 
  • At least 5 months of teaching experience, which may include teaching at the secondary or postsecondary levels and/or leading professional trainings.
  • Experience teaching in multiple formats (face-to-face, online, remote synchronous, hybrid).
  • Applied work experience in the criminal justice system.
  • Areas of specialization are open, but preference will be given to applicants with experience in forensics, federal law enforcement, homeland security, or cybercrime, and/or will contribute to the creation of a new and innovative option area/certificate within the criminal justice curriculum.Physical Requirements: 

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit. Employee is occasionally required to move. Tasks may involve looking at computer screen continuously for long periods of time. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. 

    Job Category: Faculty
    Primary Location: Colorado Springs
    Schedule: Full-time
    Posting Date: Feb 16, 2021
    Unposting Date: Ongoing

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