Faculty - Criminal Justice/Homeland Security - Prince Frederick Campus

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Position Summary
Located 45 minutes from the Nation’s Capital, nestled in a history rich community of southern Maryland, The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) is a two times Aspen Award winning institution (top 15% of Community Colleges) with academic programs in over 100 degree programs. CSM is among America’s top 100 producers of Minority Associate Degrees in twenty categories, according to Diverse Issues in Higher Education. CSM offers excellent health insurance benefits (90% paid by the college); State Retirement Pension plan; wellness programs; Code Green Fridays; early closure Fridays in the summer; college closure for spring break and several major holidays. We are an innovative institution committed to student success and well known for our flexibility to meet student and community needs.

We have highly skilled and creative faculty who incorporate the latest teaching approaches and technology into their instructional delivery. Our faculty work closely with students inside and outside of the classroom to help them maximize their success. Faculty serve as advisors to student clubs such as the Criminal Justice Club and are heavily involved in supporting the College’s Social Justice Day and local High School Criminal Justice Programs. Prior experience of Criminal Justice faculty provides credence to the learning process and allows students to understand both theory and practice in the field. Our faculty teach a range of face-to-face, online, hybrid and/or blended and hy-flex classes using Open Educational Resources (OERs). Using both a synchronous and asynchronous modes of instructional delivery, our faculty focus on student engagement and success through critical thinking, analytical and hands-on approaches. CSM faculty are expected to be knowledgeable of learning management systems in addition to face-to-face and innovative technology-based instructional delivery approaches. As such, we are seeking an innovative educator to join our Criminal Justice faculty. Criminal Justice faculty teach courses such as Introduction to Criminal Justice, Introduction to Criminal Investigation, Criminology, Homicide and Death Investigation.

The College of Southern Maryland is an ardent supporter of professional development and offers a healthy professional development program for and investment in its faculty.

Criminal Justice faculty teach a wide range of freshman and sophomore level undergraduate classes. The successful faculty member will teach 15 credit hours per semester and 30 credit hours per academic year of day, evening or weekend classes. Flexibility is required to work in this position as teaching assignments may vary from semester to semester. There may be an opportunity to teach classes in the summer also. Faculty may be assigned to teach on the La Plata campus or any campus or center where CSM offers classes. The faculty member hired in this position is responsible for the coordination, planning, preparation, presentation, and evaluation of classroom instruction and related activities to promote student-centered learning and success. At a minimum, the related activities include instruction, holding office hours, serving on various committees, and demonstrating a commitment to professional development thorough participating in local, state, regional, and national professional activities and organizations.


Teach 30 credits of courses per contract year in the criminal justice disciplineTeach a range of courses that may include morning, day, evening, weekend or online, in an accelerated format. Opportunities may exist to teach in summerDesign assignments that incorporate students’ program of study and connect to the criminal justice discipline Engage students in their learning through active and collaborative learning approachesMeet with students outside of class to assist them with being successful college studentsIncorporate culturally relevant pedagogies into the teaching and learning processDemonstrated ability to communicate orally and in writingDemonstrated ability to read and interpret informationDemonstrated ability to deliver instruction to diverse student populations, with varied levels of learning and preparation Knowledge and use of student engagement strategies that support completion and student success goalsDemonstrated experience providing feedback students can use to improve their performanceExperience developing or using Open Education Resource (OER) materials as an instructional toolMaintain an ongoing program of professional development and participate in professional organizations, workshops, seminars, conferences and activitiesExhibit emotional control and stabilityStress management and coping abilityMastery of appropriate computer operation skillsOperate a motor vehicle for travel to other campuses

Minimum Education and Training
Master’s degree in Criminal Justice or closely related field, with 18 graduate credit hours in Criminal Justice coursework RequiredEarned Doctorate in Criminal Justice, Preferred One year of instructional experience at the post-secondary level, that includes teaching courses, conducting and managing learning experiences, evaluating student achievement, providing input into curriculum development, policy and procedure formulation, and evaluation of program effectiveness, preferably at the community college level. Two years of professional experience in Criminal Justice or a closely related field required. Ability to use word processing, basic internet applications, and basic database navigation Ability to use an educational enterprise, learning management system such as D2L Brightspace to support and facilitate instructional deliveryAbility to teach in face-to-face, virtual, web and web-hybrid formats.Experience working with criminal justice or related training activities or academies.Demonstrated ability to build partnerships with local governmental agencies and courts for internship placement. Minimum Qualifications and Standards RequiredAdditional Information:

Your cover letter, resume, and transcripts are required as part of the application process. Please attach those documents to your application.

When applying for this position, please be prepared to answer the following statements during the application submission process:

Please describe your efforts to establish equity and diversity in the area of criminal justice. Please describe your activities that demonstrate a commitment to student success for a diverse population. Please provide a statement as to your views on the role of the Community College in the Criminal Justice System. Please submit a statement of your teaching philosophy.

Placement in rank is commensurate with background and experience. Professional development and professional service requirements are determined by rank and documented annually on the faculty development plan. For more information on placement in rank please visit the Pay and Benefits Questions page at: https://www.csmd.edu/employment/frequently-asked-questions/

College of Southern Maryland conducts background checks in order to ensure the safety and well-being of the College's staff and students. The final candidate for this position will be subject to the following background checks: Criminal History Check and Sex Offender Registry Check. This position is open until filled. For best consideration, apply by 11:59 pm, EST on Friday, March 19, 2021. The College of Southern Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.




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Posted: 2/25/2021
Application Due: 4/26/2021
Work Type: Full Time