Professor of Administration of Justice/Criminal Justice

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Professor of Administration of Justice/Criminal Justice

Salary: $55,018.00 - $75,137.00 Annually
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Job Number: 201700249
Closing: 5/21/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
Location: Merced, CA
Department: Allied Health - Area 4

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Merced College is a midsized community college located in California's Central Valley. Founded in 1962, the college serves more than 16,000 students, with room to expand on its 267-acre main campus and 120-acre Los Banos site, as well as at our innovative Business Resource Center in Downtown Merced. The City of Merced, incorporated in 1889, offers historical sites, affordable housing and access to the Bay Area and Sacramento. Merced is known as the Gateway to Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada mountains, and is home to the University of California's newest campus, UC Merced. Our tree-shaded, growing community of just over 80,000 includes multiple biking and walking trails as well as access to several lakes —large and small — throughout the county.

Merced College Vision
Merced College will provide transformative and empowering educational experiences to meet student and community needs.

Merced College Mission
Growing our community through education and workforce training:

  • lifelong learning
  • basic skills
  • career technical education
  • transfer
  • degree/certificate programs
  • Ensuring student success through equitable access, continuous quality improvement, institutional effectiveness, and student achievement.

    General Description:
    This is a full-time, tenure track instructional assignment in the Public Safety Department at Merced College under the general direction of the Dean of Allied Health, Child Development, Kinesiology, and Public Safety. This position includes classroom instruction in Criminal Justice fields, including; in-service training for law enforcement officers and Police Officer POST Modular Training; obtaining certification from the State regulating body, and staffing classes in these areas; meeting with representatives from state regulatory departments; implementing law and regulation changes; meeting with representatives of agencies to assess in-service training needs and plan training; participating in departmental, area and campus professional activities/committees; remaining current with discipline content, technology and teaching/learning strategies through participation in required professional development activities and contributing to program review; marketing and recruiting of students to grow and enhance the program. The standard teaching load is 15 units per semester, which may include evening and weekend hours.

    Examples of Duties
    Essential Functions:
    • Provide instruction in accordance with established course outlines and expectations
    • Inform students about course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance policy
    • Maintain required student attendance and scholastic records
    • Prepare and grade class assignments and examinations
    • Post and maintain regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy
    • Participate in the development and review of curriculum
    • Participate in the development of teaching-learning methods and materials
    • Participate in departmental, area and campus professional activities/committees
    • Participate in the college's learning outcomes assessment program, including course, program, and institutional assessments
    • Perform tasks needed for student records, e.g., submit grades on time to admissions and records

    Typical Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree from an acceptable accredited institution in police science, corrections or law enforcement or related field AND two (2) years of professional experience OR
  • Associate degree from an acceptable accredited institution in police science, corrections or law enforcement or related field AND six (6) years of professional experience OR
  • California Community College Instructor Credential in police science OR
  • The equivalent
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students
  • Preferred:
  • Master's degree from an acceptable accredited institution in a related field
  • Familiarity with STC and POST certification processes
  • Completion of POST Academy Instructor Certification course (AICC)

  • Supplemental Information
    How to Apply:
  • Submit a complete application by the closing date/time on the Merced College career pages at

  • Required Documentation:
  • Letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position (cover letter)
  • Resume
  • List of three professional references (no reference letters permitted)
  • Legible unofficial college transcripts (undergraduate and graduate); transcripts must include the degree major and date the institution granted the degree; official copies are not required unless applicant is hired
  • Diversity Statement: The Merced College District has a diverse staff and student population. As such, applicants must demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and the community at large. Please describe how your professional experience would contribute to a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Please do not include any personally identifying information. Limit your response to one (1) page.

  • If Applicable:
  • Foreign transcripts must include a U.S. evaluation and translation completed by an approved organization per the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (Download PDF reader)
  • Equivalency Review Form (Required for applicants who do not possess the stated minimum educational qualifications and are seeking consideration on the basis of equivalency)

  • Only the required documentation as listed above will be accepted for this recruitment; any additional documentation will be removed from your application profile

    Interview Information:
    Those applicants deemed highly qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a screening committee which includes a teaching demonstration on a selected topic; a limited number of candidates will be invited to interviews; due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the first interview will be scheduled via Zoom; the second interview may be scheduled onsite; applicants are required to ensure access to the necessary technology to participate in a Zoom interview and will be responsible for their travel expenses, if necessary

    Employee Benefits:
    The District pays (with small contribution from employee) health, prescription, vision and dental insurance premiums for the employee and dependents; life and income protection insurance premiums are provided for the employee only; sick leave and retirement benefits are also provided

    Condition of Employment:
    The selected candidate must be fingerprinted and tested for tuberculosis at his/her own expense prior to the start of employment; in compliance with the Immigration Reform Act of 1986, all new employees are required to verify their identity and the right to work in the United States; Merced College does not sponsor visas; all offers of employment are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees; the applicant must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations
    Individuals with disabilities may request any needed accommodation to participate in the application process; please submit your request with your application to the Human Resources Office Merced Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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    Job No:
    Posted: 4/30/2021
    Application Due: 4/30/2033
    Work Type: Full Time