Lecturer - Criminal Justice

Colorado Springs, CO
Jun 02, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) invites applications to establish and maintain an ongoing pool of lecturer applications from which future appointments to temporary, non-tenure track positions for the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice will be made.

This is a part-time lecturer position with appointments made on a semester-by-semester basis. The person in this position will teach undergraduate-level courses in Criminal Justice. The successful candidate will be qualified to prepare and teach Criminal Justice core courses and/or courses within the CJ option areas. Course offerings include day and evening classes in a variety of formats (e.g., in-seat, hybrid, remote synchronous, and online).

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.

Job Duties: 

Duties include class preparation, delivery of course materials, creation of assessments (examinations, papers, learning activities) and grading, and maintaining availability for student consultations during the semester. The position includes regular communication with the program director and staff throughout the semester. 

What We Offer:

Pay rate is dependent on the number of courses taught for the School of Public Affairs (SPA):

  • 1st & 2nd course taught for SPA = $3,250/course
  • 3rd & 4th course taught for SPA = $3,450/course
  • 5th course and beyond taught for SPA = $3,750/course
Temporary Lecturer appointments are not eligible for group health and life insurance benefits or vacation leave accrual. This position is eligible for paid sick leave. Information on benefits, including eligibility, is located at: http://www.cu.edu/employee-services.

Tentative Search Timeline:

  • Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and lecturers will be selected in anticipation of UCCS’s three semesters, Fall, Spring, and Summer.
Detailed Application Instructions:

To receive consideration, applicants must submit the following materials:

  1. Current resume/Curriculum Vitae that must include date ranges (mm/yyyy) for all listed positions and whether the position was full time or part time.
  2. Cover letter specifically describing the following: 1) how you meet this position’s minimum and, if applicable, preferred qualifications, and 2) which Criminal Justice core courses and/or which courses within the BA in Criminal Justice option areas you are qualified to teach and how your expertise connects to each course you desire to teach. 
  3. A teaching philosophy (e.g., approach to teaching, examples of creating a positive learning environment, or examples of how to engage students in learning through activities or assessments).
  4. Unofficial transcripts for highest degree earned.
The University of Colorado 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, educational verification, 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 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.
Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Previous teaching experience which may include teaching at postsecondary levels and/or leading professional trainings.
  • Ability to teach in multiple formats (face-to-face, online, remote synchronous, hybrid).
  • At least 5 years of applied work experience in the criminal justice system.
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 10 pounds.

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Colorado Springs
Schedule: Part-time
Posting Date: Jun 1, 2021
Unposting Date: Jun 30, 2022, 11:59:00 PM