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Subject Matter Expert/Adjunct Faculty - BA Criminology - Online Campus

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

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Job location: Remote

Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2021-09-13
Req: R0006813
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 course 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 Subject Matter Expert (SME)/Adjunct Faculty to develop and teach Criminal and Juvenile Law. As a Subject Matter Expert/ course developer you will be responsible for all aspects of course development including but not limited to course map, outcomes, syllabus/assignment/ discussion development and grading rubrics.

The primary responsibility of adjunct faculty members is to enrich courses by sharing theoretical and practical knowledge of Criminal and Juvenile Law, encouraging direct application to workplace areas such as an attorney, prosecutor, victim services/rights or other fields of criminology/criminal justice with experience in criminal and juvenile law.

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 GoToMeeting 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 criminal and juvenile law as it pertains to criminology.
  • Previous course development experience preferred.
  • 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.
  • Professional experience with the application of working in criminal and/or juvenile law areas.
  • Demonstrate commitment to research, practice and scholarship.

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.


The Chicago School is a not-for-profit, accredited institution with more than 4,000 students at campuses across the country (Chicago, Los Angeles and Orange Counties, Calif., and Washington, D.C.) and online. TCSPP has been an innovator in the field of psychology and related behavioral science for more than 30 years. TCSPP offers more than 20 degree programs and a wealth of opportunities for international experiences.

Central to our transformational impact on students, their communities, and the practice of psychology is The Engaged Professional Model of Education. This groundbreaking approach to training leverages the talents and experience of faculty practitioners, who work with our Community Partnership and Applied Professional Practice teams to provide students a rich spectrum of clinical training in a wide range of community settings. In fact, the School was the first of its kind to be named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its leadership in service and civic engagement.

Our graduates emerge with unrivaled skills, and ready to make much-needed changes in the communities they serve. They work around the world in hospitals, schools, community centers, agencies, NGOs, private practice, and elsewhere. Our graduates blend a sophisticated understanding of the human experience with high-quality practice in fields such as adolescent psychology, applied behavior analysis, Latino mental health, and forensic psychology.

The Chicago School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is an active member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology—which has recognized The Chicago School for its distinguished service and outstanding contributions to cultural diversity and advocacy.

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