Instructor of Criminal Justice

Employer
Northern Pennsylvania Regional College
Location
Warren, Pennsylvania
Salary
$52,000 to $54,000 Yearly

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JOB TITLE:  Instructor of Criminal Justice

COMPENSATION RANGE:  $52,000 - $55,000 Yearly

DEPARTMENT:  Academic and Student Affairs

REPORTS TO:    Dean of Curriculum and Instruction

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  

• Master’s degree in the discipline or sub-field of study in which they teach, OR

• Master’s degree in a related field with a minimum of 18 graduate hours specific to the discipline, OR

• Master’s degree in a related field with a minimum of 6 graduate hours specific to the discipline AND

• Minimum of two years or four academic terms of any combination of teaching discipline-specific courses at the college level or discipline-specific Advanced Placement courses at the secondary level; OR

o Minimum of five years of discipline-specific teaching experience at the secondary level in grades 7-12 and a valid professional teaching license recognized by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania at the secondary level for grades 7-12 specific to the discipline; OR

o Industry-related certifications and/or documented professional experience that correlates to at least 75% of the instructional content of a course 

o Minimum of five years of discipline-specific teaching experience at the secondary level in grades 7-12 and a valid professional teaching license recognized by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania at the secondary level for grades 7-12 specific to the discipline; OR

o Industry-related certifications and/or documented professional experience that correlates to at least 75% of the instructional content of the course.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

• Experience teaching at the community college level

• Experience using a Student Information System and a Learning Management System

• Willingness to work non-traditional schedules

• Willingness to travel to multiple locations, as needed

• Experience using technology tools related to curriculum development and delivery, including expertise with MSOffice

• Ability to work collaboratively with a variety of teams, experience coordinating student internships.

POSITION SUMMARY: 

Northern Pennsylvania Regional College (NPRC) seeks diverse, innovative instructors committed to students in one- and two-year career/technical certificate and degree programs and two-year associate degree programs intended for transfer into baccalaureate programs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Full-time Instructor of Criminal Justice will be expected to teach a combination of classes from areas such as introduction to criminal justice, corrections, criminology, police function, criminal law and procedure, investigation, cybercrime, and criminal justice ethics. Instructor will design, administer, and supervise a variety of field experiences for students.  Instructor may also develop and/or teach courses within the non-credit workforce and professional training unit, as needed.

Full-time faculty appointment includes 12-month teaching schedule (with additional duties in areas such as advising, curriculum development and revision, academic assessment, and committee service). Teaching load for a full-time faculty member is the equivalent of 30 credit hours in an academic year. Substantial service load, such as development of new curricular offerings, programmatic assessment of student learning, or teaching non-credit professional and workforce training courses may serve in lieu of an agreed upon number of credits of instruction.

The successful applicant will support and teach within the College’s model of distributive teaching and learning, in which instruction is supported by technology, enabling students to engage in a single class experience from different locations through real-time interactive video feeds. This teaching method is the dominant method of teaching/learning at NPRC. The successful applicant must be able to work effectively with supervisors, colleagues, staff, and students as part of an education team.

ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Valid Driver’s License and consistent access to vehicle is required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

The physical and mental demands described are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

• Ability to read, communicate verbally and/or in written form using English language; remember and analyze certain information; and remember and understand certain instructions or guidelines

• Driving or securing reliable transportation, standing, walking, and sitting

• Ability to use technology tools required for performing the specific responsibilities of this position; and

• Use of hands to touch, handle, and feel; and ability to reach with hands and arms

WORKING CONDITIONS/WORK SCHEDULE:

• Office Location:   To be determined, sites located throughout NPRC’s multi-county footprint.  Serving Pennsylvania Counties:  Cameron, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, McKean, Potter, Warren, and Venango 

• Work hours:  8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday thru Thursday*

8:30 am to 4:30 pm Friday*

• Notwithstanding the office hours, all salaried employees are expected to work 40 hours weekly

*Work hours may be adjusted.  Work hours include evenings and occasional Saturday’s.  Class schedules typically fall within 2:00 – 9:30 pm, Monday – Thursday

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

This position may require occasional travel throughout NPRC’s multi-county footprint to meet with students, colleagues, or others. Instructors may be assigned to teach from one or more classroom locations used by NPRC in Northwestern Pennsylvania. See http://regionalcollegepa.org for information concerning classroom locations. A valid Driver’s License and consistent access to a vehicle is required.

OTHER DUTIES:

Perform other duties as assigned.

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