Lecturer - Criminal Justice (Sociology & Justice Studies)
- Eastern Washington University
- Faculty Jobs
- Education, Educational Administration & Leadership, Social Sciences, Criminal Justice, Sociology
- Employment Type
- Full Time
- Institution Type
- Four-Year Institution
Lecturer - Criminal Justice (Sociology & Justice Studies)Posting Number:
8209RCW Exemption Criteria:
10 - Academic PersonnelEWU Position Number:
43.01 - Criminal Justice & CorrectionsFLSA:
Exempt - TeachingBargaining Unit :
UFE% Full Time:
100%Salary / Wage Range:
The expected salary upon hire is $57,195.Anticipated Start Date:
09/16/2023Term of Appointment:
100% Academic YearLocation:
Yes - BothLevel 1 User with Access:
Bekah BrayResponsible HR User:
Britt PirkerResponsible HR User Email address:
[email protected] "inquiries only"Job Summary:
The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences invites applications for a full-time Special Faculty/Lecturer position in the Department of Sociology and Justice Studies to begin mid- September 2023. This position will specialize in Criminal Justice. The candidate hired into this position will receive a one-year appointment for AY2023-2024 with the option for renewal based on department funding availability and need.
The Criminal Justice program is an interdisciplinary program grounded in the liberal arts. It offers classes from various academic disciplines, including sociology, political science, psychology, and criminal justice. It prepares students for vocations in law enforcement, corrections, the juvenile justice system, criminal justice investigation, and social justice. The program is a part of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, which offers opportunities for creative interdisciplinary course work and research.
The successful candidate will have teaching responsibilities involving a variety of Criminal Justice courses based on the candidate’s expertise and the needs of the department. A typical workload for this position will include 45 credits per academic year, subject to department needs. Teaching responsibilities may include the following: Participate in developing new courses, both in-person and online; Supervise internships; Advise Criminal Justice majors; Engage in curriculum review and revision of existing courses; Explore the creation of new courses based on the candidate’s expertise and the needs of the Criminal Justice major. The candidate should be ready to teach face-to-face and online course offerings. Additionally, all faculty are expected to engage in effective teaching and assessment of student learning.
The faculty member hired for this position will be welcomed into an academic community dedicated to cultural diversity, community engagement, and social justice.
Applications will be accepted at least through February 1, 2023; to be assured full consideration, your application must be complete and submitted by that date. All materials will be held in strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified.
Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
On top of salary, the university offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, life and disability insurance and retirement. In addition, EWU offers fringe benefits, such as tuition waiver for employees, discounted EWU sports tickets and free transportation through STA buses. For additional information regarding insurance benefits please see our Benefits page: https://inside.ewu.edu/hr/benefits/insurance/.
Eastern Washington University, a regional, comprehensive public university with an enrollment of over 10,000 students, is one of six state-funded four-year institutions of higher education in Washington, each governed by its own board of trustees. EWU’s 300-acre main campus is located in Cheney, a community of 12,000 residents 16 miles southwest of Washington’s second largest city, Spokane. Eastern also offers programs in downtown Spokane at the innovative, energy-efficient Catalyst building and at Riverpoint, a campus shared with Washington State University. In addition, EWU programs can be found at select locations throughout the state, aligned with the needs of the community. Eastern contributes to the vitality of the region and the state through its wide array of bachelor’s and master’s degrees in over 100 fields of study, as well as applied doctorates in physical therapy and educational leadership, offering accessible pathways to career success and personal development to students of all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
Tribal Land Acknowledgement
Eastern Washington University resides within the traditional homelands of the Spokane People and other tribes who are connected through their shared history of this region. This land holds their cultural DNA and it is their Ancestors who are here and bring forth the knowledge of this place—the knowledge that comes from the land.
EWU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, age, marital status, families with children, protected veteran or military status, HIV or hepatitis C, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, as provided for and to the extent required by state and federal laws.Conditions of Employment:
The required start date for this position is 09/16/2023. To be considered eligible for appointment into the position, applicants must be available and able to start in the position no later than 09/16/2023.
This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value; as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. The offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check prior to beginning employment.
All new employees must comply with EWU Immunization Policy 602-02 and provide proof of immunity or vaccination to MMR and proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before beginning work at EWU. Waivers for the immunization requirements are available for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs. COVID-19 Vaccination and Exemption Information link:
Upon hire you must complete required DEI, Hazing, Harassment and Title IX training, and other federal, state & university mandated trainings. You can access the online training at https://inside.ewu.edu/hr/training/orientation/ or complete the training in person or via Zoom. In person and Zoom training opportunities will be posted on InsideEWU and are listed on Human Resources’ https://inside.ewu.edu/hr/training/.
N/APre-Placement Physical :
NoHearing Test :
NoMedical Monitoring Post Hire :
NoProtective Equipment :
- A Master’s Degree in Criminology, Criminal Justice, Sociology, or a closely related field.
- Teaching experience.
- Demonstrated high degree of interest, ability, and/or experience promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Demonstrated ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal accessibility, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.
Preference may be granted to candidates who offer one or more of the following preferred qualifications:
- Ph.D. in Criminology, Criminal Justice, Sociology, or a closely related field.
- Active involvement in community engagement and/or ties to the local criminal justice community.
- One or more years teaching experience at the instructor level or above.
- Bilingual in Spanish and English.
- Experience working with first generation students and under-represented groups.
- Time Management
Schedule will vary from quarter to quarter to fulfill position’s responsibilities. Assignments may include evening or online classes.Posting Date:
12/28/2022Open Until Further Notice:
YesScreening to Begin:
02/01/2023Special Instructions to Applicants:
It is strongly recommended that you print a copy of these instructions and the position posting before you begin to complete the online application, as the instructions will not be viewable once you begin the application process.
Submit your application materials through our online faculty applications portal located here:
https://jobs.hr.ewu.edu. If you are unable to submit through the applicant portal, please contact Human Resource Services at (509) 359-2381. Position is open until further notice; screening will begin February 1, 2023. All materials will be held in strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified.
Required documentation includes all of the items listed below:
- Cover letter: please describe how you meet each of the required and preferred qualifications
- Curriculum Vitae
- Evidence: Attach evidence of effective teaching to include teaching evaluations if available for the most recent two years. Student evaluations should not include the original evaluation materials, but should be limited to 3rd party summaries.
- List of Professional References: please include a list of at least three references including names, title, organization name, phone numbers, email addresses, and their connection to you.
- Diversity Response – As an equal opportunity employer with a multicultural staff and student population, we are interested in how your qualifications prepare you to work with diverse faculty, staff, and student populations representing various cultures and backgrounds that may be different from your own. Please describe how you will apply an approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.
- Additional optional links: if you have additional documents that serve as evidence of how you meet the qualifications, you may upload those items to the optional links labeled Other Document #1 and Other Document #2.
100Responsibility / Duty:
Teaching ResponsibilityTeaching: typical workload for this position will involve 45 credits per academic year and the candidate may be required to teach other courses that fulfill the need of the Department and Program according to the expertise of the candidate hired into the position.Teaching includes the following additional related responsibilities as defined in the faculty CBA:
- Meet all scheduled classes
- Plan, organize and inform students of course content, texts, readings, assignments, attendance regulations and methods of evaluation including grading scales
- Schedule and attend office hours
- Turn in grades according to established deadlines
- Advise students who are declared majors on department, college and University requirements and career opportunities.
Teaching Responsibilities during AY23-24:
The successful candidate will have teaching responsibilities involving a variety of Criminal Justice courses based on the candidate’s expertise and the needs of the department. Teaching responsibilities may include the following:
- Participate in developing new courses, both in-person and online;
- Supervise internships;
- Advise Criminal Justice majors;
- Engage in curriculum review and revision of existing courses;
- Explore the creation of new courses based on the candidate’s expertise and the needs of the Criminal Justice major.
- Courses taught may include: Introduction to Criminal Justice, Survey of Criminology, Social Science Research Methods, Ethics in Criminal Justice, the Criminal Justice Senior Capstone, and/or other courses in Criminal Justice that fit the candidate’s expertise
Eastern Washington University is a student-centered, regionally based, comprehensive university. Its campus is located in Cheney, within the Spokane metropolitan area, with additional learning centers in the region and elsewhere in Washington State. Its mission is to prepare broadly educated, technologically proficient, and highly productive citizens to attain meaningful careers, to enjoy enriched lives, and to make contributions to a culturally diverse society.
Eastern Washington University will achieve its mission by providing:
- an excellent student-centered learning environment;
- professionally accomplished faculty who are strongly committed to student learning;
- high-quality integrated, interdependent programs that build upon the region's assets and offer a broad range of choices as appropriate to the needs of the university's students and the region; and
- exceptional student support services, resources, and facilities.
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