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Adjunct Instructor, Criminal Justice

Des Moines Area Community College
Perry VanKirk Career Academy/Perry

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Job Title:

Adjunct Instructor, Criminal Justice


Perry VanKirk Career Academy/Perry

Job Number:


Employment Date:

Fall Semester 2023

Job Category:

Adjunct Faculty

Application & Position Contact Information:

Contact Eddie Diaz at or 515-428-8120 for information concerning the position or your status once the position has closed.

Salary Information:

$984 per Equivalent Credit Hour (ECH)

Job Summary:

Provides competency-based quality instruction in accordance with the stated philosophy and objectives of the College in classroom, lab and clinical settings. Teaching at the Perry Campus, 7:45 am-9:15 am. Monday through Friday.

Essential Functions:

Teaches assigned courses in the classroom in accordance with course competencies and syllabi. Develops and/or utilizes a variety of instructional strategies, techniques and delivery methods designed to meet the individual learning styles of students. Fosters a safe and civil learning environment. Develops and maintains current course syllabi and outlines; prepares lecture/lab and class materials. Informs students about course requirements, evaluation procedures, and attendance policies. Monitors, evaluates, and documents student attendance, progress and competency attainment; submits related reports as required. Promotes the College and the program and assists in recruiting and marketing the program to prospective students. Participates in professional development activities and stays current in his/her field.

This position teaches in DMACC’s Career Advantage program, specifically the Criminal Justice area. Faculty teach criminal justice core curriculum to high school students who earn DMACC college credit.

This position teaches a morning block daily to high school students who travel to the Perry Center, teaching five days a week and teaching two courses from the Criminal Justice program curriculum.

The Criminal Justice program curriculum can be explored here.

Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Criminal Justice, Law degree, or master’s degree (e.g., Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Public Administration, or Homeland Security) with at least 18 graduate semester hours in a combination of the qualifying fields that provide a foundation in the specific subject matter being taught. OR: Bachelor’s degree (in areas above) and a combination of formal training and professional tested experience equivalent to 6,000 hours. Ability to function effectively in a team environment. Demonstrated effectiveness working with populations having diverse values, and/or coming from varied cultures and backgrounds.

Desired Qualifications:

Teaching Experience. Ability to use and apply alternative instructional delivery systems to enhance learning. Experience in curriculum development and assessment. Experience teaching, working, or volunteering with high school students.Experience working within the criminal justice system of law enforcement, courts, or corrections, or closely allied occupations.

Work Schedule:

Perry Campus, 7:45 am-9:15 am. Monday through Friday

Posting Date:


Open Until Filled:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

THIS VACANCY REQUIRES: 1) A complete DMACC Employment Application (personal information, educational history, employment history, and supplemental questions). Incomplete applications and commenting “See Resume” will not be accepted. The application form will be used to screen applicants for required qualifications. 2) Attachment of transcripts to your electronic application. Transcripts must include the applicant’s name and degrees conferred. Scanned copies are acceptable.

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Nondiscrimination Statement::

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in its programs, activities, employment practices, or hiring practices, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information (in employment), and actual or potential parental, family or marital status. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law.

Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure (HR3010). Complaint forms may be obtained from the Campus Provost’s office, the Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. ADA questions and concerns may be directed to the Section 504/ADA Coordinator at 2006 S Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA 50023, phone 515-964-6857, Title IX questions and concerns may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at 2006 S Ankeny, Blvd, Bldg 1, Ankeny, IA 50023, phone 515-964-6216, Questions or complaints about this policy may be directed to the Director of the Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, phone 312/730-1576, fax 312-730-1576, TDD 800-877-8339, email


DMACC is the largest community college in Iowa, serving Central Iowa since 1966. We have 500+ faculty and staff dedicated providing the most immersive, progressive, and innovative learning experience for our students.

We're proud to provide one of the best opportunities for educational advancement in the state. Our student body is made up of traditional students as well as professionals from a multitude of backgrounds.

We offer the lowest tuition and fees in the state with more than 220 programs of study. Our credit students can graduate with an associates degree, college diploma or certificate.  With courses available online or face-to-face, students can easily plan a class schedule that fits their needs.

With an average class size of 18 students to 1 faculty member, students get a level of assistance that may not be possible at other institutions.

We offer learning opportunities through our six campuses and six learning centers.

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