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Adjunct Professor- SSIDS

Johnson C. Smith University
Charlotte, NC

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The Criminology Program at Johnson C. Smith University is seeking applicants for an adjunct applicant pool to begin in the Fall 2023 semester. The positions are part time, semester long contracts only. However, successful candidates may be able to return, based on availability and need. We are searching for faculty in the areas of Criminology and Sociology.

The successful candidate will teach in person courses, during the day (8am to 5pm). Evening courses may be available on occasion. In addition, the candidate is expected to be available to their students for out-of-class consultation. Part-time faculty are required to keep weekly office hours on campus equivalent to half the number of credit hours taught (1.5 hours for every 3 credit hours) and any other responsibilities as outlined in the university faculty handbook. Faculty will be available to respond to student calls, emails, etc. to follow up regarding course related questions. Faculty must also provide grading feedback and submit midterm and final grades to the university registrar by the announced deadlines.


Earned MS or MA in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or closely related discipline. The JD, DJS, or other similar law degree is not appropriate for the position and persons with this degree need not apply. For Sociology courses, candidates must have the MS or MA in Sociology. All degrees must be from regionally accredited colleges and universities. Official transcripts will have to be provided upon hire. Successful applicants must be able to teach introductory and upper-division courses, in all areas of Criminology, including law enforcement, courts, corrections (community based and institutional), research, statistics, and cyber-intelligence. In addition, successful applicants must be able to teach special topics in emerging fields and topics (e.g. emergency management, forensics, crime scene and fraud investigations). Sociology applicants must be able to teach introductory and upper-division courses in the discipline, including (but not limited to) Principles of Sociology, Social Problems, Social Stratification, Deviant Behavior, and special topics courses. Demonstrated experience with diversity, excellence, and inclusion.

Supplemental Information

Finalists for this position are subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history and identity check.

Files to be submitted are 1) Letter of Application; 2) Curriculum Vitae; 3) Statement of Teaching Philosophy; 4) Unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended (official transcripts will be required of al/finalists); 5) Official JCSU Application (Download PDF reader) Three signed Letters of Recommendation on letterhead from individuals familiar with the candidate's teaching abilities are also required and should be scanned directly to by the person making the recommendation.


Johnson C. Smith University, a 155-year-old historically black liberal arts college dedicated to serving a diverse student body, is located in Charlotte, NC. The University has a rich history and is heralded as one of the best of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the nation, serving 1400 students in undergraduate, graduate, non-traditional and adult programs. Johnson C. Smith University continues to gain a strong national reputation for integrating the liberal arts with business, the sciences and technology. For more information, please visit http://www.,

Johnson C. Smith University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability or veteran’s status as it relates to student enrollment or hiring. Johnson C. Smith University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and master's degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Johnson C. Smith University.

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