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Full-Time Faculty-Criminal Justice-Tenure Track

Raritan Valley Community College
North Branch, NJ

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Social Sciences, Criminal Justice
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Category:: Faculty Full-time
Department:: Business & Public Service
Locations:: North Branch, NJ
Posted:: Feb 22, 2024
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: #F13-24
Position ID:: 172902

About Raritan Valley Community College:

Ranked by and as the #1 community college in New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College has been serving as an academic and cultural center for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for over 50 years. The College has been nationally recognized for its service to the community, environmental stewardship, and commitment to diversity. It is home to a Planetarium, Science Education Institute and 3M Observatory; a Theatre offering professional performances for all ages; and an Honors College for high achieving students.

The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training and professional development courses. RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit

Job Description:

Raritan Valley Community College strives to prepare students for the challenges of the ever-changing global community. Interested applicants should be innovative and entrepreneurial individuals that understand the demands of a global workforce with an emphasis on creative thinking and effective communication.

The Department of Business & Public Service at Raritan Valley Community College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Instructor/Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Essential Duties:

Instruct criminal justice and law enforcement-related courses as assigned. Emphasis on policing, juvenile delinquency, and police supervision and administration.

Instruct courses at a variety of times and locations in response to institutional needs.

Develop and use a syllabus for each course within College and departmental guidelines.

Regularly evaluate students to measure their progress in achieving course objectives, and inform them in a timely manner of their progress.

Regularly evaluate courses to ensure that learning outcomes and assessments are appropriate/effective.

Review, evaluate, and recommend student-learning materials.

Provide access to students through posted office hours, electronic communication and other appropriate methods.

Commitment to the principles of a learning-centered institution.

Make continuous efforts to improve the quality of instruction utilizing innovative methodologies, techniques, and delivery methods.

Willingness to participate in the organization and planning of student clubs, internships and cooperative education experiences.

Assist with departmental strategic planning, program reviews and outcomes assessment.

Maintain currency and professional development in technology and pedagogy.

Participate in college/departmental professional development activities.

Serve on College-wide committees as assigned.

Maintain professional relationships with students, colleagues, and community members.

Work collaboratively in a diverse learning institution; demonstrate commitment to teaching and working with a multi-cultural and multi-generational student body.

Adhere to College policies and procedures.


Masters degree in Criminal Justice, Criminology or related field required.

Law Enforcement background with experience in municipal, county, state or federal agency highly desirable.

Demonstrate or be willing to acquire skills for instructing online courses.

Computer and technological competence required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Two years of college-level teaching experience.

Experience using technology in the delivery of course content.

Online and/or Hybrid teaching experience.

Prior Community College teaching experience.

Application Instructions:

As a New Jersey First Act Employer, new employees must establish a primary residence in New Jersey within one year unless an exemption applies.

Please submit a cover letter, current resume/vita and unofficial transcripts online by clicking the "apply now" button.

Initial salary and rank will be based on the successful candidate's educational qualifications and professional experience. The College also offers an attractive employee benefits package.

We regret that we are unable to respond individually to each application. Applicants chosen for further consideration will be contacted directly.

Applications received by March 22nd, 2024 will be considered in the first review of applicants.


Welcome to Raritan Valley Community College, where we’re dedicated to transforming lives by providing high-quality, affordable, and innovative education. RVCC is committed to meeting the higher education needs of the communities we serve, whether it’s preparing students for transfer to a four-year institution or offering technical training for those interested in pursuing a new career path or upgrading their skills. RVCC is nationally recognized for its educational excellence, innovative programming, extensive service to the community, and environmental leadership.

RVCC is a great place for students to start their college education and then transfer to a four-year college or university. To facilitate students’ seamless transfer after graduation, the College has agreements with close to 80 colleges and universities in New Jersey, across the country, and abroad. Our students have transferred to the top colleges and universities in New Jersey and across the nation, including Columbia, Cornell, Stanford, the University of Pennsylvania, and New York University. 

For students looking to train for a career, RVCC is leading the way thanks to a $4.6 million workforce training grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. In partnership with local industry, RVCC is reinventing workforce and technical training by identifying the long-term workforce needs of the region and developing programs that provide students with all the skills and hands-on experience they need to succeed.

We also recognize that there is more to a successful college experience than just classroom learning. Our co-curricular offerings—including clubs, student government, athletic programs, and leadership development opportunities—are thriving. RVCC’s chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society and its Enactus team have earned regional and national honors. And the College’s Service Learning Program has been included on the President’s Community Service Honor Roll for eight consecutive years. Service Learning provides students with the opportunity to serve their communities while enabling community organizations to benefit from the students’ time, energy, and knowledge. 

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