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Assistant Academic Director, School of Criminal Justice

University of Cincinnati
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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Job OverviewThe University of Cincinnati’s School of Criminal Justice (School of CJ) is currently accepting applications for an Assistant Academic Director. This position will work very closely with the School’s Undergraduate Director and the Center for Criminal Justice Research (CCJR). Primary responsibilities for the position are to support the academic and administrative functions of the School of Criminal Justice undergraduate program and the functions of the CCJR. The selected candidate will be expected to collaborate with the CECH Student Success Team and Academic Advisors. This position will serve as the contact for School of CJ undergraduate events and will be responsible for maintaining student records and communicating with students about program requirements, campus resources, and professional development opportunities. The candidate selected for this position will also work closely with the UG Director and other designated faculty members and graduate students to ensure efficient organization and functioning of the CJ UG Field Placement program and other undergraduate research experiences offered within CJ. To this end, the selected candidate will be responsible for maintaining an inventory of internal and external partners, supporting and coordinating initiatives to foster these relationships, and coordinating and promoting field placements, internships, and networking opportunities for our students. Additionally, this position will be responsible for UG CJ course ordering and maintenance. Other responsibilities include coordination of the School of CJ Career Fair, CJ Society activities, and other CJ UG and CCJR events.

Essential Functions

Provide leadership for a specific academic program or academic unit.

Required Education

Bachelor’s Degree

Required Experience

Academic positions will require specific educational credentials and experience related to the program for which the position is responsible.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree with one (1) year experience; -OR- Associate’s degree with three (3) years’ experience; -OR- five (5) years’ experience
  • Experience must be in higher education
  • Additional Qualifications
  • Advanced experience in Microsoft Office products (i.e. Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice or related field
  • University student services experience
  • Experience with Catalyst, CART, and Slate
  • Knowledge of criminal justice agencies and job opportunities/pathways
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills
  • Supplemental training or experience working with mental health, advising, and mentoring
  • Position Details
  • Comprehensive UC benefits package
  • Type of Appointment: Full-Time Exempt Staff
  • Work Location: 6th Floor Teachers-Dyer Complex (Clifton Campus)
  • Physical Requirements/Work Environment
  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.
  • Compensation and Benefits

    UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

    • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
    • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
    • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
    • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
    • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
    • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
    • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

    As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

    To learn more about why UC is a great place to work, please visit our careers page at


    For questions about the UC recruiting process or to request accommodations with the application, please contact Human Resources at

    The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    REQ: 95578


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