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Adjunct - Criminal Justice

Kirkwood Community College
Washington, IA, IA

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To advance the college’s mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.

Kirkwood Community College welcomes applicants for the position of adjunct instructor to teach criminal justice courses at the Washington County Regional Center in Washington, Iowa.
Under minimal supervision, the instructor is responsible for fostering student learning in the area of Criminal Justice. Courses taught are part of a Criminal Justice Career Academy offered to high school students interested in exploring careers within Criminal Justice. Teaching responsibilities could include Introduction to Criminal Justice, Police and Society and Criminal Investigations. Must evaluate, record, and report student achievement and progress in assigned courses in accordance with department, division, and college policies and procedures.

Teaching Assignment would be:
Fall Semester- August 26 - December 13, 2024
Introduction to Criminal Justice - Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:45a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
Spring Semester – January 21 – May 13, 2025
Criminal Investigations – Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:45a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
Police and Society - Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:45a.m. to 9:15 a.m.

Each course is three credit hours. Pay is $1294 per credit hour of instruction. The required minimum qualification are completion of a master's degree with 18 Graduate hours in criminal justice or a closely related discipline. If you are interested, please reach out to Tera Pickens or Angela Gillis


  • Advocate for Continual Improvement- empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence.
  • Collaborate with Mutual Accountability- working together with a willingness to take ownership and account for our actions.
  • Champion Service- anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment.
  • Perseverance- commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success.
  • Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence.

  • Effectively organize and teach course work in Criminal Justice in accordance with established and/or developed syllabi.
  • Evaluate, record, and share student performance and progress.
  • Maintain current course syllabi for all courses taught. File a current copy of the syllabus with departments each term.
  • Make student referrals when deemed necessary to the other college personnel such as the Director or Student Academic Support Coordinator, for more specialized information and assistance.
  • Attend discipline, departmental and division meetings.
  • Regular and consistent attendance at work.
  • Regularly engage in professional learning activities and actively seek information about developing trends and ideas in the discipline.
  • Assist in the promotion and support of the department.
  • Assist in the maintenance and enhancement of communications within the College and community.
  • Perform other related work duties as assigned.
    • Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences.
    • Assist in the promotion and support of College Credit in High School Criminal Justice academy programming
    • Be able and willing to represent the college in the most positive manner with prospective, former, and current students, clients, suppliers, and the community we serve.
    • Possess the ability to organize and present various concepts to a wide range of students with varying backgrounds and abilities, and adjust teaching techniques accordingly.
    • Establish and maintain good working relationship with students, colleagues, staff, administrators, and the general public.
    • Be a creative, energetic, and self-motivated individual who demonstrates leadership and collaborative work habits within the department and in active participation in college committees.
    • Read, understand, and express oneself clearly and effectively in oral and written form.
    The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES WITH/WITHOUT REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:

    Position involves working in an office setting. Occasional (10-33%) standing, pushing, pulling and grasping. Frequent (34-66%) reaching and viewing a computer and other types of close visual work. Constant (67-100%) sitting, walking, repetitive motion, talking and hearing.


    • Completion of a Master's degree with 18 graduate hours in Criminal Justice or a closely related discipline.
    • Applicants with law enforcement experience preferred
    Kirkwood Community College shall not engage in nor allow unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment. This includes all employment practices, hiring practices, and unwelcome harassment of applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information or actual or potential parental, family, marital status or veteran status. If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with the policy please contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, Telephone: 319-398-5572, Email: or the director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, TDD (800) 877-8339 Email:


    Working at Kirkwood Community College 

    Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids is a globally recognized leader in higher education where learner success has always been a focal point. For more than 50 years, Kirkwood faculty and staff have cultivated a welcoming and motivating environment that meets students where they are, and helps them get exactly where they want to be. With one of the lowest tuition in the state, more than 130 programs to choose from, flexible class offerings, and convenient locations across seven counties in Eastern Iowa, Kirkwood makes higher education more accessible for people in all walks of life. Through affordable, innovative educational training and many impactful community partnerships, Kirkwood hopes to continue strengthening the regional workforce for years to come.

    As one of Cedar Rapids' top employers, Kirkwood strives to reward employees with a generous benefits package and perks, including:

    • Professional development opportunities
    • Free use of the Kirkwood Recreation Center
    • On campus retail discounts at places like our bookstore, Eagle Tech, cafeteria and hotel (yes, we have a hotel too!)
    • Free admission to performing arts and athletic events
    • Computer and software purchasing program through Eagle Tech, our Apple-authorized campus store
    • Employee tuition discounts and half-price tuition for family members
    • Generous leave policies that provide a work-life balance
    • Choice of retirement programs and unheard-of employer contribution
    • Competitive Total Rewards packages

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