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Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice

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**Priority Review Date May 26, 2017:** All applications received by this date receive first priority in screening. **Required Documents for Application:** Please attach a copy of your transcripts and resume/curriculum vitae for the committee to review. Additional documents for the committee to review are encouraged. The committee will select final candidates for a classroom teaching demonstration. The SLCC HR Dept will conduct criminal background checks on the selected finalist. In addition, official transcripts from the selected finalist are required before offering employment. SLCC offers a comprehensive benefits package for FT Faculty members. More Information can be found at: http://i.slcc.edu/hr/benefits/full-time-employees.aspx

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice
Open Internally or Externally External
If faculty, tenure track status Tenure Track
Reports to (title) Associate Dean, Institute of Public Safety/Criminal Justice
Department Criminal Justice
Requisition Number F17006
Position Type New position
Job Category Faculty
FT/PT Full-time
Initial Work Location Miller Campus
Starting Salary $41,814-$62,722.08/Academic yr
Job Open Date 05/03/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Priority Review Date 08/11/2017
Job Summary

Salt Lake Community College seeks to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber, skilled in the scholarship of teaching, discovery, application, and integration of knowledge. The successful applicant will join a vital and innovative department as its members are reflective practitioners and knowledgeable teachers in their respective fields. They participate in their professional communities, and collaborate with colleagues in developing curriculum. Such faculty members actively serve our students in successfully obtaining the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in their careers.

At SLCC we pledge…
• To enhance the student experience and support students from when they start at SLCC until they earn their degree or certificate.
• To help more SLCC graduates earn bachelor’s degrees. Our transfer strategies focus on improving quality, affordability and the alignment of SLCC’s transfer programs.
• To partner with business and industry to create Career and Technical Education pathways for students to accelerate through programs designed for high-demand, high-wage employment.
• To be more inclusive in our services, curriculum and hiring. Our shared values will ensure transformative educational experiences for the diverse communities we serve. Our strategies connect access with success for all students to achieve equity in student participation and completion.
• To be more than financial and physical resources for our students, faculty, and staff. Our strength comes from people and we will develop and attract the best. We will thrive through innovation, diversification, systems thinking and advanced technology.
As the most diverse school in the state, we are looking for someone who not only has the ability, but the desire to work with a diverse College community. The Criminal Justice Department is looking for someone who can bring new questions and insight to the development and delivery of current and future curriculum.

We need someone who can confidently contribute to the educational quality and direction of the program by enhancing the flexibility and diversity of the pedagogy, designing and offering service learning and high Impact practice assignments to improve student learning outcomes with self-reflection, critical thinking, and practical problem solving skills. The successful candidate will have experience with various teaching methods, ones that encourage students to analyze material from a critical perspective and discuss justice topics globally.

To promote transformational learning for our students, faculty must have the ability to create a safe environment for everyone to respectfully discuss and explore critical issues surrounding diversity, multiculturalism, inclusion, and equity and how those issues relate to our system of justice.
Under general supervision the instructor will teach various criminal justice classes as assigned by the department, which include criminal justice, criminal law, criminal investigations, criminalistics, police and social problems, corrections, laws of evidence, juvenile justice , and other special topics. The faculty member may be assigned to both day and evening classes, and may teach at any SLCC location.

Under general supervision the instructor will teach various criminal justice classes as assigned by the department, which include criminal justice, criminal law, criminal investigations, Criminalistics, police and social problems, criminal justice management, corrections, security, laws of evidence, juvenile law and procedures, community oriented policing and other special topics. The faculty member may be assigned to both day and evening classes and may teach at any SLCC location.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

1. Prepare and teach classes in the Criminal Justice Department.
2. Demonstrate a depth of understanding and ability of distinctive promise as a teacher in Criminal Justice.
3. Assess and maintain student performance records.
4. Develop, distribute and adhere to well-organized and appropriately detailed course outlines and syllabi.
5. Participate in curriculum development, innovations in the delivery and design of criminal justice courses and emphases and textbook selection.
6. Participate in criminal justice curriculum development, innovations in the delivery and design of course, as well as textbook and open educational resource selection.
7. Maintain regularly scheduled office hours.
8 Maintain a collegial attitude toward work, students, and colleagues.
9. Participate in the exploration and use of distance learning technologies and other instructional technology within the discipline of criminal justice.
10. Develop and maintain linkages with criminal justice related agencies and organizations and with criminal justice professionals at other higher educational institutions in the state of Utah.
11. Demonstrate and support professional commitment to the Division, School, and College.
12. Attend regularly scheduled meetings and workshops.
13. As assigned by the Associate Dean, serve as an active member of a school committee, such as: SATTS Curriculum, Faculty Senate, Senate Curriculum, or General Education.
14. Act as a liaison between Dept. of Criminal Justice and concurrent enrollment programs as assigned.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued
Preferred Qualifications

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Five years experience as a full-time-paid practitioner in a criminal justice field
2. Three or more years of full-time teaching experience (Two Years part-time experience may be substituted for one year full-time).
3. Expertise which complements the experience of the current faculty.
4. Demonstrated strength in teaching community college courses.
5. A breadth of knowledge and experience in the field of criminal justice.
6. Demonstrated experience and knowledge of curriculum design and an educational philosophy which places the primary emphasis on student learning in the design, delivery and evaluation of courses.
7. Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively in a team setting and foster consensus.
8. Ability to understand various learning styles and to employ related teaching strategies.
9. Ability to employ instructional technology appropriately both in the classroom and as a tool for distance learning.
10. A commitment to the mission and values of the community College.
11. Willingness to accept responsibility for professional and personal growth.
12. Technologically literate and innovative.

Minimum Qualifications

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Masters degree in criminal justice or a discipline which is related to or accepted by federal, state or local law enforcement agencies from an accredited college or university required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

The ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, cultures, ethnic backgrounds, and abilities, to maintain good working relationships across the College. The ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities and special needs.

Non-Essential Responsibilities and Duties
Special Instructions

Priority Review Date May 26, 2017: All applications received by this date receive first priority in screening.

Required Documents for Application: Please attach a copy of your transcripts and resume/curriculum vitae for the committee to review. Additional documents for the committee to review are encouraged.

The committee will select final candidates for a classroom teaching demonstration.

The SLCC HR Dept will conduct criminal background checks on the selected finalist. In addition, official transcripts from the selected finalist are required before offering employment.

SLCC offers a comprehensive benefits package for FT Faculty members. More Information can be found at: http://i.slcc.edu/hr/benefits/full-time-employees.aspx

FLSA Exempt

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you first learn about this position?
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    • College Placement Center
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  2. * Salt Lake Community College values diversity and encourages all interested persons to apply. Please tell us on which diversity job board or website you saw this position advertised.
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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume / Curr. Vitae
  2. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Letters of Reference
  3. Other Doc
  4. Student/Faculty Evaluations