The goal for each member of the University of the Southwest’s campus community is to consistently live the principles of the mission of the University.

The USW mission is as follows:

University of the Southwest is a Christ-centered educational community dedicated to developing men and women for a lifetime of servant leadership by emphasizing individual faith, responsibility, and initiative.

  • Teaching at the University of the Southwest adheres to belief in God, in the Bible as the inspired Word of God, in Jesus Christ as the Son of God, and in the separation of church and state.
  • University of the Southwest strives for excellence in academic curriculum, campus life programming, and student activities in a supportive educational community where freedom of thought and expression is honored and the demonstration of faith in acts of service is encouraged.
  • At University of the Southwest, students are instructed and mentored by faculty and staff who demonstrate Christ-centered values and maintain an environment where students can live and work cooperatively, valuing the multiples cultures from which they come; and
  • As a community of initiative, University of the Southwest challenges graduates to become enterprising members of our society contributing to the common good by advocating and participating in the productive commerce of free enterprise, the constitutional privilege of self-government, and the practical contributions of community service.

Position Summary:
The School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) is seeking a qualified candidate for a full-time faculty position. A full-time, residential faculty member in SAS supports and advances the University’s mission by providing expertise and experience in criminal justice, and promoting the academic achievement and personal development of students. The courses in criminal justice are offered in both online and face-to-face formats to students working toward bachelor’s degrees in criminal justice and related fields.

Essential Functions:

  • Teach 24 semester credit hours each academic year.
  • Engage with administration to manage courses and program development in the area of criminal justice and related¬†disciplines.
  • Possess professional accomplishments that demonstrate creativity and energy, self-direction, and the ability to work with a highly motivated team.
  • Demonstrate an excellence in teaching and a willingness to teach using traditional and distance education technologies.
  • Meet/facilitate all scheduled classes/courses.
  • Maintain the number of office hours each week as required by policy and that meet the needs of the students.
  • Plan, organize, and inform students of course content, texts, readings, assignments, attendance/participation, methods of evaluation/assessment, including grading scales.
  • Assist in conducting program review, and plan, develop, and implement activities in support of the Higher Learning¬†Commission or other agency accreditation guidelines with regard to student academic achievement (assessment) and student success on learning outcomes (institutional effectiveness).
  • Use both qualitative and quantitative assessment to enhance instruction, increase student achievement, and make data-driven decisions for continuous improvement.
  • Submit final course grades to the registrar’s office by the established deadline.
  • Facilitate/teach face-to-face and/or online courses.
  • Use distance education learning platforms or demonstrate facility with learning new software interfaces.
  • Encourage and support scholarly activity among students.
  • Use technology to enhance teaching, learning, and communicating.
  • Serve on departmental and university committees.
  • Attend departmental/university meetings.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities.
  • Participate in and develop efforts to recruit and retain students.
  • Maintain a high level of professional ethics.
  • Ensure ADA compliance within classes assigned.
  • Embrace and celebrate diversity.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Participate in campus activities.

Education Experience and Skills Required:

  • Master’s degree in criminal justice or a related field.
  • At least 18 hours of graduate credits in criminal justice coursework.
  • Possess a variety of work-related skills (e.g., time management skills, collegiality, collaboration, task completion, strong written/oral/technology skills, etc.).
  • Ability to multi-task, embrace change, organize, and prioritize.
  • Possess effective interpersonal skills.

Education Experience and Skills Preferred:

  • PhD in criminal justice/related field, or
  • ABD status toward a PhD in criminal justice/related field, or
  • Doctoral-level criminal justice/related field credits.
  • University-level teaching experience.

Veronica Torrez
Human Resources
University of the Southwest
6610 Lovington Hwy
Ste. #510
Hobbs, NM 88240
Phone: 5754922146
Fax: 5753926006
Email Address: vtorrez@usw.edu