METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY, a vibrant and growing public, urban university, is seeking to fill a full-time, probationary, tenure track faculty position, at the rank of assistant or associate, within the School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice in the College of Community Studies and Public Affairs. The person hired into this position will be expected to teach courses in the Bachelor of Sciences (BS) in Law Enforcement and the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Criminal Justice programs, and provide leadership in law enforcement curriculum design and program implementation grounded in justice, community, and the pillars of 21st Century Policing.

Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body to provide the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for culturally competent practice.


  • Faculty members are expected to develop and effectively teach undergraduate Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice courses
  • Engage in scholarly research or creative achievement related to law enforcement and criminal justice
  • Provide evidence of continuing preparation and study relevant to assigned duties
  • Contribute to student growth and development through advising and assistance
  • Engage in service to the university and community
  • Outstanding candidates will demonstrate a commitment to serving a culturally diverse student body through delivering a student-centered education in a liberal arts and sciences context and will possess the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice, or a closely related discipline, from a regionally accredited university.
  • Experience teaching law enforcement related courses at the post-secondary level.
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving a nontraditional, culturally, economically and linguistically diverse student body.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or other terminal degree in a discipline closely related to Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice or a J.D. from a regionally accredited institution. Candidates who are ABD status near completion will be considered.
  • Active line of research or creative contributions to law enforcement as a profession and/or academic discipline.
  • Professional experience as a law enforcement officer in a city, county, tribal, state, or federal law enforcement agency.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working under the Minnesota Professional Peace Officer Education (PPOE) programming and Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) licensure requirements.
  • Experience in advising/mentoring students and/or professionals.
  • Ability to contribute to Law Enforcement curriculum design and program development.

Please note: Filling of this position is dependent upon budget.

The University: Metropolitan State University, a member of the Minnesota State, serves approximately 11,000 students in the greater Twin Cities Metropolitan area. We are the most diverse university in the system, with approximately 41% of our students coming from communities of color. The university offers programs leading to baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. We provide accessible, high quality liberal arts, professional and graduate education with continued emphasis on marginalized groups, including adults and communities of color. Recognized in 2008 by the Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement and named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the university is committed to academic excellence and community engagement through curriculum, teaching scholarship and services designed to support an urban mission.

Visit our web site at http://www.metrostate.edu

For campus safety information and crime statistics visit: www.metrostate.edu/security

The School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice: The School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice offers a variety of undergraduate and certificate programs in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice. Our programs blend solid academic and professional education with the broad perspectives of the liberal arts and offer flexible online, hybrid, day, evening, and weekend classes. Graduates of our programs work in a variety of areas in the criminal justice and law enforcement system, including all levels of law enforcement, probation and parole, non-profit organizations, the courts, corrections, private security, and other related areas.

Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience, and is determined by the salary placement process as outlined in the Inter Faculty Organization (IFO) Master Agreement.

  • Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization which can be found at:

http://www.hr.Minnesota State.edu/contract_plans/documents/2015-2017_IFO_Contract.pdf

For the most current information on the IFO, go to www.ifo.org

Application: To apply, go to http://agency.governmentjobs.com/metrostatemn/default.cfm