Job Action Number: 6001061

Salary: Competitive


Number of Openings: 1

Provide a brief statement of the position duties.
It is the department head’s responsibility, with a commitment to an appreciation for shared governance, to provide leadership that will set expectations for excellence in all areas and that will assist faculty, staff, and students within the department to achieve their highest potential and contribute to the mission of the University.

Required Education:
Doctorate or equivalent terminal degree

Discipline/Degree Area:
Criminal Justice

Required Minimum Work Experience:
Normally ten (10) years of full-time higher education experience; evidence of teaching excellence and significant scholarly or creative professional achievement sufficient for appointment to Full Professor level with tenure. Exceptions may be made because of outstanding scholarly and/or professional achievements. A record of leadership.

Knowledge, skills, abilities or attributes required.

  • Evidence of administrative skills.
  • Evidence of commitment to sustaining a collegial, equitable, and supportive environment for faculty and staff.
  • Evidence of maintaining an active research program in area of expertise.
  • Evidence of representing the department to the administration and the public.
  • Evidence of working with the Dean to achieve fund-raising goals.
  • Evidence of overseeing the daily operations of the department.
  • Academic administrative experience.
  • Willingness to teach courses in area of expertise.
  • Experience within a collective bargaining framework.
  • Experience in handling budgets, hiring, and scheduling.
  • Experience in student recruitment.
  • Experience in program building and curriculum development.
  • Experience implementing an outcomes-assessment program.
  • An established record of obtaining and managing external grants.
  • A record of positive student teaching evaluation.
  • Experience assisting students achieve their academic and/or career goals.

Additional Desirable Qualifications:

  • A record of leadership in university and/or professional organizations.
  • Collegiality including collaboration, and consensus building.
  • Professional employment experience in criminal justice.

Closing Date: 01-09-2019

Application Types Accepted: Faculty Profile

Required Applicant Documents:
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Other Document
Unofficial Transcript

Special Instructions to Applicants:
The Other Document required shall be the names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three (3) references.

Contact for this posting:
Charlie Mesloh, Chair


Equal Opportunity:
Northern Michigan University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination in employment or the provisions of services. NMU provides, upon request, reasonable accommodation including auxiliary aids and services necessary to afford individuals with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in all programs and activities. Persons having inquiries regarding discrimination/complaints may contact the Equal Opportunity Office at (906) 227-2420.