Overview

Nevada State College invites applications for a Lecturer in Criminal Justice to begin in August of 2018.

Nevada State College (NSC) is a four-year public college located on a 500-acre campus in the foothills of Henderson, Nevada (adjacent to Las Vegas). As a teaching-oriented institution, we focus on high-quality instruction, engaging learning experiences, and creative techniques to improve student learning. We seek a colleague who is passionate about teaching and wants to make a lasting impact developing our young institution.

At Nevada State College, we celebrate the storied backgrounds of our campus community. We operate with a shared commitment to represent and serve the diverse population of Nevada and to encourage the exchange of ideas that respects and honors the lived experiences of our students, staff, and faculty. We foster a culture of inclusive excellence so our members can live authentically, fully engage, and flourish. In order to strengthen the college and progress its mission, the college dedicates itself to intentional and ongoing reflection to meeting the evolving needs of NSC, the surrounding communities, and the State of Nevada. We are committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly urge women and minorities to apply.

As a teaching college working with an underserved population, we place a high emphasis on translating our academic preparation into exemplary classroom experiences through our dedication to quality instruction and mentoring. You will work in technology-rich facilities and are encouraged to explore creative ideas and techniques to improve student learning.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Teach four sections of criminal justice courses per semester in a variety of formats (e.g., in-person, hybrid, online).
  • Serve on departmental and college-wide committees.
  • Participate in college recruiting events.

Rank and Salary

  • Lecturer, 9-month renewable contract (non-tenure-track).
  • Salary at approximately $42,000 per year (for 9-month appointment). Opportunities for additional overload pay in winter and summer sessions.
  • Excellent benefits, including 14.5% retirement match, 11 paid holidays, beginning balance of 30 sick leave days, family educational benefits, and three health insurance plans that can be supplemented with flexible spending accounts or health savings accounts.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree (or higher) in Criminal Justice or related field, or a J.D.
  • Ability to teach a variety of courses including, but not limited to: CRJ 222 Criminal Law & Procedure, CRJ 321 Immigration & Justice, CRJ 411 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems, and CRJ 463 Victimology.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching and a genuine interest in joining NSC, a teaching college dedicated to providing opportunities for a largely underserved student population.
  • Eligibility to work in the United States (NSC does not sponsor visas for international employees).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Background in the study or application of social justice issues.
  • Work experience in the criminal justice or social justice fields.
  • Ability to bring an international or comparative approach to criminal justice.
  • Experience with online or hybrid courses. Online courses at NSC use the Canvas learning management system.
  • Desire to work directly with and/or supervise criminal justice students in clubs and internships.