The Visiting Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice is a 9-month full-time faculty member in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences with responsibilities for teaching, student advising, service, and continued scholarship in the field. Teaching responsibilities include 24 contact hours per academic year; other responsibilities include, but are not limited to scholarship and service activities. The Visiting Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice also fulfills all responsibilities of a full-time faculty member as defined in the Stevenson University Policy Manual and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences Full-Time Faculty Job Description.
Department: School of Humanities & Social Sciences: Law & Justice Studies
Doctoral Degree in Criminal Justice plus one or more years of experience teaching at the undergraduate level as primary instructor with full responsibility for course development and delivery and commitment to quality teaching
Demonstrated knowledge and documented expertise in the teaching of Criminal Justice. Ability to create learning experiences that will help students to develop professionally, intellectually, and socially. Experience with and commitment to educational assessment policies. Ability to work effectively with colleagues in the department and the University. Commitment to advising, mentoring and guiding students. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with students, peers, and professional contacts. Proficiency in Microsoft applications, including PowerPoint, Word, and Excel. Excellent technology and organizational skills and experience working with Blackboard or a similar platform. Ability to travel between campuses. Ability to work evenings and weekends.
Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Sitting, standing, walking, talking, hearing, keyboarding, and repetitive motions. Close visual acuity. Position requires sitting for long periods of time and the ability to speak clearly and effectively for an extended period of time.
INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITY Engage in instructional activity totaling 24 contact hours per calendar year. Teaching responsibilities that include primarily time spent in face-to-face or online courses and in immediate preparation for them; maintaining and improving competence in subjects taught, preparing teaching materials; conferring with students on course materials; directing individual and group studies; reviewing projects and papers; evaluating assignments and examinations or presentations; supervising independent study projects; and submitting grades. Stevenson University uses the Blackboard course management system. Maintain and improve competence in subjects being taught. Prepare courses and syllabi in accordance with published faculty workload guidelines. Provide feedback to students via assignments and examsHold office hours (minimum of 3 hours per week). Conduct student advising activities including time spent providing students with support, resources, and/or recommendations regarding, academic, curricular, career and/or graduate school matters. Meet with students as related to instructional activity. Evaluate, update, and revise courses regularly. Participate in the assessment activities of the Department, School, and University.
SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY Develop and maintain independent intellectual pursuits including scholarly, applied, or creative projects that enhance teaching effectiveness. Attend conferences, meetings, and talks related to professional interests, including those of professional societies. Pursue internal and external funding sources to support scholarly activity, as relevant.
SERVICE ACTIVITY Attend all faculty, staff, University, and School of Humanities and Social Sciences meetings. Attend all convocations, including commencement exercises. Serve as an academic advisor to students. Serve on Department, School, and/or University committees. Participate in Department, School, and/or University events. Participate in professional service, including the use of academic and professional expertise to serve the profession, the community, and the university. Collegiality, as well as professional and ethical conduct, enhances teaching, learning and the general reputation of all persons in the academy. Therefore, all faculty members are expected to serve in a collegial fashion and in accordance with professional and ethical principles when dealing with other faculty members, students, administrators, and members of the public.
Open Until Filled: Yes
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