Posting Number: 0600995

Position Type: Faculty: Non Tenure Track

Division/School: School of Arts & Sciences

Department: Criminology

The newly created Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at St. John Fisher College, a liberal arts school of approximately 3,000 undergraduates in Rochester, NY, invites individuals with advanced degrees in criminology or criminal justice to apply for a Visiting Instructor Position in an expanding and redesigned program of criminal justice and criminology. The major has grown rapidly since its inception several years ago and now consists of nearly 90 students seeking undergraduate degrees in criminology. Designed with an inter-disciplinary focus, the program is seeking an innovative and entrepreneurial candidate who is versed in current academic and practical developments in the fields of criminology and criminal justice. A generalist is preferred, but those with specializations are certainly welcome. We especially seek an individual who is interested in collaborating on the creation of a “footprint” for our program by designing course offerings that will provide students with skill sets required for the job and academic markets of today and the future.

Job Responsibilities:

The successful applicant is expected to be on campus for 35-40 hours each week and to be present Monday through Friday. Specific responsibilities and how time is spent each week is detailed below:

  • 4 classes at various levels each semester
  • 3-6 hours per week for office hours
  • 1-2 hours per week for meetings with the chair
  • Responsible for course development and grading student work (e.g., quizzes, exams, written work, and presentations)
  • Assist with student advisement
  • Collaborate with department and other faculty in developing new courses for the major and future minor
  • Perform service to the department and college
  • Work with students to develop a Criminology and Criminal Justice Club and Honor Society
  • Represent department at faculty assembly
  • Attend miscellaneous department and college meetings

Education / Experience:
Candidates must possess a Masters in Criminology or Criminal Justice or be working toward a doctorate in those fields. An educational background in Homeland Security is desirable as are experiences in the field of criminal justice.

Competencies / Skills:
The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching or the desire to acquire such, as well as a strong potential for future scholarship.

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Required Applicant Documents:
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Teaching Philosophy
Letter of Reference 1
Letter of Reference 2
Letter of Reference 3

Special Instructions to Applicants:
To receive full consideration, applicants are asked to electronically submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 3 letters of reference, and a statement of their teaching philosophy at the St. John Fisher College Employment website at https://jobs.sjfc.edu.