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Assistant/ Associate Professor-Criminal Justice
Title:Assistant/ Associate Professor-Criminal Justice
Department:College of Arts and Sciences
Location:All Locations

Number of Vacancies: 1

Position Status: full-time, permanent tenure track

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: Grade 04

Salary Range: $51,238.00- $65,838.00

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: Van Ness Campus, Washington, DC

Teach traditional criminal justice undergraduate courses and homeland security graduate courses. Participate in ongoing curriculum development activities; mentor undergraduate research activities, and work with graduate students on their Thesis.  Expected to participate in program, department, college and university service activities.

  1.  Conduct research in a homeland security social and behavioral science field of knowledge, and publish findings in professional journals, books, and/or electronic media that is consistent with the direction of the academic program.
  2. Keep abreast of developments in their instructional area by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, participating in professional conferences, and designing online materials to enhance academic performance.
  3. Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom student-centered instruction and discussions.
  4. Evaluate and grade students’ class work, assignments, and papers using rubrics and other student centered approaches.
  5. Maintain student attendance records, grades and other required records.
  6. Advise students on academic and career issues.
  7. Maintain regularly scheduled office hours in order to advise and assist students
  8. Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues
  9. Write grant proposals to procure external research funding.
  10. Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
  11. Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities
  12. Maintain currency in the use of software and technology in the classroom.
REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:                                                                                      
  1. Applicants are sought with a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice or a related field.  The J.D. from an American Bar Association accredited law school, together with active membership in a state bar will also be considered.  A demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, professional training and research as well as a record of scholarly activity (e.g., publications and presentations at professional conferences).  The faculty member should have an educational and professional background in the social and behavioral science areas of homeland security.
  2. A minimum of two (2) years of teaching Criminal Justice or Homeland Security at the college/university level or comparable experience in the field.
  3. The ability to work collaboratively on research projects while serving on program, departmental and University-wide committees as part of their professorial responsibilities.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of general principles and metods for curriculum design, teaching, and instruction for individuals and groups of undergraduate and graduate students, and the measurement/assessment of learning effects.
  5. Demonstrated knowledge of one of the Homeland Security social and behavioral science research areas.
  6. Demonstrated knowledge of the ability to teach quantitative and qualitative research methods  to undergraduate and graduate students.
  7. Strong interpersonal and organizational leadership and team member skills.
  8. Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
  9. Ability to engage with diverse groups and show sensitivity  to variations across age, gender, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, language, cultural, national origin, as well as prior training and educational experiences; and
  10. Knowledge of software related to the teaching of research, statistics, and the spatial analysis of crime.

Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by National Education Association (NEA) and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity ore expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, genetic information, disability or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability.  Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act.  In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act.  Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated.  Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference:  Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Residency Preference: The Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a residency reference at the time of application. An applicant selected for an appointment based on District residency will be required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide District residency. Bona fide District residency must be maintained from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7) consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation.  The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia.  The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.

Contact Information:  All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5020.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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