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Assistant/Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
Title:Assistant/Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
Department:College of Arts and Sciences
Location:Van Ness

Number of Vacancies: 2

Area of Consideration: 
Open to the Public

Position Status: Full-Time, Regular Tenure Track

Pay Plan, Series & Grade:

Salary Range: $42,974 - $88,241

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20008

Brief Description of Duties

Teach criminal justice undergraduate courses that include a knowledge of the relationship between social structures, behavior, and the criminal justice system.  The position requires participation in outreach activities to community stakeholders and a commitment to do collaborative research with undergraduate and graduate students. The faculty member is expected to participate in program, division, college, and university service activities. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities listed below are representative of the nature and levels of work assigned to this position but they are not necessarily all-inclusive. Tasks that are specific to duties and responsibilities related to this position are as follows:

  1. Teach undergraduate courses in the discipline of criminal justice.
  2. Participate in the ongoing development and assessment of the Crime, Justice & Security Studies program.
  3. Conduct research in discipline of Criminal Justice and publish in professional journals, books, and/or electronic media that are consistent with the direction of the academic program.
  4. Keep abreast of discipline related trends in instruction by reading current literature, collaborating with colleagues, participating in professional conferences, and designing online materials to enhance academic performance.
  5. Write grant proposals to procure external research funding and enhance the program’s research infrastructure to promote institutional grant competitiveness.
  6. Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom student-centered instructions and discussions.
  7. Maintain currency in the use of software and technology in the classroom.
  8. Evaluate and grade students’ class work, assignments, and papers using rubrics and other student centered approaches.
  9. Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate students on topics of assigned academic course. 
  10. Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  11. Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction.
  12. Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.

Minimum Job Requirements

1. Applicants are sought with a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, professional training and research. An activist/scholar who links teaching, research, and civic engagement.  
2. A minimum of two (2) years (Assistant) and five (5) years (Associate) of teaching criminal justice at the college/university level and/or equivalent research experience.
3. Demonstrated interest in working with underserved populations both in the classroom and in the community.
4. Demonstrated knowledge and skills in classroom and technological based teaching tools.  
5. Evidence of scholarly publications and presentations at discipline-related conferences and meetings.
6. Demonstrated evidence of the ability to work collaboratively on research projects as  well as serving on program, department and University- wide committees. 

Required Competencies

1. Demonstrated knowledge of theoretical schools of criminology;
2. Demonstrated knowledge of theoretical explanations of criminal behavior;
3. Demonstrated knowledge of criminal justice as a system;
4. Demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate students and a philosophy of instructional pedagogy that is student-centered;
5. Ability to work collaboratively on research projects while serving on program, departmental and University-wide committees as part of their professorial responsibilities;
6. Ability to identify and pursue external research funding as part of a program-wide effort to develop a strong research infrastructure;
7. Ability to involve undergraduate students in their research efforts;
8. Demonstrated knowledge of general principles and methods for curriculum design, teaching, and instruction for individuals and groups of graduate and undergraduate students, and the measurement/assessment of learning effects;
9. Strong interpersonal and organizational leadership and team member skills;
10. Outstanding oral and written communication skills;
11. Ability to work with external stakeholders including community members, government agencies, etc.; and
12. Ability to engage with diverse groups and show sensitivity  to variations across age, gender, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, language, cultural, national origin, sexual identity or orientation, as well as prior training and educational experiences.

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, and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an 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, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, 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 veteran's preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B). This position is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

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) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: opportunity/.

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