Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Human Resources
Monday, October 21, 2013
Designs and delivers instruction in undergraduate procedural criminal justice courses (Criminal and Forensic Procedure, Corrections, Forensic Investigation and White Collar/Corporate Crime) offered by the School; participates in all departmental, various schools, and University-wide tasks and activities, including recruitment and academic advising.
Position Type: Full Time Faculty
Department: Natural and Social Sciences
Reports To: Dean (Marcel Satsky Kerr)
FLSA Status: Exempt
Location: Main Campus

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  • Prepares lessons and provides instruction for course work (day, evening, weekend, and on-line) required for undergraduate students. Will teach 4/4 load.
  • Adheres to the established classroom, office and exam schedules. Submits contracts, book requests, syllabi, grades, evaluations, and other required paperwork and reports by due dates.
  • Participates in curriculum and program development work of the department and university general education core.
  • Conducts scholarly research, writes and submits articles for publication in academic journals. Remains knowledgeable of current scholarly/research activities in respective discipline by reading journal articles, attending professional conferences, and maintaining relationships with other fellow scholars and/or researchers in field of expertise.
  • Refers students and the public with criminal justice related issues and/ or requests to the appropriate University personnel.
  • Provides effective academic and career advisement to students and participates in their scholarship activities.
  • Participates in University-wide committees and professional development activities.
  • Supervises and evaluates student interns as necessary.
  • Represents the University by developing and maintaining strong relationships with profit and non-profit organizations.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Doctoral degree (Ph.D.) required in criminal justice.
  • Two to five years of University teaching experience preferred.


  • Thorough understanding of procedural criminal justice and its application in the classroom.
  • Evidence of excellence in and commitment to teaching college criminal justice is expected.
  • Ability to teach criminal justice procedural courses required.
  • Familiarity with academic policies and procedures of higher education institutions.
  • Ability to work effectively with other University personnel.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to provide service to both the University and the community.
  • Ability to comply with rules, standards, regulations and laws related to student records.
  • Ability to adhere to University and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Ability to be discrete in handling confidential and sensitive matters while complying with FERPA regulations.
  • Ability to demonstrate and provide excellent service to both the University and the community.
  • Demonstrated potential for strong teaching and quality research is required.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, and/or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, students, and University employees.


Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic statistics.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable disabled individuals to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand for long periods of time; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Must be able to move about campus freely. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.


Work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable disabled individuals to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Evening/weekend hours as required by class and exam schedule and office hours.

Applications will be accepted until January 17, 2014. To apply, send a current curriculum vita; a cover letter indicating position desired and the names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three references; as well as a statement of personal teaching philosophy and research interests to: Criminal Justice Search Committee, Office of Human Resources, Texas Wesleyan University, 1201 Wesleyan St, Fort Worth, TX 76105, or  

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