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Assistant Professor

North Carolina Central University

North Carolina Central University

Posted on Friday, February 2, 2024

Assistant Professor

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Posting Details

Position Information
Working Title Assistant Professor
Position Number 610752
Appointment Type Permanent - Full Time
Tenure Track Yes
FTE 1=9/10 month -Faculty only
If time limited, duration date
Position Overview
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The Department of Criminal Justice has nearly 575 undergraduate majors and 51 graduate majors and is the largest undergraduate program at North Carolina Central University. The undergraduate program offers bundled electives in law enforcement, corrections, juvenile justice and homeland security and the graduate program offers electives in similar areas. The undergraduate program is the only program in North Carolina to be certified by both the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and the NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission. The department is home to two Institutes: the Institute for Homeland Security and Workforce Development and the Juvenile Justice Institute.

Criminal Justice is the largest undergraduate program at NCCU, and it is projected to grow at the undergraduate and graduate levels. This position is essential to the department’s efforts to support all undergraduate programs (face-to-face, online and site based campus) and the graduate program, a priority of both the University and department. We are exploring implementing Hyflex options for course delivery at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Hyflex will allow students to learn where they are as this modality allow students to attend class synchronously in person or online and asynchronously by watching recorded synchronous lectures on their own time. The Hyflex modality will allow the degrees in criminal justice to be more accessible especially at the graduate level, which will generate the need for additional resources
Primary Purpose of Position
The Department of Criminal Justice is seeking applications to fill one nine-month tenure-track position (610752) at the Assistant Professor level starting the Fall 2023 academic year. The selected candidate will be expected to teach a full course load (a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester), to include course instructions that achieve student learning outcomes, annual scholarly outputs, and engage in significant service with the Department and University Community

Criminal Justice is the largest undergraduate program at NCCU, and it is projected to grow at the undergraduate and graduate levels. This position is essential to the department’s efforts to support all undergraduate programs (face-to-face, online and site based campus) and the graduate program, a priority of both the University and department. We are exploring implementing Hyflex options for course delivery at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Hyflex will allow students to learn where they are as this modality allow students to attend class synchronously in person or online and asynchronously by watching recorded synchronous lectures on their own time. The Hyflex modality will allow the degrees in criminal justice to be more accessible especially at the graduate level, which will generate the need for additional resources.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses through face-to-face and online instruction, engage in curriculum development and assessment at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and advise/mentor students for graduate-level thesis and projects. As a tenure-track faculty member, faculty must engage in peer-reviewed scholarship to meet the requirements for promotion and tenure, and to meet the goals and objectives of the University, College, and the Department. This includes participation in externally-funded research activities (i.e., grants), particularly in conjunction with the Department’s two institutes: The Institute for Homeland Security and Workforce Development and the Juvenile Justice Institute. The person must also engage in significant service within the Department and University Community, and their respective academic/professional disciplines. The ability to work independently as well as collegially with others to ensure student learning and success in a diverse environment is expected. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.

Preferences for this position:
All areas of specialization will be considered. Individuals with teaching specialization in Corrections are encouraged to apply.
Minimum Education/Experience
A doctorate in Criminal Justice or a closely related discipline from an accredited institution is required. Applicants must have at least 18 Doctoral-level hours in Criminal Justice or related discipline. A Juris Doctorate does not qualify for the position. ABD candidates will be considered. Degree must be conferred by May 2023
Licenses or Certification required by Statute or Regulation
None
Equal Opportunity Employer
North Carolina Central University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Primary Responsibilities and Duties
Function Instructional
Describe the specific tasks and responsibilities related to the function.
50% Teaching – teaching undergraduate and graduate criminal justice courses.
10% Advising – Provide Student Support in career opportunities
Function Research
Describe the specific tasks and responsibilities related to the function.
25% Research – Publications and Scholarly Activities
Function Public Service
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15% Service – Serving on committees at the departmental, college and university levels
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number EPA02669P
Open Date 10/27/2022
Date desired for closing or initial review
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Date Position Available 07/01/2023
Special Instructions to Applicants
Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript and submit to a background investigation. Candidates are required to upload their Letters of Recommendation prior to submitting their applications.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Unofficial Transcripts (official required from selected candidate)
  5. Letter of Recommendation 1
  6. Letter of Recommendation 2
  7. Letter of Recommendation 3
  8. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. DD-214 (for Veterans Only)

Supplemental Questions

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