Criminal Justice Faculty - Non Tenure Track

Department: Criminal Justice/Academic Affairs


The Department of Criminal Justice at Anna Maria College invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice beginning August 2021. Primary responsibilities for this position include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in policing, police-community relations, corrections, cybercrime, and other criminal justice areas as needed, conducting research, and providing service to the department, college, community, and profession.

The traditional face-to-face and online full-time faculty member in the Criminal Justice, Degree Completion and Graduate Programs reports to the Criminal Justice Programs Director. The faculty member understands civic engagement to ensure that course and student learning outcomes are met through teaching, learning, and experiential experiences. The faculty member is also required to participate in the mission and governance of Anna Maria College Faculty and is expected to adjust teaching modalities based on Department of Education Guidelines. Within the Criminal Justice Programs, the faculty member is expected to contribute to a collegial and highly collaborative working environment focused on student learning and ongoing curriculum development and assessment to reflect relevant knowledge and skills needed within the workforce. In addition to teaching and scholarship, the individual is expected to contribute their service to the College and the wider community.


Teaching responsibilities:

  • Promote evidence-based instruction in accordance with the high standards of academic achievement and integrity in assigned courses.
  • Familiar with LMS course management system as all face-to-face and online classes require the use of an LMS
  • Implement established course syllabi and develop new syllabi in accordance with College standards in collaboration with the Program Director.
  • Assure course content is consistent among all sections of said course.
  • Prepare for and conduct class sessions supporting course and student learning outcomes, utilizing equipment and technologies as appropriate.
  • Review student work and report grades to students in a timely basis.
  • Maintain student file documentation according to college and program procedures.
  • Engage and participate in professional development initiatives to enhance instructional strategies.
  • Post and hold regular and/or virtual office hours for student conferences, advising, etc. (at least 6 hrs. per week) and respond to students promptly.
  • Maintain a portfolio of student advisees, guiding them in progression toward degree completion.
  • Participate in student recruitment initiatives.

Responsibilities within the Criminal Justice Programs:

  • Participate in program meetings and activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage in scholarly activities
  • Contribute to curriculum development, review, and revision.
  • Submit recommendations for equipment, materials, and supplies.
  • Collaborate in the timely development of each semester’s schedule of courses.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Responsibilities to the College:

  • Contribute to a collaborative and collegial working atmosphere within the Criminal Justice Programs and the College, supporting the stated missions, philosophies, and goals.
  • Participate in faculty development and training.
  • Attend and participate in Faculty Assembly meetings.
  • Participate in college events such as Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies and other faculty and student events, as appropriate.
  • Employ communication systems, technologies, and policies in service of the smooth operation of the institution.
  • Adhere to provisions described within the Faculty Guidebook and Faculty Handbook.


The Criminal Justice faculty member will contribute to the opportunities students need to complete the Criminal Justice curriculum and thereby be prepared to demonstrate the knowledge and skills required for an entry-level professional position in Criminal Justice or entry into post-graduate educational programs in the field.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. with an emphasis in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or a related field.
  • Interest in teaching a diverse and multicultural student population.
  • Demonstrated and proven two to a five-year record of effective of face to face and online teaching at the post-secondary level.
  • Pursues development of knowledge and skills applicable to the expected teaching responsibilities

Education: Ph.D. in Criminal Justice or a closely aligned field is required. ABD candidates may apply. The doctorate must be completed by the start date.

Anna Maria College is an equal opportunity employer.