Criminal Justice Tenure Track or Lecturer - UMN Crookston
University of Minnesota Crookston
Location: Crookston, Minnesota
Salary: 68,000.00 - 75,000.00
Internal Number: 357877
Full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position or lecturer position in Criminal Justice in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education (HSSE) Department at the Crookston campus of the University of Minnesota, starting August 2024. Final job offer is contingent upon receipt of official transcripts, complete background check, and authorization to work in the United States.
Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience, salary wages are as followed, Lecturer $68,000 - $75,000 or Tenured Track $72,000 - $80,000 annually. In addition, a competitive fringe benefits package is offered.
Deliver high-quality instruction to undergraduate students in the Criminal Justice (B.S.) program. This position will lead the development of program goals and objectives; participate in assessment of activities and pedagogy of the programs; advise students; contribute to student recruitment and retention initiatives; and support research and community outreach in criminal justice. The responsibilities also include developing and maintaining ties to criminal justice agencies to benefit our programs, student experience and student employment opportunities.
Tenure-track faculty appointments are required to establish and maintain their own research agendas, which may include community engaged scholarship work and work with undergraduate students. Pursuit of externally-funded grants to support research is encouraged. Tenure-line appointments carry a teaching load of no more than 24 credits annually (typically 3-4 courses per semester). Three to six credits of research release may be granted. Service is required in accordance with tenure criteria.
Full-time lecturer appointments are not expected to establish a research agenda. Lecturers are eligible for professional development support. Full-time lecturer appointments carry a teaching load of no more than 30 credits annually.
Whether a tenure-line faculty member or a full-time lecturer, the successful candidate is expected to help further develop the program; provide undergraduate academic and career advising; advise program-related extracurricular clubs; foster equity and a sense of belonging among all students; and actively participate in recruitment, assessment, and retention efforts.
The position requires regular office hours and engagement in service activities on the University of Minnesota Crookston campus.
Master's degree in Criminal Justice or related social science degree;
Professional experience with a criminal justice agency and/or a nonprofit criminal justice research institute;
Strong commitment to excellence and innovation in teaching at the undergraduate level in both the on-campus and online environment;
Effective communication skills;
Ability to relate complex concepts to diverse audiences and to draw upon cultural and community-based knowledge in teaching;
Possess a commitment to an experiential education philosophy within the scope of the land grant mission;
Ability to read, write, and understand English;
Ph.D. in Criminal Justice or J.D. with relevant professional experience;
Three or more years of professional experience with a criminal justice agency or research institute;
In-person and online teaching experience;
Familiarity with competency-based learning outcomes and cohort-based educational programs;
Research experience in an academic institution;
Evidence of teaching effectiveness and scholarly publication;
Experience creating collaborative partnerships for joint university/community projects;
Experience with externally funded projects and grants.
The University of Minnesota Crookston (UMN Crookston) is one of five campuses comprising the University of Minnesota system. UMN Crookston is a four-year public university with an enrollment of 1,800 students, approximately half on campus and half in online degrees. The student body is diverse and comes from over 40 states and over 30 countries. Thirty-four baccalaureate degrees are offered, 15 of which are also offered online. UMN Crookston proudly carries on a tradition of over a century of educational service to northwestern Minnesota, beginning in 1906 as a regional residential high school, changing to a two-year college in 1966 and to a four-year college in 1993. UMN Crookston is a small student-centered community of learning and scholars known for providing personal attention to every student. UMN Crookston makes a commitment to each individual student’s achievements and offers a hands-on approach and experiential learning that put students ahead of the competition. Integral to the university's statewide land-grant mission, UMN Crookston provides applied, career-oriented learning programs including internships and connects its teaching, research, and outreach to local, co...unty, and regional economic development agencies in support of the global economy. UMN Crookston delivers world?class University of Minnesota degrees in an affordable, close?knit campus setting where faculty and staff personally invest in the success of each student. UMN Crookston has been recognized for its quality programs by such organizations as U.S. News & World Report, which ranked the campus as #1 in the category Top Public Regional Colleges–Midwest for 2020. U.S. News has ranked UMN Crookston among the top four in this category for the past 23 consecutive years.