Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Alcorn State University - Lorman, MS

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PRINCIPAL PURPOSE OF JOB: The successful candidate will teach four courses per semester, advise students, and evaluate student progress towards meeting competencies and requirements for employment in the field of Criminal Justice or admission to graduate school.

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY: The candidate will have extensive knowledge of the criminal justice system and its components. The candidate will also be able to teach core courses such as Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Evidence, and Corrections. Also, the candidate will be required to provide assessment of learning outcomes and consistent ongoing evaluation of the Criminal Justice Program. He or she will also engage in departmental meetings, activities, and service work per the university, as well as maintain an active research agenda, and participate and encourage scholarship.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Ability to teach varied courses in the Criminal Justice Program curriculum. Advise Criminal Justice students about academic requirements and registration for classes. Contribute to continual program improvement through annual evaluation of program outcomes and objectives. Prepare required information for quality enhancement planning and evaluation. Serve on faculty committees and actively participate in recruitment of students to the program. Assist in ongoing program curriculum development and participate in service to the program, department, school, and the community. Actively engage in professional activities related to Criminal Justice, including a demonstrated commitment to a specific research agenda. Demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring students, and assume additional responsibilities as needed for the improvement and growth of the program.

QUALIFICATIONS: An earned doctorate in the field of Criminal Justice/Criminology or closely related area, and prior teaching experience on the junior college or university level is preferred. Other qualifications include:
• Ability to teach a wide range of undergraduate Criminal Justice courses
• An active scholarship agenda and focus on community based service learning
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES: Computer skills are a must, and the applicant should be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and course learning or management software including Blackboard, BANNER, and other online or statistical packages. The candidate should also be able to operate simple office equipment including a calculator, copier, projector, Scranton machine, etc.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
1. Ability to sit at a workstation for extended periods
2. Occasional ability to lift, carry, and put away parcels weighing up to 50 pounds
3. Normal physical mobility, which includes movement from place to place on the job taking distance and speed into account
4. Normal physical strength to handle routine office materials and tools
5. Normal endurance

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