West Shore Community College seeks an individual who is passionate about teaching in a rural criminal justice program with a desire to build strong relationships with students, colleagues, and agencies in the College’s service area. This full-time Criminal Justice Faculty position (with potential for continuing appointment and full professor rank) will begin during Fall Semester 2019. The successful candidate will be a collaborative, student-centered individual who has excellent content knowledge and is able to teach a variety of Criminal Justice, Corrections, and/or Emergency Telecommunicator courses. This position shall a passion for careers in criminal justice and for the preparation and training of criminal justice students and post-credential officers.
The Criminal Justice Faculty shall maintain professional standards of instruction through sufficient knowledge of content, needs and abilities of the students, and the mission, vision and core values of the College.
In this role, the successful candidate shall collaborate with the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES), Michigan Correctional Officers Training Council, and Michigan Sheriffs’ Coordinating & Training Council, and implement curriculum changes to meet their requirements. The faculty member will complete all reporting documents required by these agencies in collaboration with college administration. Faculty shall facilitate and actively participate in advisory council meetings and attend advisory meetings for related secondary career technical education programs. Outreach to law enforcement agencies, the community, and high school students is essential.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Teach a full-time course load in Associate Degree and One Year Certificate programs in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Corrections, and/or Emergency Telecommunicator.
Organize content of curriculum in the classroom, internship, and apprenticeship settings.
Apply knowledge of a variety of appropriate instructional strategies and modalities, as well as technology, to the successful presentation of content as to aid in the students’ mastery of it.
Collaborate with colleagues and administrators to address training and community needs. Travel to additional sites associated with the program will be required (i.e., law enforcement agencies, career technical education centers).
Participate in planning, curriculum mapping, program review, new program development, and assessment; perform requirements of the accreditation process.
Participate in professional development and maintain awareness of new trends and developments in the areas of criminal justice, corrections, law enforcement, and emergency telecommunication.
Meet other contractual obligations as defined in the West Shore Community College Instructional Agreement.
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from an accredited institution
Successful completion of a Basic Police Training Academy
Five (5) years of experience in Law Enforcement
Credentials/certifications in multiple MCOLES Content Areas as defined within the MCOLES Basic Police Training Program
Commitment to high standards
Master’s degree in a relevant field from an accredited college or university
Seven (7) years of experience in Law Enforcement
Teaching experience at the postsecondary level or in a Law Enforcement Academy
Demonstrated teaching ability in multiple modalities
Desire to use technology as a tool to enhance learning, efficiency, and innovation
Content knowledge/credentials in related field (I.e., Criminology, Psychology, Computer Forensics)
Completion of an instructor training course that includes the principles of adult learning theory
Experience with Internships and/or Apprenticeships
Experience with program and curriculum development, as well as testing and assessment
Compensation: Salary is commensurate with qualifications/experience and is accompanied by a complete benefit package.
West Shore Community College: The College is located in a beautiful “four-season” recreational area near the shore of Lake Michigan and serves a multi-county district. West Shore offers beautiful facilities, close-knit and supportive communities, and a student centered and team-based atmosphere with a staff dedicated to excellence. Collegial and interdisciplinary relationships are expected of all WSCC employees. West Shore Community College offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to meet the needs of students seeking certification, employment, an associate degree, and/or transfer to senior institutions. Visit our website at http://www.westshore.edu for more information.
Letter of application specifically addressing the areas of responsibility and qualifications
Unofficial transcripts (official will be necessary if interview is offered)
West Shore Community College is a drug-free employer and the final offer will be contingent on negative drug test.
About West Shore Community College
West Shore Community College was established by a vote of the people in the college's district on March 6, 1967. West Shore Community College offers a comprehensive general education curricula designed to meet the needs of students desiring to transfer to senior institutions and many occupational programs are available for students desiring to pursue immediate employment.