Instructor, Criminal Justice
Posted on Apr 9, 2019 by Guilford Technical Community College
Job Description #RPM The Criminal Justice Instructor at Guilford Technical Community College will be responsible for supporting student success by creating an optimum learning environment, responding to student needs, managing effective instructional activities, assisting in the developing of courses, modeling employability skills, demonstrating professionalism, developing cooperative work relationships with other faculty and staff, supporting college administrative requirements, and maintaining competency in their instructional field. He/she will be responsible for quality instruction and for effective participation and interest in the total affairs of the college. The instructor will prepare and teach the Criminal Justice courses in accordance with the requirements of the college. This position reports directly to the Dean for Human Services, Public Safety, Health & Physical Education.
Duties/Functions Teaching Prepare & teach departmental courses to include:
• developing learner centered lesson plans
• employing teaching strategies & instructional materials for different learning styles
• incorporating, as pedagogically appropriate, current technology in classroom, distance learning and laboratory environments
• creating and modeling a quality learning environment that supports a diverse student population
• preparing, distributing and utilizing instructional support materials, including course syllabi, supplementary materials, instructional media and other devices as appropriate
• conducting appropriate assessment of student learning outcomes in courses and programs/general education as appropriate Professional Development Maintain a professional status that supports the instructional mission by:
• participating in professional development activities to maintain currency in field; maintaining current credentials or licensures as required by program or accreditation
• participating in professional development opportunities to advance teaching skills and strategies Administration Provide daily & ongoing oversight of facilities, equipment and student records to include:
• maintaining classroom and laboratory spaces including upkeep of assigned equipment
• providing for the security of facilities, equipment and instructional materials and maintaining safe working conditions
• maintaining student records (e.g., grades and attendance) in accordance with established deadlines using a variety of technology-based programs (e.g., Colleague, WebAdvisor, Moodle)
• complying with all applicable college, state and federal rules and regulations Student Support Provide an environment conducive to student success to include:
• addressing student concerns in a timely manner
• promoting retention/persistence by assisting students to develop strategies for success
• referring students to campus and community resources when appropriate
• Demonstrate and model the College's employability skills: adaptability, communication, information processing, problem solving, responsibility and teamwork. College Service Support college-wide endeavors to include:
• collaboration with faculty and staff from other divisions/departments to promote communication, coordinate schedules, and support student success
• serving on department, division, and college committees
• participating in GTCC institutional initiatives
• collaborating with educational partners, business/industry, and/or external agencies as appropriate to promote the instructional mission of GTCC
• supporting collegiality and teaching excellence by actively participating in the professional development of new and veteran faculty (e.g., mentoring and peer observation)
• participating in extracurricular student activities/clubs
• attending college professional development sessions, college/division/department meetings, graduation, and convocation, as required.
• Demonstrate and model the College's employability skills: adaptability, communication, information processing, problem solving, responsibility, and teamwork Additional Duties & Responsibilities:
• Perform all duties as assigned by supervisor.
• Maintains Student Records.
Education Required Master's degree in Criminal Justice or a closely related field with 18 graduate credit hours in criminal justice from a regionally accredited college/university.
Education Preferred Doctoral degree in Criminal Justice or a closely related field from a regionally accredited college/university.
Experience Required - 5 years of relevant field experience in criminal justice (law enforcement, corrections, probation/parole, homeland
-2 years teaching and/or industry training experience in criminal justice topics in any of the following formats: teaching courses, training sessions, conducting professional development workshops, and/or other continuing education seminars
Experience Preferred - Greater than 5 years of relevant field experience in criminal justice (law enforcement, corrections, probation/parole, homeland security, etc.)
-Greater than 2 years teaching and/or industry training experience in criminal justice topics in any of the following formats: teaching courses, training sessions, conducting professional development workshops, and/or other continuing education seminars
- Teaching/training experience in a post-secondary institution.
- Experience with assessment of student learning outcomes
- Experience with distance learning and/or alternate instructional delivery systems
KSA Required The Instructor shall possess an understanding of and commitment to the nature and role of the Community College, particularly its "open door" policy. He/she shall have demonstrated personal and professional competence for the responsibilities assigned. The Instructor must be able to: 1. Multi-task
2. Respect Diversity
3. Adapt to changing procedures, protocols or assignments.
4. Create and maintain a learner centered environment
5. Communicate effectively
6. Ability to effectively implement and apply technology solutions.
Department/Job Specific Requirements Mandatory GTCC Trainings (upon initial hire) and annual updates as required; other required trainings may be added as needed): 1. Reporting Requirements
2. Discrimination & Anti-Harassment (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)
3. Shooter on Campus (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)
4. Personal Information Protection (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)
5. Ethics and Social Responsibility (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)
6. elearning Level One (before the first day of the first semester teaching)
7. eLearning Levels Two and Three for instructors who teach online or hybrid delivery methods (before the first day of the first semester teaching) Specific Departmental Requirements:
Stay abreast of CDC standards for employees, students, and visitors.
Physical Demands 1. Physical Requirements
a. Hear and see
b. Stand extended periods of time (up to 4 hours)
c. Lift up to 50 pounds unassisted.
d. Stoop, bend, squat, lift, reach overhead Other:
1. Criminal history checks and drug screening with acceptable results are required.
2. Requires some evening and weekend hours
3. Must work at some off campus and community locations.
4. Must have a valid driver's license and acceptable driving record
Posting Type Faculty
Category: Education , Keywords: Criminal Justice - Instructor