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Instructor, Criminal Justice
Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa
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Date Posted 04/17/2019
Faculty-Liberal Arts-Criminal Justice
Salary 49,285 - 55,197  USD Per Year
Employment Type fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the Executive Dean, Arts & Sciences, this position will teach courses within the Criminal Justice Program and perform a variety of administrative duties.  This position will assist in student recruitment, advising and job placement.  Also responsible for maintaining public relations within the ten-county area and taking an active part in community relations.

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or related area required. Must obtain Master’s degree in criminal justice within two years of hire date.
  • A minimum of five years full time experience in the criminal justice field required.  Teaching/training experience preferred.
  • Must relate well with people and show a high degree of competency in the criminal justice field.
  • Certified firearms instructor or ability to become certified.

Work Performed:

  • Teach courses in accordance with objectives of the course outline as set forth by the division using a variety of instructional methods and technologies that facilitates learning for all students.
  • Organize and present various concepts to a wide range of students with varying backgrounds and abilities, and adjust teaching techniques accordingly.
  • Develop and maintain current course syllabi/outlines for assigned courses.
  • Assist in planning and carrying out studies and surveys.
  • Maintain cooperative relationships with professional personnel, local organizations, public officials and other interested people.
  • Assist in maintaining public relations with the local community and take part in community relations when possible.
  • Actively participate in program promotion and recruitment of students, provide academic advising as needed, and assist in the placement and follow up of graduates.
  • Represent the College in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community.
  • Meet all assigned classes and office commitments as scheduled.
  • Attend and participate in all scheduled faculty meetings unless excused by the division dean.
  • Emphasize to students the importance of prompt and regular class attendance.
  • Measure and evaluate student progress and maintain accurate grade computations.  Prepare and submit accurate grade reports as requested.
  • Submit to appropriate resources reports on all students who may be in need of counsel.
  • Serve actively on any committee to which appointed.
  • Keep accurate inventories of equipment and supplies and submit requisitions for needed materials.
  • Promptly report repairs needed for the classroom and equipment.
  • Stay up to date with trends in the field and update program curriculum and equipment as appropriate.
  • Assist in the program evaluation procedure.
  • Meet the standards of the college’s Quality Faculty Plan.
  • Maintain regular and consistent attendance at work.
  • Instill a realistic work attitude in students.
  • Inject relevant personal occupational experience into the instructional setting to assist in the preparation of each student for subsequent successful entry into employment.
  • Schedule and conduct advisory committee meetings as requested.
  • Maintain professional appearance of office and laboratory areas.
  • Other duties as may be assigned. 

Responsible To: 
Executive Dean, Arts & Sciences 

Position Level: 
Faculty - Exempt - Traditional Funding - Chapter 279 Contract on Employment 

Employment Length:
Three and one half term (167 days)

9 hrs/day, Monday-Thursday 

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