Visiting Lecturer: Criminology

University of Central Arkansas

United States

June 30, 2022


Position Details

Position Information

Posting Number F0352022

Working Title Visiting Lecturer: Criminology Department Org 357000 - Sociology, Criminology, and Anthropology Position Summary

The University of Central Arkansas visiting faculty is responsible for teaching, research and service. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy. The position is non-tenure track and a one year appointment.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

This position is needed to teach a range of courses including introductory criminal justice. The expected course load for this position is four course sections per semester taught in-person, face-to-face, in a traditional classroom setting. The successful candidate should also be prepared to teach select sections in online, hybrid, or blended modes if needed. Other responsibilities include faculty meeting participation and compliance with all employee workplace training/monitoring requirements.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Broad-based knowledge of and training in criminology or criminal justice (preferably with some background in sociology). Must be prepared to teach introductory criminal justice and other criminology or sociology courses. Ideal candidates will also be comfortable designing and delivering undergraduate courses in at least one of the following areas: introductory criminal law, social problems, drug crimes, terrorism, corrections, or criminal courts. Research emphases should be aligned with teaching interests. A commitment to excellent undergraduate teaching is paramount.

Skills Considered Essential for Success

-Knowledge of the organization and administration of higher education. -Knowledge of state, federal, and university rules, regulations and procedures. -Ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment. -Ability to work collaboratively and independently with common goals as a part of a team. -Ability to make sound judgments. -Effective interpersonal communication, writing, and organizational abilities. -Civility in all interactions. -Demonstrate effective follow-up.

Required Education and/or Experience

Completed master's degree in Sociology, Criminology, or Criminal Justice is required.

Preferred Education and/or Experience License(s)/Certifications (Required or Preferred) University, Campus, and Community Description

Thank you for your interest in employment at the University of Central Arkansas. Founded in 1907, UCA has an enrollment of more than 10,000, of which more than 15% are graduate students. The university offers more than 90 undergraduate and 60 graduate certificate and degree programs, including doctoral programs in five disciplines. The undergraduate student body consistently scores above the national average on the ACT exam. UCA is proud of its tradition of teaching excellence and its contributions in research, scholarship, and creative activities. UCA seeks to attract students and employees that are dedicated to building a culture of diversity, belonging, inclusion, and equity.

Desired start date 08/16/2022

Posting Detail Information

Background Check Statement

This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal, sex-offender registry, financial history background check and drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background checks and drug screening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

UCA EEO Statement

The University of Central Arkansas is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution dedicated to attracting and supporting a diverse student, faculty and staff population through enhanced multicultural learning environments and opportunities. In keeping with its nondiscrimination policy in employment, admissions and other functions and programs, the university considers employees and students on the basis of individual merit and will not discriminate against a person on the basis of gender, race or color, ethnicity, religion, spiritual beliefs, national origin, age, familial status, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, disability, political beliefs, intellectual perspective, genetic information, military status, or other factors irrelevant to participation in its programs.

Open Date 05/05/2022 Close Date 06/30/2022 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should submit contact information for three references. References may be contacted for official letters later in the process. Provide a c.v., cover letter, teaching philosophy and unofficial transcripts. Review of applications will begin on May 10th.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Optional Documents

  • Veteran's Documents
  • Other Document
  • Other Transcripts
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