Assistant Professor - Forensic Science - Utah Valley University in Orem Utah

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah

United States


Detailed Job Description

Prepares and teaches 24 credit hours in Forensic Science and related areas. Specific courses could be CSI Techniques, Fingerprints, Footwear, Blood Spatter, Firearms and Digital Photography. Maintains currency in academic field(s) of expertise. Engages in professional development activities and assists in curriculum and program development. Fosters and engages in collegial relations with the community. Involves undergraduate students in research. Represents the department and the school at professional meetings and conferences. Provides an open, student-centered, discrimination free classroom environment. Experience in the examiner or generalist area of Forensic Science is desired. Emphasis will be placed on competence in teaching crime scene investigation techniques, collecting, developing, preserving, and examining fingerprints and palmprints, and impression evidence.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited institution with terminal, earned degree appropriate to discipline. ABD accepted. Knowledge and skill in current instructional theories, strategies, techniques, and discipline content. Evidence of potential for scholarly/creative work consistent with a teaching university. See preferred qualifications for discipline or program-specific minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited university with a Masters degree required. PhD preferred.

Must have extensive technical knowledge and field experience in Forensic Science including Crime Scene Investigation and Fingerprint Examination Techniques.

Must be conversant in the current issues and entities guiding the future of Forensic Science.
Must have taught at a university with knowledge and experience in modern teaching and learning techniques. A track record of scholarly work and successful grant awards is highly desirable.

Candidates must present personal technical certifications, professional training certificates, and results of current proficiency tests.


Extensive knowledge and experience in Forensic Science including Crime Scene Investigation, Fingerprint Examination Techniques, Digital Photography and Photoshop Expertise, Firearms Examination Techniques, Questioned Document Examination Techniques, and Blood Spatter Techniques.

Knowledge and experience teaching at a university level.

Knowledge and experience regarding laboratory work, including safety and regulatory compliance.

Knowledge of educational evaluation techniques and practices.

Knowledge of statistics related to student outcomes and data analysis.


Excellent teaching skills in Forensic Science.

Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.

Effective interpersonal relations skills.


Ability to follow written and verbal procedures and instructions.

Ability to effectively use technology to enhance instruction, communicate with peers, and manage courses.

Ability to implement engaged learning community in your course curriculum.

Pay Range


Special Instructions to Applicants

Under “Reference’s Letter” Please list a minimum of three contacts. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process.

Keyword Phrases

  • Criminal Justice
  • Assistant Professor - Forensic Science
  • student centered teaching organization
  • building communities of engaged learners
  • beautiful mountain location
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Not Specified
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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