Criminal Justice and Criminology Tenure Track Faculty (Category I) - Metropolitan State University of Denver in Denver Colorado

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Metropolitan State University of Denver

Denver, Colorado 80217

United States

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Detailed Job Description

The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Metropolitan State University of Denver invites applications for one tenure track faculty position starting Spring of 2015. The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups. Metropolitan State University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women and minorities to apply.

This posting will be used to fill one (1) position.


The successful candidate will:
1. Carry a 4/4 teaching load, i.e., 12 credit hours per fall and spring semester;
2. Teach introductory and advanced courses in Law Enforcement/Policing;
3. Advise and be able to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of students from a diverse, and non-traditional student population in an urban environment;
4. Provide service to improve the welfare of the University at any level and provide public service to the community and/or professional organizations which benefits the University; and
5. Engage in scholarly activities including publications and presentations to peers.

Required Qualifications

ABD + 4 years experience; Juris Doctorate (JD) + 4 years experience; or Doctorate in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or Sociology or closely related field + 4 years experience.

Preferred Qualifications

1) Earned Doctorate in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or Sociology (with specialization in Criminal Justice or Criminology or a closely related/relevant field);
2) Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with diverse groups; and
3) Ability to teach in the area listed below:

*Law Enforcement/Policing Position:
1) Ability to teach introductory and advanced courses in local, state and federal and/or international law enforcement, terrorism and other criminal justice courses related to the field; and
2) Criminal justice work experience including managerial experience in law enforcement at the local, state or federal level.

Applicable to the above positions as a preferred qualification: 1) Ability to work effectively with a diverse student body and faculty, especially ethnic minorities; 2) Demonstrated community engagement experience, e.g., outreach to K-12 schools, community partnerships, service learning, community engagement in courses; 3) Excellent written and oral skills; and 4) Ability to apply current computer and other technologies in the classroom.

Special Instructions to Applicants

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply online via the online application system,

If you are unable to attach the copies of transcripts at the time of application, please submit them via e-mail, fax, mail.
Criminal Justice Tenure Track search
Department of Criminal Justice
Metropolitan State University of Denver
P.O.Box 173362, CB 10
Denver, CO 80217-3362

Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

Keyword Phrases

  • CJC - Crimnl Justice & Criminol
  • Diverse institution
  • Urban environment
  • Comprehensive college offering bachelors & masters
  • Criminal Justice
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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