Faculty Criminal Justice

POSITION:  Faculty – Criminal Justice
DIVISION: Academic Affairs
STATUSFull time, tenure track faculty
REPORTS TO:  Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs


Dawson Community College invites qualified candidates to apply for the full time, tenure track faculty position within in our Transfer Department. This full time faculty position is responsible for instructing criminal justice, law enforcement and related courses. Instructional faculty have the important responsibility of creating an innovative learning environment both inside and outside the classroom to inspire success and excellence in student learning.

Criminal Justice is both a transfer and career and technical program. This full time faculty is responsible for collaboration and organization for program development and improvement, student recruitment and retention, dual enrollment and articulation. In addition, this position is responsible for building industry relationships and job placement as well as adjuncts to teach workforce and transfer courses. This position will operation on a 9 month contract. Supplemental hours may be available for workshops, workforce courses, etc.


Employees at Dawson Community College are required to demonstrate kindness, respect, integrity, professionalism, and caring regard. We adhere to the highest ethical standards in the fulfillment of our jobs, to honor the College and university policies and procedures and to promote the educational objectives of the institution. Respect creates an atmosphere conducive to learning. Respect, in this sense, is a minimum threshold for our interactions with each other. A higher threshold is a “caring regard” for the people with whom we work.

Professionalism at DCC includes being mindful of our actions when working with students, colleagues, co-workers and our community members. Respect and “caring regard” for those with whom we share the common purpose of serving students is a paramount value. Professionalism and respect for others is an expected part of DCC job performance.

Employees at Dawson Community College support and promote a positive image of Dawson Community College. 


  • Provide administrative support for the program including student advising, recruitment of students, development of class schedules at a variety of times, staffing of adjuncts, and evaluation of instruction.
  • Meet regularly with advisory committee for program and course improvement, training needs, changes in industry, etc.
  • Responsible for the ongoing development of the Program to meet the needs of transfer and career and technical students.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to student engagement, student success, and instructional excellence.
  • Maintain access to students through posted office hours and electronic communication.
  • Advise students in course selection(s) and graduation requirements.
  • Maintain current knowledge and participate in professional development for effective teaching methodologies and utilize a variety of instructional delivery methods, classroom media, and educational resources.
  • Review program curriculum and develop/adjust educational courses based upon need and use the Institutional Effectiveness System for appropriate approvals.
  • Collect and analyze program data; enrollment, graduation rates, employment, etc. for the purpose of program review
  • Develop and update articulation agreements.
  • Recommend and coordinate provisions for textbooks and course/lab materials.
  • Supervise and facilitate internship experiences, student observations and encourage overall student professional development opportunities.
  • Work with high school to offer concurrent and/or dual enrollment courses, supervision and guidance.
  • Work with Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs to provide input into budget process, assure adequate resources are available and recommend needed equipment and supplies for program.
  • Represent the College and Department in the community and during campus events, and serve on appropriate committees.
  • Demonstrate a positive and professional relationship with students, colleagues, alumni, administration, community, and external partners.
  • Ensure congruence of program policies and procedures with those of Dawson Community College.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory bodies including but not limited to Board of Trustees, Board of Regents and Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. 
  • Perform other related duties as the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs may assign for the good of the College.

Required Educational Background: 

  • Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice or other directly related field. All coursework must be from an American accredited college or university.
  • Teaching Experience (either at the college or secondary level).
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills and demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with local high schools, industry, and community organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, while also communicating with internal and external partners.


  • Doctorate Degree.
  • Online teaching experience.
  • Ability to teach Sociology or Political Science (or willingness to obtain 9 graduate credits in the respective disciplines).

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the employee.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Dawson Community College is an equal opportunity provider.


  • Completed Dawson Community College application
  • Current resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Copies of college transcripts (original transcripts required, if hired)
  • Three professional references (names, email addresses, and phone numbers).


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