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Assistant Professor or Instructor - Criminal Justice - School of Legal Studies
Husson University in Bangor, Maine
Date Posted 08/25/2020
Faculty-Liberal Arts-Criminal Justice
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled


Husson University


Bangor, ME


Faculty - Liberal Arts - Criminal Justice





The School of Legal Studies in the College of Business at Husson University invites applications for an Instructor or Assistant Professor (dependent upon qualifications) of Criminal Justice to begin in Spring 2021. The primary responsibility of all full-time faculty of the University is the scholarly teaching of students in the courses and sections that are assigned. The successful candidate must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to quality teaching, and professional service, as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills. He or she will be expected to deliver experiential and applied learning to students.

All course delivery and assessment data will be aligned and collected in accordance with Husson University standards. Courses will be taught in face to face classrooms, hybrid environments and via online delivery. The candidate will remain current and pursue scholarship in his/her field of study as well as participate in committees and other forms of service to the institution. Additionally, this faculty will advise students regarding a variety of career goals and courses.



  • Teach 24 credits per academic year;

  • Courses taught may include, but are not limited to Introduction to Justice, Juvenile Justice, Modern Penology and Corrections, Ethics in Criminal Justice and other courses in faculty member's area of expertise;

  • Instruct and assist in the growth and success of a diverse population of students through careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methodologies and informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions;

  • Prepare course materials and use appropriate teaching techniques which may include but are not limited to delivering lectures, leading discussions, and conducting experiential learning opportunities in face to face classes, hybrid environments and online through Canvas;

  • Deliver experiential and applied learning to students while incorporating the technology available on campus;

  • Contribute to the development and revision of course content and instructional materials, textbook and equipment selection, and assessment strategies;

  • Align all course delivery and collect assessment data in accordance with Husson University standards.

  • Learn and apply emerging technologies and advances as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized and timely manner.

  • Maintain current knowledge of instructional methods and new technologies pertinent to areas of assignment

Scholarship and Professional Activity

  • Remain current in areas of expertise through continual study and scholarship in discipline and through involvement in professional organizations;

  • Provide assistance with curriculum development


  • Participate in School, College, and University meetings, retreats, committees, and activities (open house, and/or student recruitment projects);

  • Create and maintain community relations

  • Follow the policies and procedures outlined in the Faculty Handbook


  • Advise students in the College of Business according to the Husson University Advising Manual;

  • Work with students and employers in professional settings, internships, field placements, and similar work-related situations as needed;

  • Employ University retention strategies;

  • Maintain weekly office hours to meet with students regarding class work, course registration, program declaration and career preparation.

The Instructor or Assistant Professor will be provided with the necessary training and supportive supervision to help them succeed and become part of a vigorous learning environment.


  • The successful candidate will hold at a minimum a Master's degree for the rank of Instructor. A Doctorate degree in Criminal Justice or ABD from an accredited institution is preferred for the rank of Assistant Professor.

  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching with specific knowledge and ability to teach undergraduate courses in juvenile justice and corrections topic areas is required.

  • Training and professional work experience in the field of criminalistics is preferred.

  • Preferred candidates will have supervisory experience in law enforcement.

  • The successful candidate will be dynamic, energetic, creative, and engaging and have strong interpersonal and communication skills, demonstrating a commitment to cultural diversity and inclusive education.

  • The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to the Husson University's mission and to the highest ethical standards.


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