Fox Valley Technical College is establishing a pool of qualified candidates to teach Criminal Justice. This Criminal Justice Instructor position is responsible for the delivery and coordination of instruction within the Criminal Justice Studies, Associate Degree program. The position will require the facilitation of student learning, and the on-going development of curriculum and learning strategies which meet the needs of students and employers.
1. Facilitation of Learning. Plan, coordinate, prepare, and deliver instruction and facilitate the learning of students in technical diploma, continuing education, and/or contract training programs. Assess the learning outcomes of students at the unit, course, and program level. Programs of emphasis are: Corrections, Community Policing, Crime Prevention, Professional Communications, or a willingness to learn and instruct in those areas.
2. Curriculum Development. Develop, revise, and continually update curriculum and instructional materials which are competency and performance based, current, consistent with employer expectations, and aligned with the college policy on level of required documentation.
3. Classroom Management. Fulfill assigned schedule, maintain accurate student attendance and grade records, maintain instructional environment with emphasis on safety, housekeeping, and equipment security, and ensure opportunities for student/participant evaluation.
4. Interpersonal/Team Skills. Participate in activities of the instructional team, including planning, development, scheduling, and recruiting as a cooperative and professional team player.
5. Business/Industry/Community Linkages. Work with municipal, county, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. Develop and deliver customized training for various clients as needed, and maintain involvement with business/industry/community through advisory committees, marketing and recruitment efforts, and professional associations and organizations.
6. Student Support and Guidance. Advise and support students as a mentor and role model in the achievement of their learning and career goals and support student retention efforts.
7. Professional Development. Participate in professional development activities that provide for continually updated knowledge and skills for the role of the contemporary instructor as directed by one’s Individual Professional Development Plan.
1. Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice or in related and appropriate field; Master’s Degree preferred.
2. Minimum of five years of occupational experience in the field of the program or programs being taught, of which at least one year shall be within the last five years. Ten years of occupational experience preferred. The experience can be a combination of jail and patrol functions. (One year of related occupational experience may be waived with at least two years of post−secondary teaching experience in the appropriate occupational field within the last five years).
3. Teaching or training experience is desirable.
4. Background investigation as required by certain Criminal Justice Department projects.
5. Ability to plan, organize, instruct, and facilitate quality education programs, including development of relevant curriculum.
6. Upon hire, must maintain Faculty Quality Assurance System requirements and licensure required by other agencies to maintain individual and program accreditation, if applicable.
1. Knowledge of the United States Criminal Justice system.
2. Knowledge of law enforcement and police training methods, techniques, and practical problems.
3. Success and commitment as a team player, including the ability to engage in win-win thinking and to foster consensus.
4. Flexibility in schedule, including availability for evening and weekend assignments.
5. Flexibility, including the acceptance of and willingness to change.
6. Demonstrated ability for written and oral communication with students, staff, employers and other external entities. Ability to communicate effectively and to maintain positive working relationships with a variety of Criminal Justice agencies and personnel.
7. Proficiency in computer use and applications which support teaching and learning. Knowledge of computer technology as it applies to law enforcement.
8. Highly motivated with strong interest in contributing to the success of students and the college.
9. Ability to work with diverse student, staff, and community populations.
10. Understanding and successful use of learning technology, both on-line and as a tool for distance education.
11. A record of innovations which will facilitate student learning.
12. Demonstrated development of course materials and assessments of student learning.
13. An educational philosophy which places the primary emphasis on student learning in the design, delivery, and evaluation of courses.
14. Willingness to take risks and try new things. 15. Willingness to accept responsibility for professional and personal growth. 16. A commitment to the mission, purposes, and values of the college.
Thank you for your interest in Adjunct Faculty opportunities with Fox Valley Technical College. Upon successful submission of your application, cover letter, and resume, you will be considered for future adjunct faculty opportunities. FVTC will keep your application in our files as a POTENTIAL candidate who could possibly fill a position when or if the need arises. Only if the need shall arise, you will be contacted via the contact information provided on your application.
IMPORTANT: Only if the need shall arise, you will be contacted via the contact information provided on your application. Otherwise, you will not receive any further contact from FVTC.
Adjunct instructors are hired on a per course basis. The total hours for an adjunct instructor range from approximately 3 hours per week to no more than 8 hours per week. Hours vary and can include both day and evening classes. Courses are taught in both a general lab setting and a classroom setting.
If you should have any questions regarding the position, please contact Carrie Koepp at 920-255-5920.