Criminal Justice Instructor

Criminal Justice Instructor


Catawba Valley Community College
2550 Highway 70 SE
Hickory, NC 28602
Phone: 828-327-7000

Job Location

Hickory, NC


Minimum base salary: $4,170 per month ($42,390 annually)


Full-time benefits; see posting

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Closes: Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Target Start Date

Monday, August 2, 2021

Expected Work Hours

Hours vary; typically M-F

Employment Type

Full-time, 9 month

Minimum Qualifications

Degree Requirements:
A Master’s degree (or higher) in Criminal Justice or a closely-related field is required. If the Master’s degree is in a closely-related field, the applicant must have at least 18 graduate hours in Criminal Justice .
Experience Requirements:
Experience teaching college-level Criminal Justice is strongly preferred.  Experience with using instructional technology is required.  Experience teaching in both high school and college environments is a plus.  Diversity of experience in teaching courses within the Criminal Justice  discipline is a plus.
Knowledge of:

  • Classroom instructional techniques and proce­dures.
  • Principles and procedures of academic and instructional program development and administration in the area of assignment.
  • Current trends, research, and development in the area of assignment.
  • Principles and procedures of record keeping.
  • Principles and techniques involved in curriculum and course development.
  • Principles and techniques involved in test development.
  • Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regu­lations, as appropriate.

Ability to:

  • Participate in instructional programs suited to the community.
  • Prepare lesson plans and schedule classroom activities.
  • Participate in curriculum development.
  • Create effective instruction for delivery in both online and physical classrooms while maintaining compliance with ADA standards.
  • Interpret and apply college goals, objectives, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Interpret and apply federal, state, and local policies, proce­dures, laws, and regulations.
  • Work effectively in diverse teams, both within assigned department and cross-functionally across the college.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Other personal traits:
Must be a good team member and be willing to update skills as needed.  Must be able to work effectively with diverse student populations.  Educational philosophy must be compatible with the role of the community college and with best practices in criminal justice education.

Preferred Qualifications

See minimum qualifications. 

Position Description

Provide effective instruction to students online and/or in the classroom by preparing for each learning experience, providing supplemental materials to enhance textbooks and lessons, and using effective evaluation methods to determine student performance.

If the discipline involves laboratory instruction, demonstrate, endorse, and enforce student adherence to laboratory safety protocols.
 Support student learning outside of the classroom by holding regular office hours, providing information about additional resources outside of class, and responding to emails and phone calls in a timely manner so as to promote student success.
 Support curriculum development by participating in the creation and evaluation of courses, curriculum, and programs; participating in program advisory committees; attending departmental, school-wide, and college-wide meetings; and serving as backup for other faculty members.
 Promote the success of the college by participating in standing and/or ad hoc committees and following college professional and ethical guidelines.
 Maintain teaching and work environment including equipment and supplies, overall cleanliness, functionality, and conformance to OSHA standards to provide a safe work environment.
 Stay current in Criminal Justice and teaching methodology by meeting or exceeding all institutional professional development guidelines, participating in professional development workshops and seminars, and participating in professional organizations and reading journals in the teaching and Criminal Justice  disciplines.

Maintain accurate records such as attendance, grades, information for accreditation, and other important data and submit reports according to college policies.

Communicate clearly, conscientiously, professionally, and in a caring manner with students and colleagues.

Participate in the orientation of new part-time and/or full-time faculty members, as needed.
Perform other duties as assigned.

How to Apply

Please visit the posting to apply. 

Job Post Contact

Roger Irvin
Human Resources Director
Catawba Valley Community College
2550 Highway 70 SE
Hickory, NC 28602-8302
Phone:  (828) 327-7000 Ext. 4277
Fax:  (828) 624-5246