Criminal Studies Instructor

Criminal Studies Instructor


Southeastern Community College
4564 Chadbourn Highway
Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: 910-642-7141

Job Location

Whiteville, NC

Columbus County



In accordance with salary plan



Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Closes: Friday, July 8, 2022

Target Start Date

Monday, August 1, 2022

Expected Work Hours

Varies depending on class schedule

Reports to

Director, Law Enforcement Training and Prison Education

Employment Type

10 Month Contract

Minimum Qualifications

  1. A master’s degree in Criminal Justice, Criminology or a Master’s degree with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in Criminal Justice/Criminology or Public Administration with concentration in Criminal Justice
  2. Three years of recent professional experience in the criminal justice field, including; but not limited to criminal justice, corrections, law enforcement, investigations, homeland security, prison operations and administration etc
  3. Ability to use technology and develop learning activities in an online, hybrid or web-enhanced environment (knowledge and use of current education technology and tools in the field of criminal studies
  4. Ability to teach a wide variety of courses in the criminal justice, criminology field including but not limited to law enforcement, corrections, courts, probation & parole, white collar crime, forensics and crime scene processing, terrorism and threat management, juvenile justice, criminal justice policy, laws of evidence, drugs and crime, information security, law enforcement management and supervision,  and incident management and assessment.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Two years teaching experience in the criminal studies or related field.
  2. Recent extensive experience in a variety of subject matter in the field of criminal justice.
  3. Online/distance education teaching experience.
  4. Ability to establish working relationships and partnerships with local law enforcement and governmental agencies.
  5. Experience with Datatel Colleague and/or WebAdvisor.
  6. Experience teaching high school students in an Early College or College and Career Promise environment.

Position Description

Since quality instruction is the primary function of the college, it is the principal responsibility of each instructor to effectively and efficiently stimulate learning in every course.  In addition, each faculty member should provide guidance to students through their role as an academic advisor and in more informal ways. Additionally, each faculty member is expected to participate in the governance of the college through committees and divisional meetings, through shared leadership within and across divisions, through personal recommendations to college administrators, and through participation in the Faculty Senate.

  1. Preparation of course materials that address course and program student learning outcomes and General Education competencies as appropriate.
  2. Serve as an academic advisor to students in the program
  3. Recommend suitable instructional materials, textbooks and supplemental resources for classroom and online instruction
  4. Engage in approved professional development activities to maintain excellence in the discipline and in the classroom.
  5. Project a professional image in the field and form collaborative partnerships with community agencies
  6. Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse population that represents a wide range of ages and abilities
  7. On-going professional development and engagement with the community in the growth of the programs.
  8. Demonstrated experience and/or classroom strategies for effectively teaching a wide variety of courses with additional responsibilities including curriculum development and/or revision of student learning outcomes, program review; teaching large group instruction; early morning, evening or weekend classes; and working with community law enforcement and related government entities.
  9. Commitment to the community college "open door" philosophy and the comprehensive community college concept.
  10. Willingness to participate in public school and university articulation, advisement, and recruitment programs of the College.


How to Apply

The successful candidate must begin work by August 1, 2022.  Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications, experience, and labor market. (Contract is for nine months, but will be paid in 12 equal monthly installments). Excellent references from previous employers must be furnished upon request.

A completed Southeastern Community College application (located on the SCC website), a resume, letter of interest addressing the requirements and educational transcripts (unofficial copies of transcripts will be sufficient for the screening process, but official copies must be submitted prior to employment) must be submitted to the college Human Resources Office in order for applicants to be considered for this position.  Initial review of application will be June 24, 2022.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit all documents as requested on the SCC website.  Inquiries should be directed to the Human Resources Office, Southeastern Community College, P.O. Box 151, Whiteville, NC  28472.  Telephone (910) 788-6310 or (910) 788-6206.

An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer


Job Post Contact

Bill Maultsby