Instructor-Criminal Justice (9-Month) – College Now

Instructor-Criminal Justice (9-Month) – College Now


Gaston College
201 Highway U.S. 321
Dallas, NC 28034
Phone: 704-922-6200

Job Location

201 Highway 321 South

Dallas, North Carolina, 28034


$49,008.00 - $51,849.00 Annually



Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Closes: Monday, March 11, 2024

Target Start Date

Monday, November 20, 2023

Expected Work Hours

Full-Time Regular Faculty

Employment Type

Full Time

Minimum Qualifications


  • Master’s degree in Criminal Justice (or closely related field with 18 graduate hours in Criminal Justice) from an accredited institution required.
  • Must meet minimum SACSCOC criteria and the minimum criteria of other pertinent accrediting, licensing, and credentialing agencies in the area of teaching assignment.


  • Must be able to lift, carry, push, and/or pull up to 10 pounds.
  • Must be able to travel between campus locations and off-site locations (high school locations). 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior college teaching experience preferred.
  • Community college teaching experience preferred.
  • Online teaching experience using Blackboard learning management system preferred.

Position Description

A full-time faculty member is a College employee whose primary assignment involves teaching or the direct support of teaching.  The position of full-time faculty member is a demanding one that involves delivery of instruction, preparation and evaluation of such instruction, accessibility to students, committee assignments, and service to College and community.  Faculty members teach day and evening classes at multiple instruction sites as required, including online, teaching at high school locations, and teaching synchronously to multiple sites. The primary responsibility of this position will be teaching college classes for high school students. While this is a 9-month position, summer work may be available for faculty, as desired. 



  1. Conduct assigned classes of instruction in the best manner to achieve student learning; present information, ideas, and skills in ways which are appropriate to a variety of learning styles and which show sensitivity to a diverse student population.
  2. Provide students with the approved course syllabus and relate instruction and evaluation to that syllabus.
  3. Treat students with tact and respect, maintain collegial relationships, and work productively as a member of a team.
  4. Evaluate student achievement with timely interim and final performance evaluations and assign grades which reflect College policy and the achievement of course objectives as stated in the syllabus.
  5. Maintain regular office hours, maintain overall accessibility to students, and serve as a success coach to students. Maintain a high-degree of flexibility to be accessible and accommodate student needs, which may require meetings outside of scheduled classroom or office time.  
  6. Maintain instructional quality and effectiveness through constant and timely revisions of programs and course syllabi within assigned content area. Exhibit innovative approach to instruction.
  7. Maintain class records and submit required reports in a timely manner.
  8. Develop new courses and select and recommend appropriate instructional materials. Work to develop new courses using open educational resources (OER) in lieu of textbooks. 
  9. Due to the ongoing evolution of technology, this position requires the regular updating of technical and instructional knowledge, skills, and abilities through professional development or coursework.
  10. Serve on College committees.
  11. Attend and otherwise participate in scheduled Department, Division, and College meetings and participate in graduation.
  12. Maintain currency in content areas through appropriate professional development.
  13. Participate in activities that enhance the College’s service to students and to the community.
  14.  Use of College technology systems such as Blackboard, AVISO, accessibility software, etc. required.

Job Post Contact

Maelle Keener