Lead Instructor - Criminal Justice

Lead Instructor - Criminal Justice


Surry Community College
630 South Main Street
Dobson, NC 27017
Phone: 336-386-8121

Job Location

Main Campus (Dobson, NC)


Commensurate with degree/experience.


Full Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Closes: Sunday, May 15, 2022

Target Start Date

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Expected Work Hours


Reports to

Division Chair - Social Sciences

Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in Criminal Justice or master’s degree with a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in Criminal Justice.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in Criminal Justice or master’s degree with a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in Criminal Justice.

Completed Quality Matter Teaching Online Certificate or equivalent certification

Position Description

Working in collaboration with the Division Chair, the Lead Instructor provides leadership for the program and the college. It is expected that Lead Instructors perform their duties in the spirit of cooperation with the Division Chairs. The duties of the position should be performed in a timely manner in consultation with the Division Chair and Dean of Academics. Primary administrative responsibilities include program development/management, budget development/management, maintaining programmatic accreditation/external partnerships, and providing oversight of the day-to-day operations for faculty and staff. Instructional responsibilities require a strong program skill set and the ability to teach students effectively in an instructional environment. The Lead Instructor is a member of the full-time faculty and maintains all the job responsibilities of a full-time faculty member in addition to Lead responsibilities.

The Lead Instructor role at SCC includes three levels of responsibility:
• Level I
• Level 2
• Level 3
These levels reflect increasing levels of responsibility and student performance outcomes.

The Level 2 Lead Instructor teaches and is responsible to the appropriate Chair for these duties:A

1. Planning and Evaluating the Instructional Program.
a. Coordinating the instructional program through regularly scheduled advisory program meetings with a minimum of one meeting per academic year, preferably in fall. Minutes of each meeting should be distributed to the Dean of Academics, the Chief Academic and Information Officer, and all Division Chairpersons.
b. Participating actively in the planning process with the Chair, meeting regularly with members of the program to discuss plans for student outcome measures and use of student outcome measure results as related to instructional improvement and operational planning. Entering planning data in the College’s planning software.
c. Coordinate with the Director of Basic Law Enforcement training for the purposes of scheduling and community outreach.
d. Updating the Chair on course revisions, course development, software changes, textbooks, and any other issues impacting the quality and viability of the program.
e. Assisting with the annual program audit (ensuring accuracy of hours scheduled, for example).
f. Developing ISAs and maintaining them, if applicable.

2. Recruitment/Community Outreach
a. Leads the recruitment efforts for the program and coordinates with the Chair and the enrollment department.
b. Assists the Chair in updating program’s promotional literature and website for accuracy.
c. Maintains communication with Law Enforcement agencies within the service region for the purpose of promoting program/courses/recruitment and potential job placement.

3. Reporting Responsibilities
a. Contributing to the development of the program review report in coordination with the Chair and Dean.
b. Preparing and maintaining tentative budgets for equipment, supplies, travel, etc.
c. Maintaining program-related equipment and labs.

a. Conducting in a professional manner all class hours as assigned by the course schedule and academic calendar.
b. Creating correct, professional syllabi that meet Faculty Syllabus Checklist requirements.
c. Creating, administering, and accurately assessing substantive assignments and activities that require critical thinking.
d. Meeting classes on time and for the full duration of the published class time.
e. Posting office hours each semester, providing copies for the Division Chair, Dean of Academics and the Chief Academic and Information Officer, and meeting all posted office hours.
f. Attending all mandatory divisional and college-wide meetings and graduation ceremonies.
g. Notifying the Chair as soon as possible in the event of illness.
h. Maintaining alternative educational activities which students may use in the event of faculty illness.
i. Supporting and following college policies and procedures.
j. Assuming reasonable responsibility for security, maintenance, and inventory of assigned equipment and supplies.
k. Preparing and submitting accurate and precise attendance rosters, student grades, book orders, leave reports, and other assigned documents when due.
l. Assisting in the selection of textbooks and maintaining updated text information.
m. Substituting for other faculty members as assigned by the Chair, Dean of Academics or the Chief Academic and Information Officer.
n. Participating actively in institutional effectiveness planning by identifying expected student outcomes, assessment means, and improvement strategies based on assessment results.
o. Properly submitting assignments and the resulting student artifacts when selected for college-wide General Education Assessment.
p. Preparing supplemental teaching activities, such as developing supplemental Moodle course sites, referring weak students for tutoring, consulting with students, and facilitating help or review sessions outside of class time.

a. Providing accurate academic advising to students whenever needed.
b. Participating in advisor in-service training.

III. COLLEGE SERVICE: Participating in activities that promote the welfare of the college, such as serving on committees, preparing accreditation reports, mentoring new and adjunct faculty, advising SGA-approved student organizations, recruiting for and marketing instructional programs, participating in faculty governance, revising curricula, or otherwise using the faculty member’s academic expertise and skills in the service of the college.

a. Participating in mandatory on-campus professional development activities.
b. Participating in professional development activities in the faculty member’s formally recognized area of expertise, such as attending or presenting at professional conferences, participating in summer institutes or short courses, auditing or taking graduate-level courses, and maintaining membership in professional organizations.


Job Post Contact

Melonie Weathers