Program Chair/Instructor - Criminal Justice

Program Chair/Instructor - Criminal Justice


Edgecombe Community College
2009 West Wilson Street
Tarboro, NC 27886
Phone: 252-823-5166


Commensurate with experience


State of NC

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Friday, September 18, 2020
Closes: Friday, October 2, 2020

Target Start Date

Saturday, January 2, 2021

Expected Work Hours


Reports to

Dean – Division of Arts & Sciences

Employment Type

Full-Time Position

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in Criminal Justice or Master’s degree in another field plus 18 graduate hours in Criminal Justice; at least 3 years teaching in postsecondary education; and demonstrated proficiency in curriculum design, student advising, and program administration and evaluation.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree in Criminal Justice; 18 graduate credits in Political Science or Public Policy; 3-5 years of relevant field experience in criminal justice (law enforcement, corrections, probation/parole, homeland security; 3-5 years teaching in a community college setting; supervisory experience; and demonstrated proficiency in curriculum design, student advising, and program administration and evaluation.

Position Description

The program chair is appointed by the Vice President of Instruction to serve as a link between faculty and administration and to exercise authority over and responsibility for the development and administration of the criminal justice program.

As an instructor, perform the essential job functions of curriculum instructors specified in the Instructor - Curriculum and/or Clinical Instructor - Curriculum job descriptions in addition to the following:

Work with the appropriate administrator in instructional matters.

Be responsible for the quality of the face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses taught in the program or department and continuously evaluate for their improvement.

Meet with students concerning problems they may be having with faculty or courses in the program; meet with direct reports concerning problems they may be having with students; ensure that all difficulties with students are documented in Maxient.

Assist in recruitment and retention efforts and program review process.

Meet with prospective students as requested.

Assist in building and maintaining high "esprit de corps" in the department and among the entire faculty.

Be responsible for inventory, care, and maintenance of equipment and supplies specifically assigned to the curriculum.

Be responsible for developing and monitoring the annual equipment, materials, travel, and supply budget for the department within the amount of money allocated to the school and to each program or department.

Continuously evaluate textbooks and supplemental materials used in the program.

Assist in the development of the semester curriculum schedule as requested by the Dean and VP of Instruction.

Develop and/or maintain a course syllabus for each course offered by the department.

Assist the Dean and Vice President of Instruction in recruitment, selection, orientation, and evaluation of full and part-time departmental faculty.

Conduct audits and classroom observations each semester; provide ongoing supervision of all full and part-time direct reports, including but not limited to daily class coverage at all college locations; leave requests and records; and review of census and class attendance rosters.

Order all textbooks for courses offered by the department. Turn in textbook orders to the bookstore according to established deadlines.

After consulting with the appropriate departmental instructor, either approve or disapprove student requests for proficiency examinations.

Serve on College committees as assigned.

Advise students in the appropriate area.

Job Post Contact

Susan Barkalow, Director of Human Resources Edgecombe Community College 2009 West Wilson St. Tarboro, NC 27886