The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Criminal Justice is a 9-month full-time faculty member in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences with responsibilities for teaching, student advising, service, and continued scholarship in the field. Teaching responsibilities include 30 contact hours per academic year; other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, scholarship and service activities. The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Criminal Justice also fulfills all responsibilities of a full-time faculty member as defined in the Stevenson University Policy Manual and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences Full-Time Faculty Job Description.
Master's Degree in Criminal Justice or a related field plus two or more years of experience teaching at the undergraduate level as primary instructor with full responsibility for course development and delivery and commitment to quality teaching.
Demonstrated knowledge and documented expertise in the teaching of Criminal Justice.
Ability to create learning experiences that will help students to develop professionally, intellectually, and socially.
Experience with and commitment to educational assessment policies.
Ability to work effectively with colleagues in the department and the University.
Commitment to advising, mentoring, and guiding students.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with students, peers, and professional contacts.
Proficiency in Microsoft applications, including PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.
Excellent technology and organizational skills and experience working with Blackboard or a similar platform.
Ability to travel between campuses.
Ability to work evenings and weekends.
Engage in instructional activity totaling 30 contact hours per academic year.
Teaching responsibilities that include time spent in face-to-face courses and in immediate preparation for them; preparing teaching materials; conferring with students on course materials; directing individual and group studies; reviewing projects and papers; evaluating assignments and examinations or presentations; supervising independent study projects; and submitting grades. Stevenson University uses the Blackboard course management system.
Maintain and improve competence in subjects being taught.
Prepare courses and syllabi in accordance with published faculty guidelines.
Provide timely feedback to students via assignments, exams, and other forms of assessment.
Hold office hours (minimum of 3 hours per week).
Conduct student advising activities including time spent providing students with support, resources, and/or recommendations regarding academic, curricular, career and/or graduate school matters.
Represent the Criminal Justice program at campus events such as Open Houses and Preview/Accepted Students Days.
Meet with students as related to instructional activity, academic advising, and mentoring.
Evaluate, update, and revise courses regularly.
Participate in the assessment activities of the Department, School, and University.
Act as faculty advisor to Criminal Justice-sponsored student clubs and/or honor societies.
Attend all faculty, staff, University, and School of Humanities and Social Sciences meetings.
Attend all convocations, including commencement exercises.
Engage and participate in the life and work of the department, School of Humanities & Social Sciences, and Stevenson University.
Engage in continuing professional development related to the field and pedagogical best practices.
Collegiality, as well as professional and ethical conduct, enhances teaching, learning and the general reputation of all persons in the academy. Therefore, all faculty members are expected to serve in a collegial fashion and in accordance with professional and ethical principles when dealing with other faculty members, students, administrators, and members of the public.
As Maryland's third-largest independent university, Stevenson serves more than 4,400 students pursuing bachelor's, master's, and adult undergraduate degrees in the classroom and online. Founded in 1947 as Villa Julie College, the University is committed to providing a career-focused education and to offering programs that ensure our students' success in an increasingly dynamic job market.The University imbues its emphasis on career throughout the educational experience, from coursework to experiential learning. In addition to providing students with a quality liberal arts education, the University also stays true to its tagline, "Imagine Your Future. Design Your Career." Stevenson graduates gain the knowledge and skills that they can apply to not just their first job or graduate course but also carry with them throughout their lives. This promise is made explicit through the Career ArchitectureSM model, which carefully mentors students through a process of learning who they are within a framework of theory, practice, and mentoring. Stevenson has historically high job and graduate school placement rates for its students, helping them find success by starting their careers or by ente...ring graduate school for continuing their education. In 2013, the Maryland Career Development Association (MCDA) recognized the impact of the Career Architecture process by awarding Stevenson with its annual MCDA Organizational Career Planning Award. This award recognizes an institution that has developed an excellent program for career development within the organization.