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Assistant Professor - Criminal Justice
SUNY Ulster Stone Ridge, NY

Assistant Professor - Criminal Justice

SUNY Ulster
Stone Ridge, NY
  • $53,400 to $66,900 Yearly
  • Vision , Medical , Dental , Life Insurance , Retirement
  • Full-Time
Job Description
Assistant Professor
Faculty- Criminal Justice & Coordinator of Criminal Justice Programs

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled,
Priority Screening: January 31, 2024 @ 4:OOPM

Position Summary:
This is a full-time, tenure-track academic faculty appointment in Criminal Justice, beginning August 2024. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a variety of criminal justice courses such as: Criminal Justice System, Criminal Law, Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice, Ethics in Criminal Justice, and Understanding Crime and Criminal Behavior. This position also serves as the Coordinator of the Criminal Justice (CRJ) Programs. The successful candidate must have teaching experience, preferably at the community college level. The ideal candidate will also be a certified NYS General Topics Police Instructor with the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services and a contributing instructor for our integrated Police Basic Training (PBT) certificate program courses.

Examples of Duties:

As a fulltime faculty member in the department, the successful candidate will also:
  • Use and develop a variety of effective teaching and assessment methods to engage student interest and address a variety of learning styles.
  • Integrate appropriate instructional technology into the classroom to enhance student learning.
  • Evaluate student work using clear criteria relevant to the course content and learning outcomes.
  • Maintain and submit accurate records according to published deadlines (i.e., grades, syllabi, enrollment reports).
  • Participate in the department schedule development process.
  • Assess student learning and develop plans to improve student learning based on student outcomes.
  • Advise and instruct students regarding programs of study, other institutions of higher education, lifelong learning resources, and effective study skills; refer students to support services. programs, resources, and other professionals as appropriate
  • Develop and update curriculum. including the ability to integrate multicultural perspectives and participate in the program review process.

Personal and Professional Qualities:
  1. Knowledge of and commitment to community college teaching;
  2. Ability to work cooperatively in a productive team environment
  3. Excellent interpersonal skills;
  4. Ability to work with community groups and campus organizations;
  5. Effective oral and written communication skills;
  6. Ability to meet the needs of community college learners with diverse backgrounds and a wide range of skills and goals.
Minimum Qualifications
  • A Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice Administration, Public Administration, Police Science, or a closely-related field; Or Juris Doctorate degree
  • Relevant professional experience in one of the fields of criminal justice, such as criminal law, policing, probation, corrections, courts, or victim advocacy.

  • Commitment to community college goals and objectives of providing quality programs and services for culturally, socio-economically, ethnically, and academically diverse students and students with disabilities; personal qualities to work effectively and with sensitivity in a multicultural environment; awareness of and commitment to the needs of non-traditional and/or re-entry students with diverse abilities and interests.

Preferred Qualifications
  1. Exceptional academic scholarship in the discipline
  2. Professional experience that informs a well-rounded view of the criminal justice system and the policing profession from all stakeholders.
  3. Demonstrated ability to teach Criminal Justice courses at the community college level, using varied teaching methods that engage students in their own learning, including learning outcomes that motivate students to develop higher-order thinking skills, and ensure consistent and appropriate monitoring of student progress.
  4. Demonstrated approach to teaching that is student centered and supportive of diverse student needs
  5. A willingness to utilize diverse methods of teaching and to experiment with teaching methods/technologies to accommodate various student learning styles
  6. Ability to teach online courses.
  7. Certified NYS General Topics Police Instructor and specialty instructor with the Division of Criminal Justice Services.
An initial starting salary of $53,400 - $66,900 will be commensurate with education, training, and experience per academic year with an excellent benefits package has been allocated for this position. This position is contingent upon adequate funding. 
 Assignment and Anticipated start date.
The selected candidate will participate in campus-wide events beginning August 19, 2024. The assignment will include an annual base-teaching schedule of up to 25 semester hours of lecture or a combination of laboratory and lecture, with the equivalent of 5 semester hours of release time for Coordinator duties. Full time faculty members will advise up to 25 student advisees. If requested in excess of 25 students, full time faculty members will be assigned proportionate release time or overload pay.

Additional Information:

SUNY Ulster offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision, life insurance, NYS or SUNY TIAA Retirement Plans, SUNY Perks, tuition waivers, including dependent waivers, and SUNY tuition assistance.
In addition, SUFA-covered members receive, on an annual basis: 12 sick days, 5 personal days, and holidays indicated on the SUNY Ulster Academic Calendar. 

Application Process:
The position is open until filled. However, to ensure consideration, application materials should be received by 4:00 pm on January 31, 2024 to be given priority consideration. SUNY Ulster reserves the right to close, continue, cancel, postpone or restart the recruitment at any time.

Applicants must submit the following materials to be considered for the position:
  • Cover Letter/ letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae or Resume
  • Copies of all undergraduate and graduate level Transcripts (Official transcripts will be required upon hire)
  • Contact information for three references, and
  • A statement of philosophy regarding teaching and the role of today’s community college
Please submit only materials requested. All documents included in your application file become the property of the College. Applicants who fail to submit all required materials will not be considered.
We invite you to be part of a dedicated community of learners in an academic department that puts students first. Please go to for additional campus community information.

SUNY Ulster is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The college encourages applications from all qualified applicants. This position is contingent upon adequate funding. Offer and assignment of employment is subject to verification of all information provided on the employment application, credentials, transcripts, fingerprint check, verification of the right to work in the United States and all other required pre-employment conditions are met.

Applicants who are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act and who, due to a disability, require accommodations for completing the application process, testing (if required for the position), or the interview, should notify the Human Resources Office 10 working days before the accommodation is required.

Neither the smoking of tobacco (nor other substances) nor the use of electronic vaporizers is permitted on the campus grounds.

SUNY Ulster does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews.  All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. Internal applicants are not guaranteed an interview.

Conditions of Employment
Employment with SUNY Ulster is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements, and the Board of Trustees has approved. Offer and assignment of employment is subject to verification of all information provided on the employment application, fingerprint check, verification of the right to work in the United States and all other required pre-employment conditions are met.

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