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Criminal Justice Full-time Faculty
Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland
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Date Posted January 07, 2020
Admin-Campus Safety And Police
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline 01/24/2020

Montgomery College is Maryland’s premier community college, serving more than 60,000 students each year through credit and noncredit programs. Montgomery College is one of Maryland’s most diverse community colleges, which includes more than 164 nations represented in our student body. Do you want to join us in our mission of providing an exceptional education and fostering student success? We are dedicated to providing an exceptional education for all of our students, and we recognize that our faculty and staff are integral to our continued success.

Job Title

Criminal Justice Full-time Faculty (F02137)



Job Description Summary

Montgomery College, Rockville Campus, has a need for a full-time criminal justice faculty member (F02137) in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice beginning August 2020 for the 2020-2021 academic year. We are seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated teacher who exhibits a high degree of professionalism, a strong commitment to our students, and demonstrates the ability to motivate and educate in an engaging manner. The successful candidate will be committed to teaching in a multi-cultural, two-year environment, and welcome the opportunity to work with students with diverse learning abilities. Montgomery College provides an excellent opportunity to teach in a large, urban community college setting. This position is part of a collective bargaining unit.



Job Description

With over 500 students majoring in criminal justice, faculty strive to meet our student’s diverse academic needs by offering a wide array of dynamic and challenging courses that are taught in multiple formats and at a wide array of times ensuring ease of access for our busy students.  The curricula is offered for those already employed in the criminal justice profession as well as students interested in pursuing careers with local, state, federal or private agencies within the field. Students enrolled in our criminal justice courses routinely transfer to some of the most prestigious colleges and universities throughout the country including the University of Maryland, College Park, Towson University and the University of Maryland Global Campus.  Montgomery College criminal justice faculty are also actively engaged in a number of student support and co-curricular initiatives as evidenced by their efforts in the development of OER/z-cost instructional material, embedded advising, and the Social Sciences Expo which exposes students to a wide array of curricular and career pathways in the social sciences.  The faculty work closely with the agency partners on our program advisory committee to develop curriculum updates, articulation agreements, career workshops, and student field trips. 


Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Teach 30 semester hours of courses per academic year related to Administration of Justice and other criminal justice courses as appropriate (e.g., Introduction to Law Enforcement, Organization and Administration, Police Operations, Criminal Investigations, and Contemporary Issues).

  • Teach a varied schedule of courses that may include day, night, early morning, weekend, online, and/or accelerated sections.  Opportunities may exist for teaching summer and winter classes.

  • Serve on or lead department, discipline, campus, or college-wide committees; participate in criminal justice coordination at the campus; and mentor part-time faculty.

  • Apply culturally relevant and empathic pedagogies to the teaching and learning process.

  • Engage students in their learning through active collaborative learning approaches.

  • Engage in student outreach events to increase visibility of the criminal justice program and to improve the learning outcomes of students taking criminal justice classes.

  • Incorporate the use of educational enterprise platforms (such as Blackboard) into instruction, including zero-cost resources in the development and delivery of instruction.

  • Communicate with criminal justice faculty on other campuses to ensure a consistent student learning experience.

  • Implement embedded advising and/or embedded classroom support services, and

  • Advise students about discipline course offerings, related certificates, transfer opportunities, and careers in criminal justice.


Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in criminal justice, criminology or another related discipline (graduate coursework must include courses that reflect both depth and breadth in criminal justice).

  • Recent teaching experience at the post-secondary level. Teaching done at the level of a graduate student, teaching assistant, or law enforcement training academy will be considered. 

  • Ability to effectively engage with and facilitate learning for students of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences.

  • Demonstrated commitment to student success including increasing retention, transfer, graduation, and community engagement.

  • Eligible applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States and not require employer visa sponsorship.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in criminal justice or a related discipline.

  • Experience teaching a variety of courses in criminal justice.

  • Evidence of innovative curriculum development to serve diverse student populations.

  • Demonstrated experience using various teaching modalities/formats (e.g., seat-based, blended/hybrid, OER, and online).

  • Experience using teaching technologies (e.g. Blackboard, Canvas, etc.).

  • Evidence of ongoing professional development.

  • A willingness and/or experience teaching distance education courses.

  • Experience with committee, advisory groups, volunteer experience or integrated services.


For consideration, you must:


  • Submit Resume/CV

  • Submit a cover letter

  • Submit a statement of philosophy of teaching

  • Submit an un-official copy of your transcripts from your highest degree earned


Please upload all documents to your online application. Incomplete applications will not be considered

Application Process:

  • Online applications must be received byJanuary 24, 2020


As a condition of employment, the following are required at the time of hire:

  • Successful completion of a background check and degree verification. Must provide proof of US degree equivalency for international degrees.

  • Participation in a retirement plan.


Our benefits package includes: sick leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision, group legal benefits, professional development, retirement plan, educational assistance, tuition waiver for employee and dependents, wellness programming including onsite gyms, pools and classes. 



Closing Date

Friday, January 24, 2020


Montgomery College is a tobacco-free and smoke-free workplace


For disability-related accommodations, please call 240-567-5353

or send an email to: hrstm@montgomerycollege.edu


Montgomery College is an academic institution committed to promoting

equal opportunity and fostering diversity among its student body, faculty, and staff.

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