Aurora University

Criminal Justice Faculty Position/Chair of Criminal Justice

Aurora University seeks talented faculty who are passionate about teaching and learning. As a private institution, Aurora University expects faculty to be involved in the lives of students through mentoring, student support, enrollment initiatives, and other activities related to the college experience. To facilitate this highly interactive faculty/student relationship, the typical teaching load is three 4 credit-hour courses per semester. Student advising is supported by professional staff. Undergraduate faculty share in the delivery of the general education program, most often by teaching within the university's interdisciplinary core. Evidence of successful teaching, or a strong potential for successful teaching, is required for all positions. Experience teaching at a smaller, private institution is highly preferred.

Criminal Justice: Assistant or Associate Professor (Clinical or Tenure track)

(Applications submitted by 1 October 2020 will receive full consideration)

The successful candidate will serve as both a faculty member and the department chairperson. Faculty responsibilities include effectively teaching Criminal Justice courses at the baccalaureate and masters' degree levels.  Candidates with expertise in policing and law enforcement are preferred. The faculty member must be involved with students outside of classes by mentoring them on future educational and career plans. The faculty member will be expected to be involved in the university with curriculum development, program assessments, and engagement in institutional service, scholarship, and education initiatives. Department chair responsibilities include leading the faculty and students through departmental initiatives; managing financial and human capital resources; reviewing and refining curriculum; collaborating with full time and part time faculty to support ongoing development as educators; and recruiting and supporting students providing mentorship and career consultation.  Note that department chairs receive a reduced teaching load.  A PhD degree in Criminal Justice is preferred. A Master's degree in Criminal Justice or a related discipline is required. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate effective teaching methods and a strong commitment to student success. Candidates with administrative experiences (in higher education or other settings) are particularly encouraged to apply.

All benefit-eligible faculty positions offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, life, long term disability, a 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission. Applications must include a letter of intent including description of education, certifications held, and all relevant experience, current curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references including phone numbers (candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted). Electronic applications welcomed.

Please submit application materials as follows:

Hardcopy submissions:
Faculty Search, Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs
Aurora University
347 S. Gladstone Ave.
Aurora, IL 60506

Electronic submissions:
facultysearch@aurora.edu

Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.