Instructor or Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice (Non-Tenure track)

  • Peru State College
  • Peru, NE
  • Apr 20, 2021
Full time Law & Criminal Justice

Job Description

POSITION: Instructor or Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice (Non-Tenure track)

DEPARTMENT: School of Professional Studies

DATE OPENED: Consideration of applications begins immediately

STARTING DATE: August 2021

SALARY: Competitive salary and excellent benefits package. Nine-month contract with potential for summer appointments.


  • Teaching a 12 hour load per semester of online and onsite undergraduate courses;
  • Advise and mentor students during the college experience and in career preparation;
  • Provide service to the College and actively participate in campus life on main campus in Peru, NE;
  • Demonstrate active professional development and contribution to the academic discipline;
  • Pursue continuous improvement of instructional practices;
  • Implement student engagement practices in and outside the traditional learning space;
  • Work effectively with a diverse student population, many of whom are first generation college students. 


  • Master's in Criminal Justice, Forensics or related field required. Rank to be determined based on qualifications.
  • Ability to teach a wide variety of criminal justice courses, including but not limited to Criminalistics, Juvenile Delinquency, Community-Based Corrections, Survey of Criminal Justice and Research Methods.
  • At least 5 years professional experience in law enforcement, crime scene investigations, criminal attorney, parole, or position similar preferred.
  • The capacity to conduct research independently and collaboratively with other faculty and with students.
  • Experience and/or strong commitment and interest with increasing student success and engagement, particularly of underrepresented students. 
  • Experience/interest in online instruction and integrating technology into courses strongly preferred.
  • Successful teaching experience is preferred.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: An employment application is available on our website at Send the completed application plus letter of interest, curriculum vitae clearly showing education, work background and years of experience, statement of teaching philosophy, and academic transcripts (photocopies accepted).

This position is subject to veterans preference. Offers of employment will be conditional upon satisfactory results of a background check.

GENERAL INFORMATION: PSC's "Campus of a Thousand Oaks," an arboretum campus, is nestled in historic southeast Nebraska. The state's first college, Peru State provides students of all backgrounds access to engaging educational experiences to strengthen and enrich communities, Nebraska and the world. PSC is a member institution of the Nebraska State College System. For more information, visit or call 1-800-742-4412.

PSC is an equal opportunity institution. PSC does not discriminate against any student, employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, or age in employment and education opportunities, including but not limited to admission decisions. The College has designated an individual to coordinate the College's non-discrimination efforts to comply with regulations implementing Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act, Title IX, of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Reports regarding discrimination or harassment may be directed to the following Compliance Coordinator. In addition, inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies and practices may be directed to the Compliance Coordinator: Ms. Eulanda Cade, Peru State College, Administration Building, Room 312, PO Box 10, 600 Hoyt Street, Peru, NE 68421-0010, (402) 872-2230

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