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Adjunct Faculty - Criminal Justice & Forensics Investigation (Spring - Summer 2024)

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Work type: Adjunct
Location: Jacksonville (Main Campus)
Categories: Faculty

Jacksonville State University

Adjunct Faculty Position

Criminal Justice & Forensics Investigation


The Department of Criminal Justice & Forensics Investigation within Jacksonville State University's College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is seeking an adjunct faculty member to instruct in-person, hybrid, and/or 100% online courses.

Department Information

The Department of Criminal Justice & Forensic Investigation offers two undergraduate degrees: 1. Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, and 2. A Bachelor of Science in Forensic Investigation. A bachelor’s degree in criminal justice merges liberal arts and professional studies into a well-balanced curriculum. The core courses provide a basic understanding of the nature of crime and society’s reaction to crime as well as an in-depth explanation of the various components within the U.S. criminal justice system. Students will acquire knowledge and skills for future employment that will also serve as a basis for advanced studies. Whereas a bachelor’s degree in forensic investigation prepares our students for careers in local, state, and federal agencies in either an investigative or laboratory capacity. We expose our students to the latest techniques which are used by law enforcement agencies or forensic service providers. They will learn the important facets of crime scene investigation or laboratory analysis depending on which track they select in the program. They will also acquire knowledge and skills for future employment that will also serve as a basis for advanced studies.

About JSU

Founded in 1883, Jacksonville State University is a learning-centered university in Jacksonville, Alabama, whose mission is to provide distinctive educational, cultural and social experiences for a diverse student population.

Located in the Appalachian foothills of northeast Alabama, approximately midway between Birmingham and Atlanta, JSU is home to more than 9,600 students representing 61 countries. As a learning-centered university, it strives to challenge students academically in a responsive environment, meeting their educational, career and personal goals. As an academic institution, it seeks to produce broadly educated graduates prepared for global engagement. As a public, comprehensive university, it promotes excellence in scholarly and service activities consistent with its academic and professional strengths. For a complete list of Goals, Core Values and Strategies to fulfill this Mission, go to JSU Strategic Plan.

Academically JSU offers 101 academic programs and concentrations, including bachelor's, master's, post-baccalaureate, doctoral and advanced certificate programs in a variety of disciplines that prepare graduates for meaningful careers and ongoing education.  More than 40 online programs are offered.  The University features seven schools on its 459-acre campus - Arts and Humanities; Business and Industry; Education & Professional Studies; Health Professions and Wellness; Behavioral and Social Sciences; Science & Mathematics and Library. Most academic programs have discipline-specific accreditations, a reflection of their quality and JSU’s commitment to excellence.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree appropriate for the discipline, or a JD with experience working in a criminal justice related field.
  • Experience with in-person, hybrid/blended, or 100% online instruction

Preferred Qualifications

  • Candidates who hold current relevant professional credentials.
  • College or University teaching experience.
  • Teaching and/or conducting action research at the higher education level.
  • Evidence of teaching excellence.
  • Teaching experience.
  • Experience working with culturally diverse populations.
  • Experience teaching using the Canvas platform and Microsoft Teams.

Required Application Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Unofficial Transcripts (Official Transcripts required upon hire)

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Equal Employment Opportunity: JSU is an Equal Employment, Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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