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Full Time Faculty Criminal Justice

Mount Wachusett Community College
Job Location:
Gardner, 01440
Criminal Justice

Company Description:

Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) is a highly regarded educational institution located in Gardner, Massachusetts and accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Established in 1963, MWCC serves the educational needs of the communities of North Central Massachusetts with innovative undergraduate education, early college programs, workforce development, personal enrichment, and community service. With a strong emphasis on academic excellence, MWCC provides a supportive environment for individuals to pursue their educational goals, enhance professional skills, and seek personal growth. As a beacon of opportunity, Mount Wachusett Community College empowers individuals from all walks of life, fostering their development and transformation.

We hope you will consider applying for one of our open positions, and discover all that Mount    Wachusett Community College and the North Central Massachusetts region have to offer.

Mount Wachusett Community College embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion as core values and makes it our mission to proactively focus on improving racial equity in our college community. We value equity-minded individuals with commitment to serve student learners from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities, and orientations. Therefore, we strongly encourage applicants who share our commitment and who understand the benefits of culturally relevant practices needed in an educational environment.

Job Description:

General Statement of Duties:

Mount Wachusett Community College seeks an educator who believes that engaging and authentic teaching matters more than anything else in the pursuit of student success. This educator designs an innovative classroom culture that embraces diversity and fosters student empowerment. Building positive connections, the successful faculty member will create a sense of belonging that motivates students and strengthens their desire to learn.

The faculty member provides classroom instruction in all areas related to the criminal justice field. The faculty should be committed to using active learning strategies and student engagement. The faculty member will possess excellent writing and communication skills, academic credentials, technological proficiency, and the expertise to provide students in programs across the college with the knowledge and critical thinking skills needed for future academic and career opportunities in the criminal justice field. This faculty member will teach at the Gardner, Leominster, campuses as well as online.


  • Provides classroom instruction in all areas of criminal justice including criminal justice introduction, corrections, procedures, investigations, policing procedures, and police reporting;
  • Advises approximately 18 students and maintains office hours;
  • Serves on college committees as elected or appointed;
  • Attends regularly scheduled program, division, and college meetings;
  • Teaches courses as assigned by the dean;
  • Assists the program chair in the development of new courses and/or programs as necessary;
  • Participates in college service activities (e.g., college committees, meetings, activities, etc.);
  • Participates in community service and professional development activities; and
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree or higher in criminal justice or a closely related field;
  • 3-5 years college level teaching experience;
  • Proven track record of student engagement and success;
  • Ability to teach all levels of criminal justice content; and
  • Proficient in oral and written communication

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching first generation and underserved students;
  • Experience with active and experiential teaching and learning;
  • Strong interpersonal skills; and
  • Knowledge of nationally-recognized reform efforts in the areas of instructional and curricular innovation practices.

Equivalency Statement

Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.

Additional Information:

Salary:  $47,931.00-$81,488.00

 **Actual Salary will be determined in accordance with the classification system of MCCC/MTA commensurate with Education & Experience.

Employee Status: Full Time Faculty

Benefits: Yes

Mount Wachusett Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

Application Instructions:

Candidates for employment should be aware that although the COVID 19 Vaccination Requirement Policy is no longer in effect, all Community College students, faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to be up to date with vaccination against COVID-19. For additional information related to the status of the COVID19 Vaccination Requirement Policy, please visit:

The following documents are required:

1. Resume

2. Cover Letter

Anticipated Effective Date: September 1, 2024

Priority will be given to applications received prior to  April 18, 2024

Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Candidates may be subject to employment screening to include both a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) request and a Sexual Offender Registry Information (SORI).

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