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Instructor, Criminal Justice

Des Moines Area Community College
Job Location:
Ankeny, 50023
Criminal Justice

Job Summary

Provides competency-based quality instruction in accordance with the stated philosophy and objectives of the College in classroom, lab and clinical settings. Assignment may include evening, off-campus, or multiple campus location teaching, individualized and/or competency-based instruction and/or online/distance learning.

Essential Functions

Teaches assigned courses in the classroom and online in accordance with course competencies and syllabi. Develops and/or utilizes a variety of instructional strategies, techniques and delivery methods designed to meet the individual learning styles of students. Fosters a safe and civil learning environment. Develops and maintains current course syllabi and outlines; prepares lecture/lab and class materials. Informs students about course requirements, evaluation procedures, and attendance policies. Works collegially in an academic environment; participates in College and program projects, events, and committee work, including advisory committee activities and advising student organizations. Monitors, evaluates, and documents student attendance, progress and competency attainment; submits related reports as required. Maintains established office hours and is otherwise available to assist students outside of the classroom. Participates in the ongoing development and revision of curriculum and course materials and competencies, and in the selection of textbooks and other instructional materials/equipment. Advises students regarding their academic needs and refers them for additional assistance as needed. Promotes the College and the program and assists in recruiting and marketing the program to prospective students. Participates in professional development activities and stays current in his/her field.

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in Criminal Justice, Law degree, or master’s degree in related field (e.g. Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Public Administration, or Homeland Security) with at least 12 graduate semester hours in a combination of the qualifying fields that provide a foundation in the subject matter being taught.Ability to function effectively in a team environment.Demonstrated effectiveness working with populations having diverse values, and/or coming from varied cultures and backgrounds.

Desired Qualifications

Experience working in law enforcement, including patrol and/or investigation units, commonly experienced in local or state law enforcement.

College teaching experience.Ability to use and apply alternative instructional delivery systems to enhance learning.Experience in curriculum development and assessment.

Physical Requirements


    • Sit


  • Stand


  • Lift Knuckle to Waist 20 lbs
  • Lift Floor to Waist < 10 lbs
  • Carry 20 lbs
  • Push/pull horizontal < 20 lbs
  • Push/pull vertical < 5 lbs up to 84 in
  • Lateral Pinch
  • Forward & Overhead Reach
  • Crouch
  • Neck Flexion, Extension & Rotation
  • Fine Motor Coordination
  • Hand & Foot Coordination
  • Ability to be Mobile

Mobility accommodations will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and determined by the essential functions of this position.

Physical Demand Category Light

Post offer, Pre-Employment Physical Test N/A

Work Schedule

9 Month per Year Faculty Schedule

Posting Date 03/22/2024

Deadline for Submitting Applications 04/15/2024

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