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Instructor- Criminal Justice & Homeland Security

Austin Peay State University
Job Location:
Clarksville, Tennessee
Criminal Justice
Position Summary

The Department of Criminal Justice at Austin Peay State University invites applications for the position of full-time Instructor of Criminal Justice. This non-tenure-track, three year renewable, full-time faculty position entails approximately nine-months of full-time service with potential for summer teaching.

The Department of Criminal Justice currently offers both a bachelor of science and a master's of science in criminal justice with an optional concentration in homeland security. The program enrolls over 400 students in both their undergraduate program and newly launched graduate program. The Department of Criminal Justice offers its courses through diverse delivery methods including face to face, online, and hybrid/blended formats and the successful candidate must be prepared to teach in all these formats. The successful candidate will contribute to and assist with the new graduate program. Courses may require teaching at the Clarksville campus or the Ft. Campbell Center.

The Department of Criminal Justice is among the University's fastest growing. The position's responsibilities include teaching courses as assigned by the chair. More information about the department can be found at

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will: 
  • Teach 4 or 5 courses (undergraduate and graduate level) per academic semester as assigned by the chair
  • Additional duties may include supervision of internships and other duties as assigned by the chair. 
  • Faculty may teach during the summer semesters for additional compensation (subject to availability)
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

.- We are particularly interested in candidates with a law background to teach various courses in the area of criminal law, criminal evidence procedure, homeland security law, terrorism and the law, and other areas of interest to the candidate.
  • Work experience inside the criminal justice institutions (law enforcement, courts, corrections). 
  • An ability to teach courses on a wide range of criminal justice topics. 
  • Experience teaching across a variety of delivery methods (online, hybrid, face to face, etc.) is desirable.
Required Minimum Qualifications
  • J.D. or Masters in Criminal Justice or closely-related field from an accredited institution. Other disciplines may be considered, but must be accompanied by experience or background in areas of criminal justice, law enforcement, corrections, or court administration. 
  • A background search will be required of the successful applicant.
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