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Associate Professor/Program Manager, Criminal Justice

We currently have a great opportunity to join our team of talented and diverse Faculty and Staff and make a difference in the lives of our students as an Associate Professor/Program Manager of Criminal Justice.

This is a regular full-time, Bargaining Unit teaching position on track for continuing contract.  This standard contract length is 228 days; however, other contract lengths may be available depending on department needs. Assigned campus locations may vary due to enrollment.

The Associate Professor/Program Manager in addition to teaching Criminal Justice courses, provides leadership, vision and direction in the planning, development, and delivery of the Criminal Justice degree program in collaboration with the Dean.  Develops partnerships on and off campus and identifies opportunities for student and program growth.

Interfaces with industry advisory committee to help guide curriculum development and improvement as appropriate, which promotes the highest student learning, attainment of program and course learning outcomes. Teaching responsibilities consist of college credit and career certificate courses.  Leads faculty in the delivery of quality instructional opportunities for students.


Program Manager

1.    Develops and implements curriculum for the degree, creates syllabi template for courses taught in the program and maintains program specific learning outcomes with an appropriate learning assessment plan.

2.    Implements and manages program improvement using learning assessment outcomes, program review and advisory committee input.

3.    In conjunction with the Dean, recruits and recommends adjunct faculty and coordinates adjunct faculty orientations and development.

4.    Provides support to the admissions office for the recruitment of students and recommends strategies to enhance student recruitment, retention, and completion.

5.    Prepares schedules for each term and projects year long course schedule to enhance the student’s ability to complete the program considering student needs, faculty teaching loads, facilities, and fiscal responsibility.  Monitors enrollment to ensure class size requirements are met.

6.    Together with the program faculty and in conjunction with other offices on campus conducts a yearly program review which results in planning to improve the instructional programs and outcomes.

7.    Serves as the program representative and liaison with state and local agencies, business, and industry to ensure that the curriculum reflects current industry standards and content to optimize student placement.

8.    Solicits resources, materials and sponsorships for the program and its student and works in collaboration with the Dean, Grants Office personnel, and other offices on campus to seek external funding opportunities for the program.

9.    Works collaboratively with the Dean to develop a strong and active industry healthcare advisory committee and organizes advisory committee meetings minimally twice a year to ensure curriculum that provides students with knowledge and skills aligned with industry needs.

10.    In collaboration with the Career Development Office, works with industry representatives to develop internship and placement opportunities for students.

11.    Promotes articulation with area schools, colleges, and universities to facilitate student advancement.

12.    Assists in implementing college policies, objectives and functions in accordance with college philosophy and procedures.

13.    In collaboration with other faculty, recommends book adoptions for each course in program.


1.    Plans, organizes, and teaches Criminal Justice and related classes as assigned.

2.    Makes use of professional growth opportunities, including but not limited to the Seminole State Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning and Committee work.

3.    Incorporates teaching strategies relevant to academic discipline that fosters student learning, success, and retention.

4.    Maintains required office hours to provide assistance to students, both individually and in small groups. Counsels students in matters relating to academic progress.

5.    Works with other faculty in support of curriculum improvement as appropriate to promote students’ success and mastery of course and program competencies.

6.    Complies with College policies and procedures in accordance with required deadlines.

7.    Works with other College departments and to engage community partners that support the College’s Mission and Vision.

8.    Maintains current licensure (if applicable) and knowledge of discipline and teaching methods.

9.    Performs all site and position specific responsibilities as assigned. Tasks may include, but are not limited to, ordering, and maintaining necessary supplies and equipment for department, maintaining allocated budget, developing class schedules and/or course sequence and participating in discipline related student activities.


1.    Master’s degree in criminal justice or related field with minimum 18 graduate hours in Criminal Justice or closely related field.

2.    Five years of work experience in the Criminal Justice field.

3.    Working knowledge of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement rules and regulations and CJSTC policies and procedures.

4.    Ability to obtain FDLE Instructor certification.

5.    Experience working in AS Degree, vocational or criminal justice training programs.


1.    Demonstrated understanding of the learning centered approach to teaching.

2.    Experience utilizing technology and innovative pedagogy to deliver exceptional teaching and learning.

3.    Teaching experience.

Salary is $54,317 to $798,218 and is commensurate with related work experience and education in accordance with the Bargaining Unit Faculty Salary Schedule listed in Article 26 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

In addition to a competitive salary Seminole State College offers an attractive total rewards package including: a variety of health insurance plan options, fully paid dental and life insurance coverage; tuition reimbursement for employees and qualified dependents, professional development opportunities great work-life balance including time off when the College is closed, paid holidays and sick leave. In addition, employees participate in the Florida Retirement System and have several retirement options. The College pays a percentage towards retirement, based on the employee's selected plan.

To ensure full consideration, all of the following documents are required to be submitted along with the completed online application by the closing date:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Transcripts showing the date of degree conferral (unofficial copies accepted)
  • Letters of recommendation are strongly encouraged