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Criminology & Criminal Justice Adjunct Faculty Pool - AY 2017-18 Open Pool

Position Announcement

Position Details

Proposed Start Date 09/16/2017
Working Title Criminology & Criminal Justice Adjunct Faculty Pool - AY 2017-18 Open Pool
Department 310200 - JUS Criminology/Criminal Just Dept
Position Number D97711
Representation AP - AFT, Local 3571

Position Summary

Brief Description of PSU/School/Dept

Criminology & Criminal Justice (CCJ) focuses on the causes, consequences, prevention, and control of criminal activity. It emphasizes the practical application of research evidence to real world crime problems.

The goal of the Criminology & Criminal Justice department is to produce engaged students and high quality, policy-relevant research.

CCJ offers one of the most popular undergraduate majors at PSU. It brings together students with diverse backgrounds who are interested in taking what they learn about crime and justice back to their communities.

CCJ program graduates are highly competitive candidates for jobs in local, state, and federal law enforcement; probation and parole; corrections; non-profit social services; security; public service; and for top law and graduate schools. CCJ has over 100 established internship placement agencies and between 20-25% of graduating CCJ seniors are offered a paying position by their internship agency alone. CCJ students also have opportunities to develop real world crime analysis skills by working with faculty on CCJ’s Portland Crime website.

Position Summary

As an adjunct faculty member in Criminology and Criminal Justice, you will be teaching either core courses or elective courses for our undergraduate student population across a wide range of topics in criminology and criminal justice.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or 5 years of experience in criminology or criminal justice field.

Preferred Qualifications
Key Cultural Competencies

• Creates an environment that acknowledges, encourages and celebrates differences.
• Functions and communicates effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds.
• Seeks opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings with a willingness to change for continual improvement.
• Adheres to all PSU’s policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct.

Environmental Stewardship

Contributes to a culture of environmental stewardship, practices resource conservation, and actively works toward achieving long-term sustainability goals.

Required Professional Standards of Conduct

At Portland State University, all employees are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner which maintains a safe, respectful, and productive environment for faculty, students, administrators, and staff. It is the responsibility of every member of the Portland State University community to conduct themselves in accordance with our PSU Professional Standards of Conduct which are available at

Compensation $928 per credit per AFT collective bargaining agreement.

Application Instructions

Additional Information

Please note, this posting is being used to try to create a pool of qualified adjunct faculty for the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice across a wide range of subject areas. We do not currently have any open adjunct positions for the 2017-2018 academic year. Should the need arise to find a new faculty member to fill in, we will reach out to qualified applicants.

Our planning for the following academic year will begin in spring 2018. We will be in touch with all applicants during that time period.

Does this position require the employee to drive a motor vehicle? No
Background Check Required No

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Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Statement of Teaching Interest