Faculty Vacancies

Vacancy - Forensic Investigations Program Coordinator Faculty

(Recruitment Number 11230817)

Washburn University’s Criminal Justice and Legal Studies Department invites applications for one faculty position in Forensic Investigations.  This is a 12 month full-time appointment as the program coordinator of the newly developed Forensic Investigations program. Position begins January 1, 2018.   Appointment to a non-tenure or tenure track position will depend on qualifications, the criteria for Faculty Rank are posted in the Washburn University Faculty Handbook: http://www.washburn.edu/faculty-staff/faculty-resources/faculty-handbook/faculty-handbook-section-3.html#

The responsibilities of this position will include:  Coordination of the Forensic Investigations program; teach 4 undergraduate forensic investigations courses/criminal justice courses per semester, academic advising to students, holding on-campus office hours at least 3 days per week and service (professional, community, and university).    If the position is hired as a tenure-track Assistant Professor, responsibilities will also include scholarly activity. Salary competitive and commensurate with education/experience. 

Required Education/Experience:  1) a Master’s Degree in Forensic Science or Criminal Justice with a strong emphasis in forensics, or a closely related field 2) evidence of a commitment to excellence in teaching, with the ability to teach a variety of forensic courses at the undergraduate level, and 3) three years of experience in the field of crime scene investigations and teaching experience at the undergraduate level.

Preferred qualifications for consideration of appointment as Assistant Professor:  1) a PhD in Forensic Science or Criminal Justice with a strong emphasis in forensics, or a closely related field. (ABD will be considered and the doctorate must be earned by June 30, 2019.), and 2) Applicants requesting consideration for a tenure-track appointment must provide evidence of research in the field of forensics.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Review of Applicants begins Sept. 21, 2017, and continues until the position is filled.  Send application letter noting a clear indication of which track they wish to be considered, vita, copies of transcripts and name/address/phone numbers of 3 references to: Ms. Beth Kuhn, Office of the Dean (BE 306), Washburn University, 1700 SW College Ave. Topeka, KS 66621 (DO NOT SEND ADDITIONAL MATERIALS UNLESS REQUESTED). The successful candidate will be required to submit to a background check prior to hire and to submit official transcripts. Washburn University is an EOE. To enrich education through diversity, candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. http://www.washburn.edu