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Instructor, Criminal Justice

Des Moines Area Community College

Job Description



Position Information


Job Title
Instructor, Criminal Justice

Ankeny Campus

Job Number

Employment Date
Fall Semester 2023

Job Category
Faculty Positions

Application & Position Contact Information
Human Resources at (515) 964-6479 or jobs@dmacc.edu for information concerning the application process. James Stick at 515-964-6429 or jwstick@dmacc.edu for information concerning the position or your status once the position has closed.
Posting Detail Information


Salary Information
Per Faculty Salary Schedule

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.

Criminal Justice course competencies can be found by searching DMACC’s course catalog webpage here. Criminal Justice program curriculum can be explored here.

Essential Functions
Teaches assigned courses 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 (e.g., Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Public Administration, or Homeland Security) with at least 18 GSH in a combination of the qualifying fields that provide a foundation in the specific subject matter being taught.
Experience working within the criminal justice system of law enforcement, courts, or corrections, or closely allied occupations.
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
Teaching Experience.
Ability to use and apply alternative instructional delivery systems to enhance learning.
Experience in curriculum development and learning 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

Post offer, Pre-Employment Physical Test

Work Schedule
9 Month Per Year Position

Posting Date

Deadline for Submitting Applications

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
DMACC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer and embraces diversity. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Individuals with disabilities desiring a reasonable accommodation in the application process should notify Human Resources at 515-964-6301 or by email jobs@dmacc.edu.

THIS VACANCY REQUIRES: 1) A complete DMACC Employment Application (personal information, educational history, employment history, and supplemental questions). Incomplete applications and commenting “See Resume” will not be accepted. The application form will be used to screen applicants for required qualifications. 2) Attachment of transcripts to your electronic application. Transcripts must include the applicant’s name and degrees conferred. Scanned copies are acceptable.

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Nondiscrimination Statement:

Nondiscrimination Statement


Nondiscrimination Statement:
Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in its programs, activities, employment practices, or hiring practices, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information (in employment), and actual or potential parental, family or marital status. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law.

Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure (HR3010). Complaint forms may be obtained from the Campus Provost’s office, the Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. ADA questions and concerns may be directed to the Section 504/ADA Coordinator at 2006 S Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA 50023, phone 515-964-6857, dso@dmacc.edu. Title IX questions and concerns may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at 2006 S Ankeny, Blvd, Bldg 1, Ankeny, IA 50023, phone 515-964-6216, Title9@dmacc.edu. Questions or complaints about this policy may be directed to the Director of the Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, phone 312/730-1576, fax 312-730-1576, TDD 800-877-8339, email OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • * Why are you interested in this position and why should we consider you a leading candidate? (250 words or less)

    (Open Ended Question)

  • * Describe your teaching strengths, weaknesses, and style. (250 words or less)

    (Open Ended Question)

  • * Write a brief statement on your philosophy of the function of a comprehensive community college. (250 words or less)

    (Open Ended Question)

  • * What do you consider to be the two most significant issues facing community colleges today? (250 words or less)

    (Open Ended Question)

  • * Please describe your ability to teach the following courses: CRJ100 Introduction to Criminal Justice, CRJ 101 Ethics in Criminal Justice, CRJ 107 Survey of Criminal Justice Agencies, CRJ 141 Criminal Investigation, CRJ 200 Criminology ,CRJ 201 Juvenile Delinquency, CRJ 237 Criminal and Constitutional Law, CRJ 294 CJ Communication Strategies.

    (Open Ended Question)

  • * Please describe how your strengths can contribute to the Criminal Justice program areas of AA – Criminal Justice Transfer Major, AAS Criminal Justice, and certificates in Homeland Security, Crime Scene Investigation, and Emergency Management.

    (Open Ended Question)

  • * How did you learn about this job opening?
    • DMACC Employee Referral
    • Friend/Relative
    • Indeed.com
    • TeachIowa.gov
    • HigherEdJobs
    • CareerBuilder
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • LinkedIn
    • Iowa Workforce Development
    • DMACC Website
    • DMACC Applicant Job Alert Email
    • Other
  • * Have you completed the DMACC Employment Application (all personal information, educational history, employment history, and supplemental questions)?
    • Yes
    • No (If no, please return to the application and complete all additional information.)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  • Transcripts
Optional Documents
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Transcript 2
  • Transcript 3

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