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Assistant Professor of Forensic Investigation

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Platteville
Categories: Criminal Justice

Position Summary:

The Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Forensic Investigation. This is a full-time, nine-month basis position starting in August of 2020. 

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated competency, or the capability, for teaching courses in Forensic Investigation. Courses should include some combination of the following: Biometrics/Fingerprinting, Criminalistics, Crime Scene Processing, Forensic Criminology, Criminal Investigation, Research Methods in Forensics, Counter-Terrorism, Medico-Legal Death Investigation, Clandestine Grave Investigation, Courtroom Testimony and Evidence, Evidence Collection and Management, Cyber Crime, and Fraud Investigation.

The typical teaching load is 4 courses per semester (4/4) plus student advising. Other duties may be assigned by the Department Chair. Applicants will also be expected to participate in scholarly activities, provide academic advising to students, and participate in department, college, university and public service.  It is expected that the candidate remains professionally active in the Criminal Justice/Forensic Investigation community. Additional teaching or other responsibilities may be available, including during the summer, depending on department needs and the interest of the selected candidate.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications

  • The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Forensic Science, a related science, Criminal Justice, Engineering (Mechanical or Electrical), Anthropology (specializing in Physical Anthropology) or another closely related field.  An ABD (all but dissertation), if hired, will be contractually obligated to complete the Ph.D. by September 1, 2021.  The preferred candidate would be on track to achieve their Ph.D. by the start date.
  • Alternatively, an M.D. with medico-legal investigatory or laboratory experience will also be considered.
  • Applicants must have evidence of a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education in a liberal arts environment and a willingness to collaborate with both students and faculty.  
  • Applicants must have demonstrable knowledge of the intersection of the domains of Law and Science.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3 years of effective teaching experience at the college level teaching Forensic Investigation and/or Forensic Investigation related courses.
  • 3 years of professional, field, or administrative experience in a Forensic Investigation related arena. 
  • Laboratory (Crime Laboratory or Medical Examiner’s Office) experience.

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

Department Information

The Criminal Justice Department, in the College of Liberal Arts and Education has 9 full-time tenure-track positions and regularly employs an additional 8 instructional academic staff.  The department offers campus and online undergraduate and graduate degrees in Criminal Justice.  The undergraduate program offers a BA/BS in Criminal Justice with majors in Criminal Justice and Forensic Investigation and the graduate program offers a MS in Criminal Justice.

Our students pursue careers in law enforcement, probation-parole, forensic investigation, and corrections at the local, state, and federal levels as well as private sector security and loss prevention management.  Some students go on to law school or graduate school.

 

Campus Information

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

 Application Deadline:

To ensure full consideration applications must be received by November 3, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

How to Apply:

Applications are required to be submitted electronically via the UW-Platteville Careers portal. Complete applications must include:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications as well as statement describing a history of working with or demonstrated commitment to addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and/or other issues of historic marginalization;
  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for three (3) professional references;
  • A statement of your teaching philosophy; and
  • Graduate and Undergraduate Transcripts.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Employment will require a criminal background check.

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

   Dr. Will LeSuer, Assistant Professor, 608-342-1033

 

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

 

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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

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Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.



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