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The mission of the Division of Diversity and Inclusion 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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We strive to create a campus that:

  • provides access and support for underserved populations;
  • has an inclusive and just culture;
  • values understanding, compassion, and acceptance;
  • is committed to the ideals of social justice;
  • prepares students for global citizenship;
  • and is collaborative, safe, and respectful.

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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 & Social Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Forensic Investigation. This is a full-time, nine-month position starting in August of 2022. Applicants with expertise in any area of forensic investigation will be considered, but we are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in the investigation of specialized scene types, crime analysis, digital evidence, forensic statistics, or emerging fields related to the analysis of physical evidence.

Candidates should consider how their work would complement and expand the department's existing strengths in crime scene documentation, medicolegal death investigation, fingerprint analysis, and forensic anthropology. The ideal candidate would also strengthen existing collaborations with the UW-Platteville Computer Science and Software Engineering Department or form new interdisciplinary collaborations relevant to their expertise.

Great Benefits! Salary range for this position is $58,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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: Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation, Evidence Collection and Preservation, Crime Scene Processing Techniques, Criminalistics, and specialized courses in the candidate's area of expertise.

The typical teaching load is 4 courses per semester (4/4). Additional responsibilities include actively participating in research and scholarship, providing academic advising and career mentorship to students, and engaging in service to the department, university, profession, and public. Other duties may be assigned by the Department Chair. It is expected that the candidate will demonstrate continued membership in and engagement with relevant professional organizations.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications

  • The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Forensic Science, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Statistics, Physical Science, or discipline relevant to the candidate's experience as it relates to Forensic Investigation. An ABD (all but dissertation), if hired, will be contractually obligated to have earned their Ph.D. by January 1, 2023.  The preferred candidate would be on track to achieve their Ph.D. by the start date.
  • 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.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3 years of experience at the university level teaching Forensic Investigation/Science courses.
  • 3 years of professional, field, or administrative experience in a Forensic Investigation related arena. 
  • Applicant has experience or interest in developing and teaching new courses.
  • Applicant has demonstrated competency in delivering courses in the online modality.
  • Applicant has led research involving undergraduate students.

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

Department Information

The Department of Criminal Justice & Social Sciences’ Criminal Justice and Forensic Investigation programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Education have 8 full-time tenure-track positions and regularly employs an additional 8 instructional academic staff.  The undergraduate program offers a BA/BS in Criminal Justice and BS in Forensic Investigation. The graduate program offers a MS in Criminal Justice. The Forensic Investigation program offers Crime Scene Investigation and Laboratory emphases and is preparing to seek FEPAC accreditation.

Our students pursue careers in law enforcement, probation-parole, forensic investigation, forensic science, and corrections at the local, state, and federal levels.  Some students go on to law school or graduate school.

 

Campus Information

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 6,600 students in 40+ 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 8, 2021. 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;
  • A Curriculum Vitae;
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for three professional references;
  • A statement of your teaching philosophy;
  • A separate 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. 

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

   Dr. Nancy Gartner, Assistant Professor, 608-342-1304 

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.

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, pregnancy, political affiliation, arrest or conviction record, identity as a veteran, disabled veteran, Vietnam era veteran, membership in the national guard, state defense force or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or this state. Sexual harassment is illegal and will not be tolerated. Co-workers and supervisors may not retaliate against any employee, student, or job applicant because he or she filed a complaint, assisted in an investigation or participated in any proceeding alleging discrimination on the foregoing basis.

The University ensures physical accessibility to work environments for persons with disabilities and will provided reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to employment. Upon request, the University will provide reasonable accommodations for religious observances and practices. The University is committed to a program of affirmative action for women, racial minorities, persons with disabilities, disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era. While the Chancellor assumes overall responsibility for the success of the program, university administrators and supervisors are responsible and accountable for implementation. Authority for monitoring the program is delegated to Human Resources.

Each individual associated with the University is called upon to pledge a new and revitalized commitment to build and maintain a campus environment free of harassment and discrimination, an environment that fosters mutual respect, recognizes the dignity and worth of all people, and promotes to the fullest, equal employment opportunity through affirmative action.

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