The Criminal Justice & Social Sciences Department at UW-Platteville offers undergraduate degrees in Criminal Justice, Forensic Investigation, and Political Science, with emphasis in Corrections, Law Enforcement, Crime Scene, and Laboratory. Additionally we offer several minors including Ethnic Studies, International Studies, Sociology, and Women's and Gender Studies.
We are currently looking to establish a pool of candidates who are interested in teaching courses as the opportunities arise. We will call on candidates as needs arise based on enrollment.
The ideal instructor is passionate about teaching undergraduate students and interested in interdisciplinary course instruction and design.
- Teaching undergraduate courses in criminal justice and social sciences.
- Ability to engage modern pedagogy to teach undergraduate students through field, classroom, and laboratory settings.
- Willingness, interest, or experience in cross-disciplinary collaborations.
- Ability to effectively interact and collaborate with colleagues to complete tasks and goals.
What You’ll Need to Succeed:
- Master’s degree in criminal justice, social work, sociology/criminology, psychology or related field.
- Strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education and a willingness to collaborate with both students and faculty.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Experience teaching undergraduate courses during graduate school (an instructor of record supervising is acceptable) or at least two semesters as a graduate teaching assistant for a lab, leading sections, OR two years’ industry related experience.
Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls students in 42 baccalaureate and 9 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice, and business. The campus is 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.
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The Criminal Justice Department, in the College of Liberal Arts and Education offers a campus and online undergraduate and graduate degree in Criminal Justice. UW-Platteville offers two nationally known, industry-leading programs: Criminal Justice and Forensic Investigation. Additionally, we offer several minors as well as certificate programs in Child Advocacy Studies, Ethnic Studies, Law, and Women's and Gender Studies.
How to Submit Application Materials:
The following documents are required for applicant consideration:
- Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
- A current curriculum vitae
- Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.
- A list of courses from the criminal justice and social sciences program that the applicant would be able to teach. Course Descriptions may be found at: https://catalog.uwplatt.edu/undergraduate/liberal-arts-education/social-sciences/
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. As a member of the campus community for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, it is essential that you support and foster a diverse, inclusive, and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students.
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.
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.