Northern Arizona University, Yuma branch campus, is conducting a nationwide search to fill a clinical, non-tenure track position in our Justice Studies program. This is a nine-month position at the rank of Assistant Clinical Professor, based out of the NAU East Valley office, located in Mesa, AZ.  It is a one-year position and renewal is based on successful annual review and continued funding of the position.

Arizona residency is required by the start of the contract and continual residence in Arizona is required.  Some travel for meetings, recruitment efforts, and other job-related duties is an expectation of the position, as well as working with agencies in the intelligence and justice communities.

This vacancy will be open until filled or closed.  Review of applications will begin on August 17, 2017.

Job Description

The Justice Studies program offers applied, professional degree plans and certificates tailored to the needs of non-traditional students. To serve the goals of this applied program, all Justice Studies faculty have practitioner experience and advanced degrees, and maintain a commitment to helping students successfully enter or promote in the justice and intelligence studies fields. Within the bachelor’s degree plan, students pursue an emphasis in criminal justice administration or intelligence studies.

The position is expected to teach and develop online courses in the online Justice Studies program; however, some face-to-face teaching may be required in support of the unit’s academic outreach to place-bound students.  A demonstrated connectedness to the criminal justice field is expected.  The program provides university-level educational opportunities to community college and military transfer students, and in-service professionals working in all parts of the justice system including police agencies, the courts, corrections, intelligence, and other justice-related agencies.  Research is encouraged, but is not an expectation for this position.  A successful annual review is dependent on a demonstrated connectedness to the discipline, positive teaching reviews and department service. The faculty member is expected to serve on departmental and campus committees, remain connected to the criminal justice and intelligence fields, assist with program and course development, mentor and oversee part-time faculty members, and mentor and advise students. Summer and winter term teaching is available for additional compensation.

Minimum Qualifications

  • An earned master’s degree in criminal justice, criminology, intelligence studies, justice studies or related field from an accredited university
  • Evidence of at least three years of work experience in the criminal justice or intelligence field
  • Evidence of at least two years of online undergraduate teaching experience (at least three credit hours per semester) at an accredited four-year institution of higher education in criminal justice, intelligence studies, criminology, law enforcement and/or administration of justice

Preferred Qualifications

  • An earned doctorate degree in intelligence studies, homeland security, criminal justice, justice studies or related field from an accredited university. ABD is acceptable if degree completion is anticipated within one year of hire date.
  • Evidence of preparing effective syllabi for intelligence studies, administration of justice, justice studies, or criminal justice courses in a university environment
  • Experience teaching non-traditional, adult learners
  • Experience in military intelligence
  • Experience in law enforcement intelligence
  • Evidence of applied research in the criminal justice or intelligence field
  • Evidence of familiarity with current issues impacting the criminal justice and/or intelligence field (e.g., recently written papers, recent conference presentations, recent training sessions)
  • Quality Matters (QM) certified
  • Evidence of familiarity with the HLC review process
  • Evidence of developing at least one online course
  • Experience mentoring and/or overseeing part-time faculty members
  • Evidence of a commitment to working in a diverse faculty, staff and student environment

General Information

Northern Arizona University has a student population of approximately 29,000, including more than 21,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online.

Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch, with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student’s success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes.

While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.

Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.

The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment.For information about diversity, access, and equity at NAU, see https://nau.edu/Center-for-University-Access-and-Inclusion/



How to Apply

To apply for this position, please go to https://nau.edu/Human-Resources/Careers/Faculty-and-Administrator-Openings/, select the applicable vacancy then click ‘Apply’ at the bottom of the new screen. Application must include an attachment that contains: (1) a cover letter highlighting your particular qualifications for this position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) unofficial copies of transcripts; (4) recent teaching evaluations; (5) a sample syllabus; and (6) names and contact information for three professional references.  Save all items, in the order stated, as a single PDF or Word document.

If you have problems submitting application attachments in the form of a Word or PDF document please contact the department for assistance.

If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available online at http://hr.nau.edu.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD – 928-523-1006 or EquityandAccess@nau.edu.

Northern Arizona University is an EEO institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

NAU is an Employer of National Service.  AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.

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