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Adjunct Instructor- Criminal Justice

Description of Job

The Department of Social Science within the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences seeks an adjunct instructor for the Spring 2022 semester.  The successful candidate would be asked to teach an upper-level criminal justice course CJ343 Violence and Victimization (scheduled for Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:00-3:50pm, for in-person instruction).   Ideal candidates would also be able to teach other courses in subsequent semesters such as The Sociology of Law and Criminology.

The Violence and Victimization course carries a General Education component related to Gender through a Feminist perspective.  This course covers issues of gender-related violence and victimization.   Specifically, this course covers issues such as intimate partner violence, child abuse, rape, and the handling of “sensitive crimes” by our criminal justice system and partnering victim/witness services in the community.  The ideal candidate would hold a specialization in their education or career related to the above issues, and/or have experience teaching a similar college course. 

Candidates should submit a letter of interest for the Search Committee explaining how your education, previous work experience, and/or previous teaching experience qualifies you.  Candidates should also submit a CV/Resume with contact information for 3 professional references.  


  • Plan and teach course(s) and facilitate student learning.
  • Carry out Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes after completion of instructing the course if asked to do so by the Division Head or Department Chair.
  • Revise and distribute a course syllabus in alignment with the course description, including course requirements, and grading criteria using Edgewood College’s syllabus template.
  • Maintain and submit student attendance and grading records according to College policy.
  • Comply with college policies and guidelines.

Job Qualifications

Necessary Education or Work Experience

  • Masters, and/or Doctorate in Sociology, Criminal Justice, or Criminology.  A JD/law degree is also acceptable.
  • Candidates with previous college-level instructional experience.

Required Knowledge and Skills

Candidates must demonstrate commitment to teaching excellence with a focus on student learning through engaging activities both in, and outside, of the classroom.

Other Qualifications

Edgewood College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Candidates must demonstrate multicultural competence — the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The selected candidate must actively support the mission of the College by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values — truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.

To apply:  Send a cover letter, resume, and references to:


Edgewood College

Human Resources – CRJU

1000 Edgewood College Drive

Madison, WI 53711

E-mail: humanresources@edgewood.edu

Equal Opportunity Employer