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Assistant/Associate Professor of Law Enforcement

Metropolitan State University, School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice

Job Title: Assistant/Associate Professor of Law Enforcement
Job Location: Brooklyn Park , MN
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Law & criminal justice
Application Closing Date: January 1, 2019
Date Posted: 2018-10-01
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Assistant/Associate Professor of Law Enforcement
Metropolitan State University

METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY, a vibrant and growing public, urban university, is seeking to fill a full-time, probationary, tenure track faculty position, at the rank of assistant or associate, within the School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice in the College of Community Studies and Public Affairs. The person hired into this position will be expected to teach courses in the Bachelor of Sciences (BS) in Law Enforcement and the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Criminal Justice programs, and provide leadership in law enforcement curriculum design and program implementation grounded in justice, community, and the pillars of 21st Century Policing.

Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body to provide the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for culturally competent practice.


  • Faculty members are expected to develop and effectively teach undergraduate Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice courses
  • Engage in scholarly research or creative achievement related to law enforcement and criminal justice
  • Provide evidence of continuing preparation and study relevant to assigned duties
  • Contribute to student growth and development through advising and assistance
  • Engage in service to the university and community

Outstanding candidates will demonstrate a commitment to serving a culturally diverse student body through delivering a student-centered education in a liberal arts and sciences context and will possess the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Masterís degree in Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice, or a closely related discipline, from a regionally accredited university.
  • Experience teaching law enforcement related courses at the post-secondary level.
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving a nontraditional, culturally, economically and linguistically diverse student body.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • D. or other terminal degree in a discipline closely related to Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice or a J.D. from a regionally accredited institution. Candidates who are ABD status near completion will be considered.
  • Active line of research or creative contributions to law enforcement as a profession and/or academic discipline.
  • Professional experience as a law enforcement officer in a city, county, tribal, state, or federal law enforcement agency.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working under the Minnesota Professional Peace Officer Education (PPOE) programming and Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) licensure requirements.
  • Experience in advising/mentoring students and/or professionals.
  • Ability to contribute to Law Enforcement curriculum design and program development.

Please note: Filling of this position is dependent upon budget.

Information and Application Process Instructions

The School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice: The School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice offers a variety of undergraduate and certificate programs in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice. Our programs blend solid academic and professional education with the broad perspectives of the liberal arts and offer flexible online, hybrid, day, evening, and weekend classes. Graduates of our programs work in a variety of areas in the criminal justice and law enforcement system, including all levels of law enforcement, probation and parole, non-profit organizations, the courts, corrections, private security, and other related areas.

Salary:† Salary is commensurate with education and experience, and is determined by the salary placement process as outlined in the Inter Faculty Organization (IFO) Master Agreement.

* Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization which can be found at:

For the most current information on the IFO, go to

Application:† To apply, go to

Applications must be received by 11:59 PM on Closing Date:† January 1, 2019

Qualified applicants are required to attach the following documents to their online application:

  • Cover letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position;
  • Current curriculum vita or resume;
  • A writing sample (published or unpublished work);
  • One-page statement of teaching philosophy;
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness;
  • Names of three (3) references with addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers; at least two (2) of the references must be able to address teaching effectiveness;
  • Transcripts - Valid unofficial copies of your transcript showing conferred/awarded date of your highest attained degree, with your name and the academic institutionís name/logo are required.† If doctoral study is in progress at the time of application, submit the most recent transcript showing your course of study and progress to date.† We are not able to accept copy/paste word documents with a list of courses/grades or DARS reports.† If selected for hire, official original transcripts will be required.
  • Additional materials may be requested at a later date.

If you need help submitting your online application, please contact NEO GOV @ 1-855-524-5627 for technical assistance.

For TTY, call Minnesota Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) at 7-1-1 or 1-800-627-3529.

If you have other questions related to this job announcement, please contact Human Resources, at 651.793.1275.

Notice: In accordance with the Minnesota State Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to Minnesota Stateís vehicle use criteria and consent to a motor vehicle records check.

Metropolitan State University is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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