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Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor Or Visiting Instructor of Forensic Science

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor Or Visiting Instructor of Forensic Science.


Position Details
Location Hattiesburg

118 College Drive
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001
United States
Division School of Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, and Security
Position Type Faculty
Employment Status Full Time
Grant Funded No
Posting Close Date Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must complete an online application and include a letter of interest, statement of teaching philosophy and goals, current curriculum vita, unofficial transcripts and contact information for at least three professional references (no letters required). To receive priority consideration, applications must be received by May 31, 2024.

Direct inquiries to:
Kristi Johnson, Search Committee Chair
School of Criminal Justice, Forensic Science and Security
118 College Drive # 5127
Hattiesburg, MS 39406 Kristi.Johnson@usm.ed

 
Job Summary
 
The School of Criminal Justice, Forensic Science and Security (CJFSS) is an interdisciplinary school that offers undergraduate degrees in Forensic Science (with emphasis areas in Anthropology, Biological Science, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Criminal Justice), as well as undergraduate majors and minors in Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice, and Security Studies. The school also offers a graduate program in Criminal Justice. Our Forensic Science program is growing rapidly, with 429 current majors and 57 minors. The program educates students on the various forensic techniques used in the field and in laboratory settings. During their course of study, students can pursue coursework and laboratory experience in drug identification, serology and DNA, fingerprint analysis, crime scene documentation, firearms identification, arson and explosives investigation, and much more.


The School of Criminal Justice, Forensic Science and Security at The University of Southern Mississippi invites applications for a 9-month, non-tenure track Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor or Visiting Instructor of Forensic Science for the Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 semesters. The teaching load for the position is four classes per semester (Fall and Spring).


Primary Duties and Responsibilities  

  1. Teaching, advising and mentoring students at the university level.
  2. Online and face-to-face course delivery and instruction.
  3. Preparing and submitting syllabi, grades, and other required course documentation in a timely manner.
  4. Engaging in scholarly and service activities commensurate with university, college, and school expectations.
  5. Attending school, college and university meetings and recruitment events.
  6. Organizing and managing laboratory activities.
  7. Performing other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications Visiting Instructor of Forensic Science:
MS in Forensic Science or closely related discipline from an accredited university. Ability to teach effectively (both online and in traditional settings) at the university level in an undergraduate forensic science degree program. Ability to effectively engage in scholarly and service activities. Ability to effectively advise and mentor students.
 

Minimum Qualifications: Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor
Ph.D. in Forensic Science or a closely related discipline from an accredited university. Ability to teach effectively (both online and in traditional settings) at the university level in an undergraduate forensic science degree program. Ability to effectively engage in scholarly and service activities. Ability to effectively advise and mentor students.

Preferred Qualifications Visiting Instructor of Forensic Science
At least five years of professional experience in forensic science, criminal justice, public safety, or related field. Expertise and ability to teach in one or more of the following courses: Forensic Science Laboratory Policies and Procedures, Crime Scene Documentation, Forensic Biology, Firearms Identification, Arson and Explosives, or Courtroom Testimony. Expertise and ability to teach in one or more of the following forensic areas: digital forensics, accident reconstruction, crime scene reconstruction, shooting reconstruction, bloodstain pattern analysis, forensic pathology, or forensic entomology.

· Teaching, mentoring and service experience at university level.
· Experience with online course delivery and instruction (Canvas Learning Management System).
· Ability to assist students with obtaining internships in forensic laboratories or law enforcement agencies.

Preferred Qualifications: Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor
· At least five years of professional experience in forensic science, criminal justice, public safety, or related field.
· Expertise and ability to teach in one or more of the following courses: Forensic Science Laboratory Policies and Procedures, Crime Scene Documentation, Forensic Biology, Firearms Identification, Arson and Explosives, or Courtroom Testimony.
· Expertise and ability to teach in one or more of the following forensic areas: digital forensics, accident reconstruction, crime scene reconstruction, shooting reconstruction, bloodstain pattern analysis, forensic pathology, or forensic entomology.
· Teaching, mentoring and service experience at university level.
· Experience with online course delivery and instruction (Canvas Learning Management System).
· Ability to assist students with obtaining internships in forensic laboratories or law enforcement agencies.


About The University of Southern Mississippi
Since our founding in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi has remained dedicated to preparing students for success. We deliver programs to more than 13,000 students in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. We are a community-engaged Carnegie R1 university, earning distinction as one of the nation's leading research institutions.

Southern Miss is known for pioneering work in polymer science, ocean science, spectator sports safety and security, and bringing language to children with communication disorders. We are also a national leader in a broad range of disciplines, including cybersecurity, hydrography, nutrition, aquaculture, kinesiology, and economic development, among others.

We produce graduates ready to enter fields that are leading the way in emerging technologies through programs such as computer engineering, information technology, and ocean engineering. We’re developing the next generation of business leaders, while also responding to critical workforce shortages by producing skilled professionals in education and nursing. With a tradition of excellence in the arts, we are one of only 36 public institutions in the nation accredited in four major areas of the arts. Home to the Golden Eagles, our student-athletes compete in 17 NCAA Division I sports. With a culture marked by passion and persistence, Southern Miss is delivering graduates who are ready for life. For more information, visit
 www.usm.edu

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.



 

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