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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 2023 semester. The successful candidate would be asked to teach an introductory-level criminal justice course CJ233 Criminology (currently scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:00-1:50pm, for in-person instruction). This class presents students with an overview of how the Criminal Justice System works, introduces them to criminological theory, and engages students in contemplation over issues of race and ethnicity related to the General Education component of the course.


  • Plan and teach the course and facilitate student learning.
  • Carry out Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes after completion of instructing the course
  • 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 all 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 preferred.
  • 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, a Catholic college sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa, is an Equal Opportunity Employer, 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: Candidates should submit a letter of interest explaining how your education, previous work experience, and/or previous teaching experience qualifies you to teach the Criminology in-person course Spring 2023.  Candidates should also submit a CV/Resume with the contact information for 3 professional references. 

Edgewood College

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1000 Edgewood College Drive

Madison, WI 53711

E-mail: officeofacademicaffairs@edgewood.edu

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