Mt Vernon Nazarene U: Criminal Justice Faculty Position

    Mount Vernon Nazarene University seeks a full-time (nine month) Criminal Justice Faculty Member for its School of Natural and Social Sciences on the Mount Vernon main campus, beginning Fall semester 2016. Rank is open. Compensation is competitive among the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.

    Responsibilities may include:

    • Teaching undergraduate courses in Criminal Justice;
    • Advising of students majoring in Criminal Justice, ensuring that their academic progress meets requirements set by the institution, and working with students to encourage professional development;

    ·Challenging, engaging, serving, and communicating with students to encourage learning while maintaining mutual value and respect;

    ·Providing students with clear course expectations, relevant assignments, appropriate evaluations, and timely feedback;

    ·Developing effective contacts with community constituents to assist in the coordination of field observation and internship placement options;

    ·Organizing and managing travel to criminal justice sites (e.g., courts and correction facilities);

    ·Advising of students, ensuring that their academic progress meets requirements set by the institution, and working with students to encourage professional development;

    ·Supporting departmental efforts for continued assessment and improvement of program;

    ·Pursuing relevant professional development activities and remaining current in the field;

    ·Collaborating with Graduate and Professional Studies concerning the management and development of the Public Safety Administration degree completion program; and

    ·Serving the University through committee participation and other campus activities.


    Interview preference will be given to candidates who possess the following:

    • An Evangelical Christian confession of faith and experience is required with the ability to integrate Christian values into all aspects of life and learning and a willingness to adhere to university Lifestyle Guidelines;

    ·Master’s or doctoral degree in criminal justice or related field (e.g., public administration, political science);

    ·Commitment to the liberal arts and professional preparation of undergraduate students in criminal justice;

    ·Significant interest, work, scholarship, and teaching experience in a broad range of criminal justice fields (i.e., corrections, probation and parole, law enforcement);

    ·Commitment to quality classroom instruction, student learning, and demonstrable record of successful teaching within higher education;

    • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
    • Demonstrated organizational skills;
    • Proven ability to work collaboratively with others; and;
    • Desire to help students succeed in the university setting with strong connectivity to college student needs.

    About the University:

    Mount Vernon Nazarene University (MVNU) is a Nazarene teaching university located in the Wesleyan-Holiness theological tradition for traditional age students, graduate students, and working adults who seek opportunities to learn and grow in an academic community of faith.Mount Vernon Nazarene University has an increasingly diverse and global student body of over 2,100 undergraduate and graduate students and provides the context for a transformational experience through excellent academics, service opportunities, caring relationships, and a nurturing spiritual and social environment. Faculty, staff, and students are challenged to achieve their highest potential, to become increasingly Christ-like and to make a difference in their world through lifelong service.

    In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of all ethnic groups underrepresented in higher education. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, early application is strongly advised. Interested candidates should send an application letter, curriculum vita, unofficial college transcripts, evidence of teaching competence, names and contact information for three references, a one- to two- page statement of educational philosophy, and a one- to two-page statement of faith. Applicants are encouraged to submit application materials via email as Microsoft Word, .pdf file attachments, or as hard copies to:

    Academic Affairs

    B. Barnett Cochran, Ph.D.

    Mount Vernon Nazarene University

    800 Martinsburg Road

    Mount Vernon, OH 43050

    Email: academic.affairs@mvnu.edu

    Prior to a final offer of employment the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification and criminal background check.

    Mount Vernon Nazarene University exists to shape lives through educating the whole personand cultivating Christ-likeness for lifelong learning and service.