The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Adjunct Faculty - BA Criminology- Online Campus

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  • Job Description

      Req#: R0007676

      Job Description:

      The Bachelor of Arts in Criminology Program at The Chicago School is currently seeking qualified individuals to develop and teach courses in the curriculum. All online courses at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology are 7 weeks long and are taught in the Canvas learning management system.

      The Bachelor of Arts in Criminology Program is seeking a qualified Adjunct Faculty to teach courses in the undergraduate Criminology core curriculum, which may include Pathways to Success, Law & Society, and Religion and Crime.

      The primary responsibility of adjunct faculty members is to enrich courses by sharing theoretical and practical knowledge of the course that you are teaching, encouraging direct application to workplace areas within the field of criminology/criminal justice.

      Principal Duties:

      • All Online adjunct faculty at The Chicago School are expected to be available (online) and responsive to students five out of seven days during the course of the week. This “availability” includes:

        • Active participation in the discussion forum

        • Posting course-related announcement(s)

        • Timely grading of assignments and providing quality feedback

        • Holding virtual office hours.

      • In addition, it is expected that all adjunct faculty members adhere to the following duties during a 7-week term:

        • Posting a welcome message to all students outlining weekly virtual office hours.

        • ·Holding one voluntary conference call or synchronous chat each term, either via Skype or GoToMeeting software (account information provided by the Department Manager).

        • Responding to each student’s initial post in a discussion forum.

        • Grading quizzes and providing feedback on short assignments within 48 hours.

        • Providing grading and feedback on larger assignments within 3 days after the due date.

        • Responding to all student email(s) within 24 hours.

        • Issuing final grade on time (by Tuesday midnight after Week 7 ends).

      • Required to complete an 8- week training course reviewing online pedagogy prior to teaching their assigned course.

      Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

      • Previous experience with online classroom teaching.

      • Knowledge of the roles and experiences of victims in the criminal/juvenile justice system.

      • Ability to effectively communicate with students and other faculty via verbal and written communication.

      • Ability to interact with students and faculty of all cultural backgrounds.

      Position Qualifications:

      • Master’s degree required in criminal justice, sociology, psychology, social work or related field, Doctoral degree preferred.

      • Professional experience with the application of working within the criminal justice system.

      • Demonstrate commitment to research, practice, and scholarship.

      • The Chicago School's training in online pedagogy (TOPS) or equivalent experience (approved by campus dean).

      The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

      Compensation & Benefits

      This opportunity is budgeted at $756-856 per BA credit and may vary per course with student enrollment. Additional compensation factors may impact total compensation. To learn more about our competitive benefits and additional rewards, including generous paid time-off, medical and dental insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, click the link below.

      The Chicago School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

      Please note: For the protection of faculty, staff, students, and all who enter our facilities, The Chicago School strongly recommends that all employees are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per CDC guidance.

  • About the company

      The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is a private college with its main campus in Chicago, Illinois.