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Criminal Justice Faculty

John Tyler Community College

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HIRING RANGE: Commensurate with qualifications and experience


CLOSING DATE: April 24, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.



Brightpoint Community College is a two-year, public institution of higher education and the fifth largest of the 23 community colleges in Virginia. Our college adds value to the greater Richmond community by offering freshman- and sophomore-level classes that easily transfer to top-notch colleges and universities, more than 60 in-demand career and technical programs, personal enrichment and professional development classes for lifetime learning, professors committed to excellence in teaching, and high-quality, easily accessible, and affordable education for our entire community.



Brightpoint Community College is seeking to fill a 9-month full-time teaching faculty position available for the Fall 2023 semester in criminal justice. The selected candidate will teach primarily criminal justice courses in face-to-face, hybrid, and/or online formats. Full-time teaching responsibilities include teaching the equivalent of 15 credit hours per semester, student advising, course evaluation and development, serving on division and college committees, and the ability to attend and represent Brightpoint Community College at community events and professional meetings and conferences. Teaching assignments may be at both campuses to include a mix of day, night, and/or online classes. The selected candidate will also serve as a department chair with responsibilities to: Oversee the development of the program. Evaluate the overall curriculum and make suggestions to strengthen the program as needed. Develop course schedules. Manage the recruitment of adjunct faculty. Collaborate with faculty and staff from other departments and divisions to promote communication, coordinate programs, and support student success. Prepare clear learning outcomes for each course, and inform students of learning outcomes in a course syllabus. Participate in college service and activities outside direct instruction, such as registration, curriculum development, and strategic planning. Organize and lead outreach activities and supports student recruitment, placement, and retention. Keep professionally current by participating in professional development. Aid in the development of faculty. Develop program assessments. Advise students. Participate in committee, departmental, and faculty meetings. Work with local employers and government officials to ensure students obtain the skills needed to enter the criminal justice workforce.



Master’s degree with a minimum of 18 graduate-level credits in Criminal Justice, Criminal Law, Criminology, Forensics, or related field. At least two (2) years of work experience. College level teaching experience and/or relevant work experience. Demonstrated ability to effectively use instructional technologies. Excellent interpersonal, analytical, and oral/written communication skills. Demonstrated experience in curriculum development, distance-learning and/or course development. A sound understanding of the subject matter. Excellent networking abilities.




Prior community college teaching experience. Coursework and/or teaching experience in a Criminal Justice, Criminal Law, Criminology, Forensics, or related field.




Acceptable application packages are those submitted through the Virginia Community College career website located at https://jobs.vccs.edu/postings/58901.



A fully completed state application, CV or resume to include a list of three professional references, cover letter, and copies of all applicable transcripts must be submitted through the career website to receive consideration.

There is a limit on the number and size of attachments that can be uploaded with the application. Documents that are unable to be uploaded in the career website should be sent via email to facultyjobs@bcc.edu immediately after successfully applying to the position. Please do not submit the same document in the system and by email.

Brightpoint Community College embraces a culture of diversity and inclusion that empowers anyone from anywhere to be successful in their academic and professional pursuits. We strive to provide an environment that is enriching to all by understanding and appreciating our dimensions of diversity, becoming global citizens, and welcoming new ways of engaging the unique contributions of all people.

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