Program Coordinator/Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Fire Science and Cyber Crime

Location: Main Campus

Date Posted: 01/09/2023

Schedule: Full-Time

Type: Sussex Faculty

Job Description

Sussex County Community College (SCCC) seeks a Program Coordinator/Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Fire Science and Cyber Crime.

Sussex County Community College will be a leader in NJ Higher Education as a premier provider of 21st-century learning opportunities, professional training, and skills development to meet the needs of the people of our community in a globally competitive environment.

Nestled in the heart of Sussex County, New Jersey, SCCC is a gem amidst rolling hills, lush forests, and tranquil ponds. SCCC is an accredited, comprehensive two-year community college that sits on 167 beautiful acres with three ponds and 12 academic buildings. A short distance from the main campus is the SCCC McGuire Technical Education Center located on Main Street in Newton, NJ. Additionally, a satellite location is located at Vernon High School in Vernon, NJ.

Sussex delivers over 38 programs designed to transfer to four-year institutions and 31 career and technical programs intended for students to enter the workforce directly to support the region’s economic prosperity. The College also offers 18 professional certificates to build on a student’s current or future credentials. 

This full-time tenure track position is a leadership role in the Professional Studies Department and collaborates with both the Dean of Professional Studies, Social Sciences & STEM and Department members. This faculty member must have a strong demonstrated background and expertise in the Criminal Justice area and will lead a program that includes degrees and certificates in Criminal Justice, Fire Science Technology and Cyber Crimes Investigation

Specific duties for the role include:

  • Support the mission of the college and the department.
  • Participate in and fully embrace the “revolutionizing” of criminal justice education to be intentionally focused on serving the community with compassion, prudence, equity, self-awareness and with the intentional elimination of structural and professionalized racism.
  • Foster a deep appreciation, understanding, tolerance, and commitment to free speech and diversity within an academic organization.
  • Provide strong leadership and take meaningful steps in recruiting new students into Criminal Justice, Fire Science Technology and Cyber Crimes Investigation.
  • Provide review and intervention for student matters, including but not limited to, grade appeals and classroom management issues, which may emerge when assisting adjunct faculty members navigating issues with their own students.
  • Create a dynamic teaching and learning environment for the students that embraces innovation and scholarly reflection.
  • Contribute to Department administration and expansion and collaborate within the department as well as with cross-departmental initiatives.
  • Teach a variety of classes including day, evening and online/hybrid classes.
  • Participate in curriculum development.
  • Participate in all aspects of assessment of programs/certificates in Criminal Justice, Fire Science and Cyber Crime.


  • Complete credentialing requirements for adjunct faculty in their area of oversight. Collaborate with adjunct faculty in the selection and ordering of textbooks.
  • Contribute to Departmental budget development and assist the Dean in implementation.
  • Provide support and oversight to the Criminal Justice Club and student organizations on campus.
  • Serve on college committees including the college governance process.
  • Network with community partners.
  • Partake in professional development.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Qualified applicants should possess the following:

  • Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice
  • Minimum two years experience in academic instruction in a post-secondary environment and demonstrated experience as a Criminal Justice professional and leader.
  • Additional background and credentials in psychology or in law augment a plus. Is a recognized and credentialed content expert in the field of criminal justice, fire science and cyber-crime, with sufficient experience and knowledge to lead and teach within the program.
  • A commitment to the College’s dedication to caring regard. Possess a deep concern for others and the contributions they make to an organization, intentionally focusing on leading and developing a culture of “caring regard” at the college. Possess the skills, abilities and disposition that cultivate community.
  • Proven record of scholarship/creative activity, teaching, service activities and achievements, and desire to continue this record of achievement.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment concerning College policies and procedures.
  • Appreciation of the important differences between police science and criminal justice programs.
  • Ability and commitment to work with a broad spectrum of students found in a community college environment with emphasis on student mentorship and retention.
  • Ability to teach, develop, support and implement the Criminal Justice Program.
  • Capability to develop curriculum, class assessments and assessments.
  • Outstanding organizational skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and the overall use of technology.
  • Ability to communicate with supervisors/students/colleagues, including demonstration of effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.

Salary for Asst. Professor is $43,909

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to the job at any time.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor, including maintaining a valid driver’s license in good standing with DMV for those jobs that require driving.