Tenure Track - Program Coordinator/Assistant Professor: Criminal Justice, Fire Science and Cyber Crime

Location: SCCC - Newton, NJ

Date Posted: 04/27/2021

Schedule: Full-Time

Type: Sussex Faculty

Company: Sussex County Community College

Job Description

Sussex County Community College is currently looking for a Program Coordinator/Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Fire Science and Cyber Crime. 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 


Job Description

  • Support the mission of the college and the department.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A deep appreciation, understanding, tolerance, and commitment to free speech and diversity within an academic organization.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment concerning College policies and procedures.
  • Proven record of scholarship/creative activity, teaching, service activities and achievements, and desire to continue this record of achievement.
  • Ability to take on additional leadership roles when assigned.
  • Ability and temperament to 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.
  • Complete credentialing requirements for adjunct faculty in their area of oversight.
  • Appreciation of the important differences between police science and criminal justice programs.
  • Create a dynamic teaching and learning environment for the students that embraces innovation and scholarly reflection.
  • 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.
  • Understanding that the college possesses managerial prerogative in the development of the teaching schedule and in determining the overall scheduling needs of the College.
  • Ability and commitment to work with a broad spectrum of students found in a community college environment with emphasis on student mentorship and retention.
  • Contribute to Department administration and expansion and collaborate within the department as well as with cross-departmental initiatives.
  • Ability to work with Administration on academic and accreditation matters.
  • Contribute to Departmental budget development and assist the Dean in implementation.
  • 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 & Cyber Crime.
  • Collaborate with adjunct faculty in the selection and ordering of textbooks.
  • Provide support and oversight to the Criminal Justice Club and student organizations on campus.
  • Per contractual guidelines, serve on college committees including the college governance process.
  • Provide strong leadership and take meaningful steps in recruiting new students into Criminal Justice, Fire Science Technology and Cyber Crimes Investigation.
  • Proficient at networking with community partners.
  • Partake in professional development.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice required.  
  • Minimum 2 years experience in academic instruction in a post-secondary environment
  • Demonstrated experience as a Criminal Justice professional and leader.
  • Additional background and credentials in psychology or in law augment a plus.


Essential Skills:

  • Ability to teach, develop, support and implement the Criminal Justice Program curricula.
  • Capability to develop curriculum, class assessments and assessments.
  • Service to the college and building community relationships.
  • Actively work with students for advisement and retention.
  • Capability for strong leadership.


  • Demonstrated effectiveness utilizing an online learning management system.
  • 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.


Contact Person:

Human Resources

To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to HRresume@sussex.edu.   Sussex County Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.