Missouri WesternState University is a comprehensive, state-supportedinstitution serving more than 5,000 students on a beautiful744-acre campus about 45 minutes north of Kansas City. MissouriWestern is an active partner in the educational, economic,cultural, and social development of the people and region itserves. A distinct focus on applied learning and applied researchis a hallmark of the innovative teaching and learningenvironment.TEACHING OPPORTUNITY!We seek an AssistantProfessor with either a Criminal Justice Focus or a Legal StudiesFocus.CRIMINAL JUSTICE FOCUS:Responsibilities include teaching criminal justice courses in atraditional and online mode; serve as an advisor; and maintain anactive scholarly research and service agenda. Instructor’sspecialty area will be policing. Other duties as assigned by thedepartment chairperson and/or dean. Areas of specialization soughtinclude, but are not limited to: Policing, Criminal Investigations,Crime Scene Investigations, and Crime Analysis. The CriminalJustice Program offers associate and bachelor’s degrees in criminaljustice and a graduate certificate and master’s degree in forensicinvestigations. The Department has a fully integrated LawEnforcement Academy and a criminalistics teaching lab.LEGAL STUDIES FOCUS:Responsibilities include teach courses, advise students, andparticipate in department college activities inan ABA approved Paralegal Program. Legal Studies offers aB.S. and A.S. degree and a Minor inLegal Studies. There is also a new Bachelor of Law degree programbeginning in the fall 2021. Course responsibilities may include,but are not limited to, a combination of the following: PersonalConflict Resolution, Conflict Management, Selected Topics in Peace& Conflict Resolution and various Legal Studies Concentrationcourses such as Legal Research, Advanced Legal Research, LegalComputer Applications, Legal Drafting, and other courses asrequired. Additional responsibilities may include compliancewith ABA requirements, scholarship and professionaldevelopment related to the teaching of and practice of legalstudies; advising students; providingdepartmental/university/community service.Duties include:• Teaching: teach undergraduate and graduate students in a specificfield of expertise; participation in programs that promoteinstructional development in the discipline; develop and managecurricular materials, ensuring that they meet departmental anduniversity standards; participation in campus initiatives relatedto teaching such as learning communities, honors programs, andapplied learning.Scholarship: engage in scholarly and creative activitiesleading to peer-reviewed artifacts, performances, and/orexhibitions including basic research or creative expression,reviews and/or integrates prior research, applies current knowledgeand innovations to important practices, and focuses on the natureand improvement of teaching.Service: document students’ attendance, participation, andacademic progress by giving and grading assignments, projects,quizzes and/or examinations that lead to a final grade; plan andcreate lectures, in-class activities, and assignments; maintaincurrency in one’s area of expertise and discipline; provideacademic advising and support related to the academic progress ofstudents; is accessible to students outside the classroom,providing ample periods of time for counseling and mentoringstudents in matters related to academic success; engage in serviceactivities in support of departmental, college, and universityneeds; service supporting community outreach; and service torelevant.Ph.D., JD, or equivalent terminal degree, teaching experience inhigher education.EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:Experience with distance education; and three years fieldexperience. The candidate chosen will possess excellentcommunication skills; demonstrate successful instructional methodsthat address a variety of learning styles and demonstrate anability to work effectively within a scholarly environment. Apost-graduate degree in a dispute resolution discipline or otherspecialty relevant to this position.