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Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice (Open Rank)

Bovard College Faculty Los Angeles, California

USC Bovard College’s graduate programs address the unique needs of professionals seeking to advance in their careers.

Bovard College seeks adjunct professors to teach courses in our online Master’s Degree program in Criminal Justice. The successful candidate should possess a Ph.D. with relevant related professional experience or equivalent professional experience (or a Master’s degree with substantial related professional experience). Candidates with a background in and commitment to equity and improving opportunity and outcomes for historically underserved groups are especially desired. Preference will be given to candidates with significant prior online teaching experience combined with academic credentials, relevant related professional experience and a history of receiving excellent teaching evaluations.

In applying for the position, please submit a CV and cover letter.


  • Apply professional experience in academic teaching, assessment, institutional service, and collaborative work with colleagues.

  • Demonstrate instructional preparation, planning, pacing, and organizational skills to effectively facilitate assigned courses.

  • Deliver instructional content that aligns with course design and learning objectives and incorporates active learning opportunities for application of course content.

  • Foster a collaborative learning environment that demonstrates responsiveness to student backgrounds, experiences, cultures, and learning styles.

  • Apply clear and effective presentation of course content in spoken, written, and visual communications, including elements of synchronous teaching style and asynchronous communications with students.

  • Interact with students on a regular basis via announcements, discussion board posts, feedback on assignments, weekly office hours, and related synchronous and asynchronous modes of student engagement.

  • Provide timely, substantive, constructive feedback and grades to improve student comprehension, performance, and application of course concepts and learning outcomes.

  • Use student and peer evaluation data to reflect on instructional practices.

  • Demonstrate a growth mindset by adapting teaching practices to continually improve instructional effectiveness.

Contract Term: Per semester

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. Our definition of diversity encompasses traditionally-examined differences such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, disability, religion, and gender; it also includes diversity of background, perspectives, and life experiences informed by these differences.The university particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting

REQ20099106 Posted Date: 04/13/2021

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