Department of Criminal Justice Studies - St. Cloud State University

Department of Criminal Justice - School of Public Affairs

Employment Opportunities


Call for Adjunct Instructors

Summer 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, and Summer 2013.

The Criminal Justice Studies department seeks to establish a pool of qualified adjunct instructors to teach in our student-centered, thesis-based, undergraduate and graduate programs. Successful candidates will have demonstrated abilities and experience in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in criminal justice, research methods, theory, and thesis.


A Master’s degree in criminal justice or a terminal degree (e.g. J.D.) is required; and an earned doctoral degree in criminal justice or closely related field is desired. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate success in teaching in-service criminal justice professionals, as well as experience teaching with Internet and distance learning technologies. The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to teach and work with diverse populations. Subject to budgetary approval, the department anticipates that the following courses will need adjunct instructors for Summer 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, and/or Summer 2013 (traditional and online delivery).


CJS 411/511. Organization and Administration in Criminal Justice
Current theories of organization as they relate to the needs of the criminal justice process


CJS 420/520. Critical Issues in Law Enforcement
Issues facing law enforcement officials in a free society. Ethnic tension, civil disobedience, police conduct, unionization, civil disturbances, and professionalism within law enforcement.


CJS 421/521. Peace Officers Standards and Training: Administration, Parts 1, 4, 6, 7
Principles of law enforcement, career influences, stress/crisis intervention, crime prevention, community relations, court testimony, law enforcement communications, and cultural awareness.


CJS 422/522. Peace Officers Standards and Training: Statutes, Parts 2, 3, 5
Minnesota statues relating to the Minnesota Criminal Code, Minnesota law enforcement procedures relating to search, arrest, confessions, identification, and evidence, and Minnesota Statues relating to juvenile justice.


CJS 433/533. Ethical Studies in Criminal Justice
Ethical decisions relating to criminal justice issues.


CJS 441/541. Correctional Alternatives
Alternatives to incarceration: probation, fines, house arrest, electronic surveillance, restitution programs, sentencing to service, community residential facilities, parole and supervised release. Probation and community corrections agent roles and responsibilities; pre-sentence investigation; supervision methods.


CJS 445/545. Crisis Intervention
History, theory and methods of crisis intervention, especially as used in the criminal justice system.


CJS 446/546. Child Abuse and the Criminal Justice System
A survey of the response to physical and sexual child abuse by the criminal justice system, including the law, law enforcement, prosecution, courts and corrections.


CJS 450/550. Juvenile Justice System
History and development of the juvenile justice system; the role of police and juvenile courts; analysis of dispositional decisions; probation investigation and supervision functions; juvenile corrections.


CJS 455/555. Private Security and the Criminal Justice Community
The powers and authority of private security personnel. Requirements of and restrictions on private security. Criminal and civil liabilities faced by private security personnel.


CJS 461/561. Juvenile Legal Process
Legal background and basis for separate juvenile statutes and justice system; legal procedures for arrest, investigation, and adjudication of juvenile offenders; legal cases relating to rights of juveniles; Minnesota procedure.


CJS 465/565. Policing a Diverse Society
Racial sensitivity, cross-cultural competency, gender awareness, and sexual orientation issues as key objectives for law enforcement in service to the community from a public safety perspective.


CJS 470/570. Evidence Based Practices
Evidence Based Practices in corrections (risk assessment, LSI-R, risk prediction, effective case management, motivational interviewing, and case planning).


CJS 480/580. Victimology: Theories and Principles
Types and theories of victimization; international principles; victims' bills of rights; and victim services.

CJS 482/582. Victim Services
Principles of victimology and their application in services to victims; victim legislation and rights.

CJS 485/585. Domestic Violence and Criminal Justice
Criminal justice responses to domestic violence.

CJS 486/586. Theories of Crime and Justice
Value and application of theories of crime and justice in research, policy, and the administration of justice.

CJS 487/587. Criminal Justice Research Methods
Quantitative and qualitative research designs and their use in criminal justice.

CJS 488. Senior Thesis
Individual research project based on an accepted thesis proposal. Student will design a study; review literature related to the selected topic; collect information and/or data via library documents, criminal justice agency records, interviews, or social research methods; analyze the data and information; and report the results in a formal thesis.

CJS 489/589. Seminar in Criminal Justice
Special issues in the fields of corrections, law enforcement, and the general areas of the administration of justice; examinations of issues and trends which promise to affect the future.

*The department may offer seminar courses as needed to meet temporary staffing needs due to enrollment increases or when faculty are reassigned to other duties or who are on sabbatical or on other leaves of absence. These courses require special expertise and meet special programmatic department needs where such expertise and needs cannot otherwise be provided by the faculty within the department.


CJS 660. Theories of Criminal Behavior and Justice
Theories about the causes of violence and criminal behavior.


PSEL 620. Budgeting in Public Safety
Financial accountability in public safety organizations including measurement, evaluation, reporting, concepts and issues, emphasizing management and stakeholders' analysis and the use of data-based decision making. Financial decision making for non-profit organizations. Emphasis on public accounting standards, debt management, procurement, evaluation of financial managerial personnel performance.

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Application review begins immediately; positions are open until filled.
A complete application will include the following:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for three (3) current, professional references
  • Copies of official Transcript(s) (undergraduate/graduate/PhD)

Salary is the standard adjunct rate. The successful candidate must provide evidence of the ability to teach and work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds.


St. Cloud State University is committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity. To promote this endeavor, we invite individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply, including minorities, women, LGBT, persons with disabilities and veterans. St. Cloud State University is a member of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.


Saint Cloud State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.


In accordance with federal regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to accept work in the United States. This material can be given to you in an alternative format such as large print, Braille etc., by contacting the department listing this vacancy. MRS (MN Relay Service): 1-800-627-3529

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