Job Details

Wenatchee Valley College
  • Position Number: 5240818
  • Location: Wenatchee, WA
  • Position Type: Liberal Arts - Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice One Year Temporary Faculty

Wenatchee Valley College

Salary: $70,149.00 - $82,480.00 Annually

Job Type: Full-time

Job Number: 2024-00022

Location: Wenatchee, WA

Department: Workforce Education

Closing: Continuous

Job Summary

Wenatchee Valley College seeks an innovative full-time criminal justice instructor who is active and accomplished in their discipline, who has a record of successful teaching or related experience, and who is committed to community college students and their success. The criminal justice program at WVC emphasizes the key components of the criminal justice system, police, corrections, juvenile justice, and judicial systems. We are an innovative and equity-focused college, dedicated to helping students achieve their academic and professional goals. All applicants must be able to exhibit a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of WVC students, faculty, and staff. The applicant must be able to develop equity-minded practices within an educational environment.

In addition, other responsibilities include research and development for the realignment of the criminal justice program. The position also includes curriculum development, scheduled office hours, participation in department meetings, college committees and task groups, assessment of learning outcomes, advising of students for degree and career success, and other related duties as assigned by the administration. This is an in-person position that is expected to have consistent campus presence.

Essential Functions

  • Knowledge of criminal justice subject matter in corrections, community policing, criminal investigations and evidence processing, juvenile justice systems, criminal justice management, restorative justice, vice, narcotics or crime intelligence.
  • WSCJTC Basic Law Enforcement Academy curriculum.
  • Adult teaching and learning models and practices.
  • Responsive customer service for a culturally diverse population.
  • Teach criminal justice courses in a variety of modalities (in-person, hybrid, online) utilizing technological tools and adult learning methods.
  • Coordinate instructional efforts with other faculty, institutions, and organizations.
  • Continually upgrade knowledge and skills to maintain relevant curriculum.
  • Act as liaison and build strong partnerships with the criminal justice industry, advisory committee, and instruction.
  • Coordinate the internal and external approval processes for additional offerings.
  • Ensure compliance with college and state policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Facilitate positive and consistent interaction with numerous campus instructional and administrative departments.
  • Provide learning activities and appropriate evaluation of student progress toward attaining the learning outcomes and abilities set by the department and the college.
  • Work successfully with students with academic difficulties to develop college level skills.
  • Interface with other higher education institutions to partner in collaborative offerings.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, faculty, and administration.
  • Maintain Professional Technical Educator certification which includes a professional development plan and may include maintenance of other certifications as required by program (per WAC 131-16-092 and 131-16-093)
  • Participate in student advising, campus committee work, advisory boards, course and curriculum planning, department meetings, and other assigned duties.
  • Perform as an academic mentor and counselor to students.
  • Participate in program recruitment, connections with K-12 and CTE dual credit for articulations for program pathways.
This is not intended to be an exclusive list of all duties and responsibilities. Related duties and responsibilities may be assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in criminal justice, criminology, law, psychology, or related field from a regionally accredited institution or at least five years of industry experience.
  • At least four years of experience in corrections, community policing, criminal investigations and evidence processing, juvenile justice systems, criminal justice management, restorative justice, vice, narcotics or crime intelligence.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement curriculum and deliver instruction in multiple modes of instruction (online, hybrid, and face-to-face).
  • Eligibility for professional technical certification in the state of Washington (per WAC 131-16-080 and 131-16-091).
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in criminal justice, criminology, law or related field from a regionally accredited institution. Background or coursework in psychology preferred.
  • Two or more years demonstrated teaching experience at the university or community/technical college level.
  • Experienced in writing and assessing student learning outcomes and the ability to apply the results of assessment to improving course/program content and delivery.
  • Understanding of the correction and legal system.
  • Ability to teach in e-learning modes including pure online delivery, hybrid and telecourses, and ability to enhance traditional classes with interactive television, multimedia presentations, and Internet resources.
  • Demonstrated dedication to student success.
  • Experience in curriculum design and student outcome assessment.
  • Successful post-secondary teaching experience, preferably in a community college setting.
  • Experience creating digital content (such as Word/PDF documents and web and learning management system content as appropriate to the role) in accessible formats.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English.
General Qualifications:
Wenatchee Valley College seeks faculty who will help move the college into the future. We see our role as assisting students to achieve their individual goals and to serve the community and its needs for an educated workforce. We expect all faculty to strive for excellence both in the classroom and in their broader role as cooperative members of the college. Beyond the stated minimum and preferred qualifications, the following abilities are important to fulfilling our mission and goals:
  • Mastery of discipline, demonstrated through earned degrees, continued professional education, employment in the field and other relevant education and experience.
  • Teaching skills, demonstrated through prior teaching assignments, graduate teaching assignments, professional training and other relevant experience.
  • Knowledge, understanding and support of the mission and purpose of a comprehensive community college.
  • Flexibility to adapt to the dynamically changing arena of American post-secondary education, including the ability to perceive opportunity and assist the college in moving in new directions.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Technology literacy and the willingness to make effective use of technological resources in support of the classroom.
  • Commitment to working effectively with students, colleagues, staff and a district community who represent a broad spectrum of ages, abilities, ethnicities, and educational, economic, and cultural backgrounds.
The Successful Candidate will Demonstrate:
  • Professional and courteous interactions with students, faculty and staff.
  • Flexibility to effectively accomplish the instructional and general responsibilities of the position.
  • Dynamic, non-traditional delivery methods to teach students of widely varying levels of proficiency and from diverse backgrounds, abilities, and learning styles.
  • Experience using technology as an instructional aid to enhance learning.
  • An appreciation of diversity and the benefits of a commitment to cultural awareness and sensitivity in the workplace.
  • Competency and experience working in a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological, gender and racial/ethnic backgrounds and those with physical, emotional and/or learning disabilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; including establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with students and community partners.
  • Ethics, integrity and sound professional judgement.
  • Willingness to collaborate with faculty colleagues.

Additional Information

Terms of Employment:
This is a full-time, nontenure track faculty position contracted on a multi-annual basis. The salary for the position is determined by placement on the Wenatchee Valley College full-time faculty schedule (currently $70,149 to $82,480 for a 9-month, 175-day contract). Class assignments may include day, evening and distance courses. This position is scheduled to begin fall quarter (September) 2024.

Your paycheck is just part of the total compensation package. There is an outstanding benefits package which is worth an additional value equivalent to about 30% of your salary. A comprehensive health care benefits package for you and your dependents includes medical, dental and vision insurance' life and long- term disability insurance plans; sick leave and personal leave; reduced tuition; and retirement benefits are also provided. For more information, please visit our benefits website at:

Conditions of Employment:
  • An offer of employment will not carry with it any responsibility or obligation on the part of the College to sponsor an H-1B visa. Wenatchee Valley College only employs U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show proof of identity, and eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
  • All offers of employment are subject to background checks. Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
  • Finalists are required to complete the sexual misconduct disclosure form as required under RCW 288.112.080.
  • A valid Washington state driver's license may be required.
Bargaining Unit:
This position has been designated as a bargaining unit position represented by the Association for Higher Education. Faculty workload, compensation and job expectations are defined by a contract negotiated between the faculty union and the WVC Board of Trustees.

Application and Selection Procedure:
Complete application packages must include the following:
  • Complete Wenatchee Valley College online application.
  • Upload cover letter that specifically describes how your educational background and experience meet the minimum and preferred qualifications.
  • Upload resume.
  • Upload copies of transcripts for all colleges and universities attended.
  • Complete supplemental questions.
  • Upload answers to the following Faculty Supplemental Questions (limit each answer to no more than one page):
  1. Describe your curriculum and teaching style, and how do you see them contributing to student learning and success and the college's commitment to equity and inclusion.
  2. Describe the ways in which you have actively engaged and demonstrated a commitment to promoting the success of diverse students or employees.
  3. What, in your estimation, are the most important roles community colleges play in post-secondary education or in the community?
  4. Please share how you see your role as faculty member in a community college. What goals would you have-for yourself and for your students-in your work at Wenatchee Valley College?
It is your responsibility to submit all required application materials before the deadline. Please do not send student evaluations, reference letters or other unsolicited materials. They will not be shared with the screening committee and cannot be returned to you. Only finalists may be asked to send additional materials.

Attachments from prior applications will not upload automatically to your new application. Should you have difficulties uploading your documents, please contact NeoGov Technical Support at 1-855-524-5627 for assistance.

Preliminary screening of complete applications will begin May 23, 2024, and continue until the position is closed. A limited number of applicants who meet the needs of the position and the college will be interviewed.

As a part of the interview, the applicant will be required to demonstrate for the screening committee a 15-minute teaching session.

Reasonable Accommodation:
Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the application and employment process will be accommodated to the extent reasonably possible. Requests should be made to the human resources office by calling 509-682-6440. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may dial 711 to place a call through Washington Relay, the state's free telecommunication access service.

Equal Opportunity Employer:
Wenatchee Valley College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment and student enrollment. All programs are free from discrimination and harassment against any person because of race, creed, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a service animal by a person with a disability, age, parental status or families with children, marital status, religion, genetic information, honorably discharged veteran or military status or any other prohibited basis per RCW 49.60.030, 040 and other federal and laws and regulations, or participation in the complaint process.

Equity Statement:
We value a culture of equity, diverse perspectives, and collaboration. Many of the greatest ideas and discoveries come from a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds and experiences and we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment. Due to this commitment, we encourage anyone with a relevant combination of education and experience to apply.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and Title IX compliance for both the Wenatchee and Omak campuses:
  • To report discrimination or harassment: Title IX Coordinator, (509) 682-6716,
  • To request disability accommodations: Student Access Manager, Wenatchi Hall 2133, (509) 682-6854, TTY/TTD: Dial 711,
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