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Nicolet College
  • Position Number: 3167633
  • Location: Rhinelander, WI
  • Position Type: Liberal Arts - Criminal Justice

Full-time Criminal Justice Instructor

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Rhinelander, WI

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Position Summary

At Nicolet College our mission is to transform lives and enrich communities. To accomplish this mission, we are redesigning higher education to serve today's learners in the most creative, inclusive, and flexible ways imaginable. Nicolet College offers innovative programs, strong employer partnerships, and excellent student experiences. Are you committed to academic excellence and training those who will serve and protect our communities? If so, we cannot wait to meet you!

Under the general supervision of the Associate Dean of Public Safety, the Criminal Justice Instructor provides classroom, laboratory and field instruction in Criminal Justice Associate Degree and Technical Diploma courses that reflect policing in rural communities. The position requires Wisconsin Department of Justice Law Enforcement Training and Standards Bureau (WIDOJ/LESB) instructor credentials. Faculty maintain availability to students, develop and maintain curriculum and programs, and actively participate in the diverse communities served by the College. Faculty work a year-round schedule of three equal terms that is supported by a renewable annual contract.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities


Using College and state-aligned curriculum, develop, maintain and deliver learning-centered instruction.
Use technology to enhance teaching and learning.
Employ teaching strategies appropriate to student learning needs which incorporate the Nicolet Core Abilities, Criminal Justice Program outcomes and specific course content competencies.
Demonstrate pedagogical mastery in face-to-face, hybrid, and online classes.
Model critical thinking and clinical reasoning for students in a variety of classroom and clinical settings and promote opportunities for students to develop these skills.
Develop working relationships with students, faculty, and clinical agency staff to promote positive learning environments.
Promote learning environments geared toward socialization to the role of the professional law enforcement officer within the larger law enforcement community.
Facilitate optimal learning opportunities for students' specific learning styles and needs. Provide timely and constructive feedback to students.
Conduct practical and didactic evaluation of students, using assessment and evaluation data and various methods in a variety of cognitive, psychomotor and affective domains.

Instruction-Related Support

Develop syllabi and curriculum in a performance-based instruction model (WIDS).
Engage in student retention strategies as appropriate.
Provide guidance and resources to students to meet their individual learning needs, determine their academic career paths, and professional opportunities.
Maintain accurate student records and submit required reports according to published deadlines
Maintain regular and substantive interactions with students.
Promote and be involved in criminal justice extra-curricular activities including serving as the Advisor of the Criminal Justice Association (Student Club).

Professional Development and Service to the College

Meet and maintain Faculty Quality Assurance System requirements as required by the Wisconsin Technical College System and maintain current WI DOJ/LESB certification. Participate in ongoing education for professional growth and to improve teaching practices.
Use feedback from self, peer, student, and administrative evaluations to improve role effectiveness.
Develop leadership skills to shape and implement growth and positive change. Act as mentor for new faculty colleagues. Participate in department activities including department meetings.
Participate in professional organizations and activities that facilitate socialization to the criminal justice educator role.
Improve program and courses by working collaboratively with Public Safety faculty, administrators, and the WTCS through program review, curriculum and course development, assessment of student learning and input from the Criminal Justice Program Advisory committee.
Promote articulations with high schools as well as the four-year degree colleges.


Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice or a closely related field.
Minimum of three years (6,000 hours) of verifiable occupational work experience as a Law Enforcement Officer. One year (2,000 hours) must be within the last five years.
Wisconsin Department of Justice Law Enforcement Standards Board certifications in Constitutional Law.

Preferred Qualifications:

Graduate degree in Criminal Justice or a closely related field.
Recent teaching experience in a post-secondary setting.
Additional Wisconsin Department of Justice Law Enforcement Standards Board certification to include; Firearms Instructor, Defensive and Arrest Tactics (DAAT) Instructor, Tactical Response Instructor, and Professional Communication Skill Instructor (Pro Comm).
Experience with a variety of instructional delivery methods: face to face, clinical, lab, and online.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Advanced knowledge of the criminal justice field, including skills necessary to teach introductory to advanced courses. Experience and knowledge of policing in rural communities.
A commitment to the mission, vision and philosophy of the Criminal Justice programs and Nicolet College. Ability to research best practices and adapt curriculum accordingly.
Demonstrate qualities of a scholar which include; integrity, courage, perseverance, vitality, and creativity.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to foster and maintain positive working relationships across the College and in the district, working with diverse student, staff, and community populations.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Exposure to normal office conditions, a variety of classroom and lab equipment, and may be outside in seasonal weather conditions.
Moderate physical exertion may be required including: ability to maintain balance, reach, push, pull, or stabilize and move and/or lift up to 50 pounds without assistance.
Fine motor skills: pick up and grasp small objects, pinch/squeeze or work with fingers, twist/turn objects using hands.
Maintain physical endurance including the ability to lift, carry, and drag heavy objects; climb over and pull oneself over obstacles; jump down from elevated surfaces; climb through openings; crawl in confined areas; balance on uneven or narrow surfaces; and use body force to gain entrance through barriers.
Maintain mobility: ability to squat, walk and stand for prolonged periods of time, and climb stairs.
Specific hearing abilities required include hearing normal speaking-level sounds.
Specific vision abilities required include seeing objects up to 20 inches away, seeing objects up to 20 feet away, using depth perception, and using peripheral vision.



The typical starting salary range is $57,946 to $71,292 per year, depending on qualifications. Includes a comprehensive benefits package. View details at

Application Procedure:

Apply at Attach a cover letter that addresses how your background and experience are consistent with the requirements of the position, a current resume, and unofficial transcripts of coursework/certificates. Applications received by 4p.m. CST on Wednesday, July 6, 2022, will receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

Nicolet Area Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in employment, admissions or its programs or activities.

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