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Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice

Bellevue University Bellevue, NE Salary, Varies
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Bellevue University, the largest private, non-profit University in Nebraska, is seeking a full-time faculty member to fill the Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice position in the College of Science and Technology.  This position requires an experienced Criminal Justice professional and educator.   The successful candidate must show evidence of successful teaching and curriculum development experience in criminal justice related topics at a post-secondary institution.  This appointment will involve teaching both residential classes on the Bellevue University campus as well as online courses.  The Criminal Justice program focuses on student-centered learning and high student engagement. The incumbent is required to maintain outstanding relationships with faculty, staff, and other University offices and support organizations.


Performance Functions:

  • Enthusiastically teach across a spectrum of Criminal Justice topics and courses, both in-class and online.
  • Actively engage with students, both in-class and online, and provide constructive feedback on assignments.
  • Develop and maintain curricula in both in-class and online formats at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Actively participate in program assessment, student advising, and committee/community service.
  • Select and manage adjunct instructors for assigned courses. 
  • Oversee the Criminal Justice Internship Program
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean, or Assistant Dean. 



  • Ph.D., Juris Doctorate, or Master’s degree in a related field and a minimum of (5) years of professional work experience in the criminal justice system preferred. 
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ teaching experience at a post-secondary institution. 
  • Experience in curriculum development.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current trends and research in the field of criminal justice.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain ongoing working relationships with both internal and external constituents in a collegial and multicultural environment.
  • Proficiency in the use of technology to support course instruction and curriculum development.
  • A commitment to excellence in teaching and scholastic activities


Additional Considerations: This position is located in Bellevue, Nebraska, on the Bellevue University main campus.  


NOTE:  The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work involved for this job.  It is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of this job.  This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.


The Higher Education Opportunity Act requires institutions participating in federally funded financial aid programs to make information about the institution available to the public, current and prospective students, and current and prospective employees. The Bellevue University Consumer Information webpage, found at, provides readily accessible information to help consumers make informed decisions about post-secondary education. Bellevue University’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASR), found at, provides information about campus crime statistics and institutional security policies and procedures as well as information about student housing fire statistics and fire safety policies. You can obtain a paper copy of these reports from the Bellevue Dean of Students office by calling 402-557-7028. In addition to this, Bellevue University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

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Date Posted July 9, 2024
Date Closes August 8, 2024
Requisition 489033
Located In Bellevue, NE
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Salary, Varies
Shift Custom
SOC Category 25-1111.00 Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary
Zipcode 68005
Name Cameron Byers
Address 1000 Galvin Road South
City, State and Zip Bellevue University
Phone (402) 557-7371

This job offers the following benefits

  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Free Parking
  • Wellness Program
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • And More ...
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