Criminal Justice Instructor

Position Summary:

The Department of Criminal Justice at Austin Peay State University invites applications for the position of full-time Instructor of Criminal Justice. This non-tenure-track, full-time faculty position entails approximately nine-months of full-time service with potential for summer teaching.

The Department of Criminal Justice currently offers both a bachelor of science and a master’s of science in criminal justice with an optional concentration in homeland security. The program enrolls over 400 students in both their undergraduate program and newly launched graduate program. The Department of Criminal Justice offers its courses through diverse delivery methods including face to face, online, and hybrid/blended formats and the successful candidate must be prepared to teach in all these formats. The successful candidate will contribute to and assist with the new graduate program. Courses may require teaching at the Clarksville campus or the Ft. Campbell Center.  

The Department of Criminal Justice is among the University’s fastest growing. The position’s responsibilities include teaching courses as assigned by the chair. More information about the department can be found at

Required Qualifications:

• J.D. or Masters in Criminal Justice or closely-related field from an accredited institution. Other disciplines may be considered, but must be accompanied by experience or background in areas of criminal justice, law enforcement, corrections, or court administration.

• A background search will be required of the successful applicant.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will:

• Teach 4 or 5 courses (undergraduate and graduate level) per academic semester as assigned by the chair

• Additional duties may include supervision of internships and other duties as assigned by the chair.

• Faculty may teach during the summer semesters for additional compensation (subject to availability)

Desired Qualifications

• We are particularly interested in candidates with a law background to teach various courses in the area of criminal law, criminal evidence procedure, homeland security law, terrorism and the law, and other areas of interest to the candidate.

• Work experience inside the criminal justice institutions (law enforcement, courts, corrections).

• An ability to teach courses on a wide range of criminal justice topics.

• Experience teaching across a variety of delivery methods (online, hybrid, face to face, etc.) is desirable.

How to Apply / Contact

Austin Peay State University is a public university with an enrollment of over 10,000 students located in Clarksville, Tennessee, a community of an estimated 150,287 people located approximately 40 miles northwest of Nashville, Tennessee and adjacent to the Ft. Campbell, KY, U.S. Army Installation. To submit your application, please visit  click on “Faculty Employment- Apply Now” and scroll down to the position and submit an online application. You should include in your application the following: a letter of application highlighting relevant experience as it pertains to the position, curriculum vitae, copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and a list of three references with your application.  More information about positions at Austin Peay State University is at You will not be able to attach your Letters of Recommendation, unofficial transcripts or any other supplemental document(s) nor modify your application after it has been submitted. Upon request, Letters of Recommendation may be sent by hard copy to “Austin Peay State University, Human Resources Dept., PO Box 4507, Clarksville, TN 37044” with your name and desired position clearly indicated.

Initial review of applications will begin October 15, 2021. Applicant review will continue until the position is filled.