Instructor, Administration of Justice

$60,490 - $99,345 yearly
  • Foothill-De Anza Community College District
  • Los Altos Hills, CA, USA
  • Nov 14, 2022
Full time Education

Job Description

Instructor, Administration of Justice



Initial Review Date: 9/6/22*

*Any complete applications received after the review date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request.


The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the faculty position of Instructor, Administration of Justice, De Anza College.


De Anza College Mission Statement:

De Anza College provides an academically rich, multicultural learning environment that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character and abilities; to realize their goals; and to be socially responsible leaders in their communities, the nation and the world.


De Anza College fulfills its mission by engaging students in creative work that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and attitudes contained within the college's Institutional Core Competencies:


• Communication and expression

• Information literacy

• Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility

• Civic capacity for global, cultural, social and environmental awareness

• Critical thinking



Under the direction of the Dean of Social Sciences and Humanities Division, instructor will teach Administration of Justice courses to a diverse student population at a college committed to student equity. The instructor must be knowledgeable about criminal justice/administration of justice profession and have experience working as a public safety officer. The instructor will be expected to teach in two or more topic areas in which they have direct experience. Course topic areas are typical of lower division undergraduate work such as introduction to administration of justice, community relations, crime correction and society, concepts of criminal law, etc... In this role, the faculty will also develop, implement, and evaluate curriculum in the subject matter of expertise and lecture where appropriate. This should include the integration of computers for instructional purposes in both the laboratory and lecture where appropriate.



• Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.

• Possession of a Bachelor's degree or above AND two years of experience in criminal justice/administration of justice OR an Associate degree AND six years of experience in (criminal justice/administration of justice) OR the equivalent (see below).



• Applicant has a breadth and depth of a variety criminal justice work assignments, experience, and education/training in a local/municipal, state, or federal level of criminal justice.

• Successful experience in teaching or evidence of preparation to teach the full range of college level criminal justice courses

• Ability to teach both theoretical concepts and practical skills needed for criminal justice employment

• Commitment to and proficiency in creating curricula and methods of delivery that reflect present department standards and practices

• Have fieldwork and industry or workforce experience in criminal justice and/or administration of justice.

• Evidence of training and/or history of effective interaction with students at the basic and developmental levels

• The ability to motivate students from a broad spectrum of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds, as well as levels of preparation

• Experience in computer-based applications and modern technologies for teaching criminal justice courses including proficiencies in educational teaching platforms

• Knowledge of the issues surrounding the training and successful employment requirements within the criminal justice field.

• Experience or familiarity with the development of student learning outcomes and with assessment, as well as program review, for criminal justice courses

• Familiarity with and willingness to expand the use of technology appropriate to the subject areas of the assignment, including distance education




• Indoor, office environment.

Physical Abilities:


(Applicants should perform these physical abilities with or without reasonable accommodations)


• Hearing and speaking to exchange information.


• Vision sufficient to read various materials.


• Dexterity of hands and fingers to perform the tasks required of the position.


• Regularly stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time.

• Bending at waist, kneeling, or crouching.

• Reaching overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally.

• Lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.



• A District on-line application to be completed at *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.

• Additionally, you will be asked to explain how your life experiences, studies or work have influenced your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

• A cover letter detailing your background and experience, skills, and abilities as they relate to the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position.

• A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.

If you wish to request equivalency for this position (if you believe you do not otherwise meet minimum qualifications via educational degree attainment as specified), you may submit the Request for Equivalency form. This form will need to be submitted with your application packet. You may either scan a hard copy of this form with your application packet or submit it as a Word document with your application packet.


Applicants will be REQUIRED to submit transcripts for salary placement purposes. Applicants who have international transcripts must obtain transcripts that are evaluated by an independent educational-equivalency evaluation company and obtain an English translation (if necessary). These services are to be done at the applicant's expense.


If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application packet. Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.


Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our “Applicant Information” webpage to assist with technical difficulties at:


HIRING RANGE: $60,490.00 - $99,345.00 annually plus benefits; actual placement is based on applicant's verified education and experience.


For the complete Faculty Salary Schedule, go to:


Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. Other voluntary benefits are also available such as legal assistance, pet insurance, and long-term care. Faculty are also eligible for paid professional development leaves and stipends for educational and professional development.


For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site:


TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, Tenure-track, 10-months per year




Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement.


The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.


The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews. All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.


For more information about our application process contact:

Employment Services

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

12345 El Monte Road

Los Altos Hills, California 94022

(650) 949-6217



This position will become Open Until Filled after the initial Closing Date. Any complete applications received while the position is Open Until Filled will be reviewed by the hiring committee only upon committee request.

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Deadline to Apply

Open Until Filled after the initial Closing Date. Any complete applications will be reviewed by the hiring committee only upon committee request.