Subject Matter Expert / Adjunct Faculty – Victimology

Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Full time
Education and Training
United States
Hiring from: Anywhere

Subject Matter Expert/Adjunct Faculty – Victimology



  • Remote

  • Part time

  • R0005144


Job Description:


Position Summary:


The Bachelor of Arts in Criminology Program at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is currently seeking qualified individuals to develop and teach a courses in the curriculum. All online courses at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology are 7 weeks long and are taught in the Canvas learning management system.


The Bachelor of Arts in Criminology Program is seeking a qualified Subject Matter Expert (SME)/Adjunct Faculty to develop and teach Victimology. As a Subject Matter Expert/ course developer you will be responsible for all aspects of course development including but not limited to course map, outcomes, syllabus/assignment/ discussion development and grading rubrics.


The primary responsibility of adjunct faculty members is to enrich courses by sharing theoretical and practical knowledge of victimology, encouraging direct application to workplace areas such as victim services, advocacy, and victim rights attorney/representation with in the field of criminology/criminal justice.


Principal Duties:



  • All Online adjunct faculty at The Chicago School are expected to be available (online) and responsive to students five out of seven days during the course of the week. This “availability” includes:

  • Active participation in the discussion forum

  • Posting course-related announcement(s)

  • Timely grading of assignments and providing quality feedback

  • Holding virtual office hours.

  • In addition, it is expected that all adjunct faculty members adhere to the following duties during a 7-week term:

  • Posting a welcome message to all students outlining weekly virtual office hours.

  • Holding one voluntary conference call or synchronous chat each term, either via Skype or GoToMeeting software (account information provided by the Department Manager).

  • Responding to each student’s initial post in a discussion forum.

  • Grading quizzes and providing feedback on short assignments within 48 hours.

  • Providing grading and feedback on larger assignments within 3 days after the due date.

  • Responding to all student email(s) within 24 hours.

  • Issuing final grade on time (by Tuesday midnight after Week 7 ends).

  • Required to complete an 8- week training course reviewing online pedagogy prior to teaching their assigned course.


Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:



  • Previous experience with online classroom teaching.

  • Knowledge of the roles and experiences of victims in the criminal/juvenile justice system.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with students and other faculty via verbally and written.

  • Ability to interact with students and faculty of all cultural backgrounds.


Position Qualifications:



  • Master’s degree required in criminal justice, sociology, psychology, social work or related field, Doctoral degree preferred.

  • Professional experience with the application of working with victims of crime.

  • Demonstrate commitment to research, practice and scholarship.


The Chicago School of Professional Psychology offers a generous compensation and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work for a leader in the field of education. Some of our key benefits include: generous paid time-off, medical and dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts (FSA), tuition reimbursement, professional development, and regular employee appreciation events.


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