• Criminal Justice Instructor

    Location US-WI-Eau Claire
    Posting #
    Full-time Faculty
    Close Date
    Faculty Contract - 34 weeks
    FLSA Status
    Hourly Pay Rate/Salary
    Based on bachelor's degree level of faculty salary schedule for 34-week contract: starting salary of $46,576 and midpoint of $59,608. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.
    Hours per Week
    Full-time, salaried position
    Work Schedule
    34-week contract, schedule will vary each term and may include day and evening assignments at various locations.
    Anticipated Start Date
  • Overview and Responsibilities

    The primary responsibility of this position will be to teach in the Criminal Justice associate degree program and the Law Enforcement Academy. A portion of this assignment will also include instruction in law enforcement in-service and specialized training. Classes may be conducted on a CVTC campus or at remote sites during the day, evening, or weekends. Instruction may include such areas as criminal investigation, interview and interrogation; criminal law; rules of evidence; arrest, search and seizure; report writing; patrol operations; administration; corrections; juvenile law and traffic law and/or accident investigation; DAAT; EVOC; firearms; professional communication; vehicle contacts.


    CVTC instructors are dynamic partners for students, employers, and communities to learn, train, and succeed. An instructor works with students beyond the classroom to ensure their success, models CVTC core abilities, and demonstrates commitment to excellence in program/course content and delivery. An instructor is able to work effectively in a collaborative environment; is willing to innovate and change to meet evolving program and industry needs; and demonstrates competency with use of technology that supports learning and teaching. An instructor maintains a flexible schedule, including availability for evening, weekend, or summer assignment, as appropriate.


    • Plan for and instruct courses in the area of Criminal Justice, Corrections, Law Enforcement, and Constitutional Law.
    • Design and implement relevant and progressive curriculum.
    • Deliver high-quality instruction through the planning and implementation of effective learning strategies and environments.
    • Create performance-based assessments aligned with competencies through formative and summative measures.
    • Promote student success through timely communication, growth-based feedback, and implementation of strategies that meet the needs of diverse learners.
    • Meet professional expectations by maintaining professional currency and contributing to a collaborative culture across the College.
    • Ability to model integrity through self-awareness, personal accountability, ethical behavior, quality standards, and sustainable practices.
    • Ability to think critically by applying problem solving practices, acquiring relevant information, using technology and other resources appropriately, and evaluating alternatives.
    • Ability to communicate effectively by speaking and writing clearly, concisely, and professionally; practicing active listening; reading critically and adapting communication for audience.
    • Ability to value diversity by recognizing personal biases, adapting to culturally diverse situations, and demonstrating a commitment to equity, inclusion, and respectful interactions with persons of diverse ethnic, cultural, social-economic, or educational backgrounds.
    • Ability to stand and/or walk for extended periods of time and exposure to loud noises (e.g., gun fire), wearing safety equipment (e.g., ear protection, eye protection, body armor, and safety vest is required.
    • Please view the Instructor Position Description document for additional responsibilities of instructors at CVTC.


    • Master’s degree in Criminal Justice or related field with a minimum of 5 years (10,000 hours) of occupational experience as a certified law enforcement officer OR bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or related field with a minimum of 7 years (14,000 hours) of occupational experience as a certified law enforcement officer.
    • At least 1 year (2,000 hours) of occupational experience must be within 5 years prior to date of hire. One year (2,000 hours) of recent related occupational experience may be waived if the instructor has at least 2 years of post−secondary teaching experience in the appropriate occupational field within 5 years prior to date of hire.
    • Five years of recent full-time experience as a certified Wisconsin law enforcement officer preferred.
    • Current certification as a General Law Enforcement Instructor through the State of Wisconsin Department of Justice, Law Enforcement Standards Board (LESB) and Bureau of Training and Standards or ability to obtain within one year of hire.
    • LESB Certification in at least one additional specialized topic or unified tactic preferred.
    • Patrol experience preferred.
    • Experience as an investigator preferred.
    • Prior teaching/training experience in criminal justice and law enforcement preferred.
    • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record; includes meeting all requirements as indicated by CVTC’s insurance carrier.
    • Qualified per CVTC requirements at time of, and throughout, employment as an instructor. Must also meet and maintain Higher Learning Commission (HLC) requirements, Faculty Quality Assurance Standards (FQAS), and/or other job specific licensing standards.

    In evaluating candidates for this position, the College may consider a combination of education, training, and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform duties of position.

    As an equal opportunity/access employer and educator, CVTC is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive environment.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

    Benefits Summary

    • Health and dental insurance for all family members
    • Life and long-term disability insurance
    • Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS)
    • 403(B) tax deferred annuity program
    • 457 deferred compensation plan
    • Section 125 flexible spending accounts
    • Paid holidays, personal, and sick leave


    CVTC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the college's non-discrimination policies: Director of Human Resources, 620 W. Clairemont Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 54701, 715-833-6334, WI Relay: 711


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