Position title
Faculty - Criminal Justice - 164-Day Appointment

Summary of Position

Red Rocks Community College seeks applications for a full-time faculty position to join our Criminal Justice Department. This is a full-time, 164-day academic year appointment, beginning in August 2023, that is focused around the 16.5-week Fall semester (August to December) and 16.5-week Spring semesters (January to May).  

Red Rocks Community College exemplifies extraordinary. We are dedicated to our Vision and Mission, which promote student achievement, staff empowerment, and community engagement. We live our values: Integrity, Collaboration, Learning, Inclusiveness, and Communication. We encourage applications from individuals whose background and interests align with our commitment to inclusiveness and welcome you to visit the RRCC Inclusion & Diversity webpage for additional information.

With an unrivaled reputation grounded in our Values, we stand out as a cutting-edge model in higher education. We are one of the first community colleges in the country to offer both Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs. Our continued pursuit of excellence is instilled in our employees and has inspired a dynamic and passionate culture.

Position Summary:  Perform instruction-related duties, responsibilities, and program direction in the Criminal Justice department at the College in accordance with the philosophy, policies, and procedures of the Colorado Community College System and Red Rocks Community College.

Salary Note: The posted salary range represents our FY23 Faculty salary ranges. Increases are planned for FY24 and will be in effect for August 2023 start date. 

**All applications will be reviewed in the order that they are received on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Candidates are encouraged to submit a complete application packet early for full consideration. Application review will begin May 22, 2023.** 


Description of Position



Teach day, evening, weekend, and/or distance courses in accordance with approved course of study or outline utilizing traditional and alternative methods of instruction (including computer-aided, on-line, distance learning, self-paced, interdisciplinary, etc.) where appropriate.

  • Coordinate class structure and organization, prepare course materials, demonstrate and maintain currency in the discipline and in teaching methodology, present instructional material effectively.
  • Maintain professional and courteous interaction with students and employees, and demonstrate sensitivity to different learning styles.
  • Hold regular office hours, encourage student engagement and student achievement, utilize assessment data to facilitate student learning.
  • Document teaching and curriculum changes based on assessment results, incorporate course, program, and college student learning outcomes into teaching, utilize student retention strategies, and integrate technology into course work as appropriate to the discipline.
  • Assist with program and plan development and maintenance, coordinate instructional programs as assigned.
  • Review, coordinate, and recommend textbooks and/or class materials.  Comply with college procedures pertaining to grading and record keeping.
  • Assist in maintaining inventory control of equipment, tools, and supplies required for classes, and in requesting repair and/or replacement for the equipment according to division regulations.


Service includes fulfilling the mission and goals of the college outside of the classroom. Components may include but are not limited to:

  • Departmental service, including curriculum coordination, management and development, review, updating, revision and evaluation in relation to community needs and recommending changes as appropriate.
  • Assisting with or assuming department chair duties.
  • Conducting advising and outreach activities; assisting with concurrent enrollment; undertaking administrative assignments and committee work.
  • Attending departmental meetings and, when appropriate planning and attending advisory meetings.
  • Participating in system, college-wide and campus committee work including assisting in recruiting and interviewing potential full-time faculty and part-time instructors.
  • Sponsoring and participating in student activities; and attending college activities and events.
  • Serve as the college representative on agency advisory boards; make community and/or professional presentations and serve as a liaison to local schools. Conduct classroom observations and oversight for affiliation sites and concurrent enrollment sites.
  • Perform administrative tasks to maintain program excellence including but not limited to, evaluating graduation applications and prior learning assessment applications, assist in scheduling class offerings for each semester, maintain course sequence plans for each degree and certificate offered, college catalog review, provide catalog revisions as requested.
  • Conduct classroom observations and provide performance feedback for part-time faculty.
  • Develop and communicate program policies and procedures to staff and students. Assure the integrity of the established standards and procedures.
  • Provide academic and behavioral advising to students to facilitate successful outcomes.
  • Oversee curriculum delivery via proper scheduling and staffing of courses, managing textbook/lab supplies, and licensing/maintenance of equipment.

Additional activities may include but are not limited to: Serving as the college representative on a local board or commission; and serving as an elected or appointed member of local boards.  Participation in various college, system, and/or professional activities intended to develop the faculty member and enhance his/her ability to teach effectively and contribute to the mission and goals of the department and institution.

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Job Location
13300 West Sixth Avenue, Lakewood, 80228
Job Type
Employment Type
$$56,000.00-$$62,720.00 Per year
Date posted
May 12, 2023
Valid through
July 11, 2023
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Position: Faculty - Criminal Justice - 164-Day Appointment

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