Position Summary:

The Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Forensic Investigation. This is a full-time, nine-month basis position starting in August of 2020.


The successful candidate will have a demonstrated competency, or the capability, for teaching courses in Forensic Investigation. Courses should include some combination of the following: Biometrics/Fingerprinting, Criminalistics, Crime Scene Processing, Forensic Criminology, Criminal Investigation, Research Methods in Forensics, Counter-Terrorism, Medico-Legal Death Investigation, Clandestine Grave Investigation, Courtroom Testimony and Evidence, Evidence Collection and Management, Cyber Crime, and Fraud Investigation.

The typical teaching load is 4 courses per semester (4/4) plus student advising. Other duties may be assigned by the Department Chair. Applicants will also be expected to participate in scholarly activities, provide academic advising to students, and participate in department, college, university and public service. It is expected that the candidate remains professionally active in the Criminal Justice/Forensic Investigation community. Additional teaching or other responsibilities may be available, including during the summer, depending on department needs and the interest of the selected candidate. More


What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications

    • The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Forensic Science, a related science, Criminal Justice, Engineering (Mechanical or Electrical), Anthropology (specializing in Physical Anthropology) or another closely related field. An ABD (all but dissertation), if hired, will be contractually obligated to complete the Ph.D. by September 1, 2021. The preferred candidate would be on track to achieve their Ph.D. by the start date.
    • Alternatively, an M.D. with medico-legal investigatory or laboratory experience will also be considered.
    • Applicants must have evidence of a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education in a liberal arts environment and a willingness to collaborate with both students and faculty.
    • Applicants must have demonstrable knowledge of the intersection of the domains of Law and Science.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3 years of effective teaching experience at the college level teaching Forensic Investigation and/or Forensic Investigation related courses.
  • 3 years of professional, field, or administrative experience in a Forensic Investigation related arena.
  • Laboratory (Crime Laboratory or Medical Examiner’s Office) experience.

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