Adjunct – Forensic Science Institute
Position Overview:Note: Adjunct positions at UCO are part-time teaching positions.This posting is to create a pool of interested applicants fromwhich the Department may draw as sections become open at any pointin the current academic year. This posting may or may not result inthe hiring of adjuncts. Adjunct Faculty provides a quality learningexperience for students on a semester basis. Adjunct facultyreports to a dean or chair and performs instruction-related dutiesand responsibilities in a timely manner and in accordance with themission, policies and procedures of the college. The relationshipof the adjunct faculty member to the student is one of teacher andfacilitator of learning.College/Department Overview:The Forensic Science Institute (FSI) at the University of CentralOklahoma is dedicated to comprehensive training and research forstudents, professionals and first responders in all aspects ofevidence collection, preservation, analysis, reporting andtestimony. The Institute is a leading provider of forensic scienceeducation at the undergraduate and graduate level through a robust,interdisciplinary program. UCO has the only undergraduate programin North America accredited by the Forensic Science EducationPrograms Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) in all eligibledisciplines to include Forensic Molecular Biology, ForensicChemistry, and Digital Forensics. UCO, along with Eastern KentuckyUniversity, were the first and still only programs to be accreditedin Digital Forensics at the undergraduate level. The ForensicScience Institute has an experienced faculty representinginternational and national leaders in their respectivefields.Department Specific Essential Job Functions:Teaches courses within the scope of Forensic Science.QualificationsExperience Required:Possesses at least a master’s degree in the field specified in theposition announcement (exceptions require Academic Affairsapproval). Possesses excellent communication, problem-solving, andorganizational skills.Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:Teaches, advises and mentors students, evaluates studentperformance, and maintains department and student records inaccordance with university policies. Adheres to the educationalphilosophy of the University. Works in a collaborative manner withcolleagues and professionals peers. Participates in universitymeetings that relate specifically to faculty. Adheres to theeducational philosophy, mission and long-term goals of theUniversity. Adheres to all policies and procedures outlines in theUCO Faculty and Employee Handbooks.Physical Demands:Repetitive movement of hands and fingers – typing and/or writing.Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping,kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visuallyidentify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate withsupervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendancerequired. The physical demands and work environment characteristicsdescribed here are representative of those that must be met by anemployee to successfully perform the essential functions of thisjob. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADArequirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals withdisabilities to perform essential functions.