Adjunct Instructor - Basic Peace Officer Academy
This position reports to the Chair, Criminal Justice and the Dean, Business, Technology and Public Service.

Appointment Period:

2020 Summer Academy

Responsibilities: Teach courses in the Basic Peace Officer Academy. The full time police academy program, which consists of 760 hours of instruction, hands on training and physical conditioning, exceeds the minimum and Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC) curriculum requirements. Classes are scheduled Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm with some weekend sessions.

Specific Duties:
  1. Report to the Police Academy Commander on student progress and class information.
  2. Provide lesson plans, objectives, and identified outcomes for the learning modules tied to basic police training curriculum.
  3. Teach, instruct and coach students in basic police training, related topics, and skills.
  4. Monitor students’ performance to make suggestions/corrections for improvement and to ensure that they satisfy course standards, training requirements, and Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC) state licensing standards.
  5. Work individually and with other instructors to review and evaluate individual students and their progress.
  6. Must have ability to work a combination of evening/weekend schedules.
  7. Conduct all assigned class meetings in a timely and prepared way.
  8. Provide a thorough and accurate correction of assignments. Provide appropriate constructive feedback.
  9. Promptly return corrected work.
  10. Provide guidance and support to students.
  11. Report student grades and attendance.
  12. Reply to email communication from students and colleagues promptly.
  13. Enforce all administration policies and rules governing students.
  14. Other instructional or academic duties as assigned.

Major Work Qualifications: Requires a minimum of 5 years’ experience in law enforcement or legal environment. Requires the ability to work with a team and co-teach. Ability to teach and demonstrate various law enforcement skills, techniques, and practices required. Prior teaching experience preferred. Completion of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) Certification is required. 80 hour Instructional Skills class is required. OPOTA certification must list all course curriculum in subject areas in which the instructor is certified to instruct, as well as the expiration date of the certificate. Must committed to the implementation of the philosophy and conceptual frame-work of Rhodes State College and the Division of Business, Technology and Public Service.

Salary: Commensurate with academic preparation, professional experience and professional certifications.

Application: Submit materials electronically to the Office of Human Resources, Rhodes State College, at Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must include a letter of interest outlining background and qualifications, unofficial transcripts, a resume and the names, email addresses and telephone numbers (work and home/cell) of at least three (3) professional references. References are contacted at the point when applicants advance through the interview process. Applicants who are invited to the interview process will be required to complete and submit a College employment application and undergo a criminal background screening. Successful candidates will possess a commitment to serving a culturally and economically diverse student population in a rural context. Rhodes State College is committed to promoting a culturally diverse environment. We encourage candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education to apply.

Posted: 12/6/2019