Director of Program Operations in Forensic Pattern Analysis

Loyola University Maryland

Baltimore, MD

ID: 7072181
Posted: November 16, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Summary and Duties
The director will provide administration of the forensic pattern analysis program, as well as teach and develop courses for the program. The DPO will lead the continued development and implementation of the curriculum and program, serve as an advisor to graduate students, and work in cooperation with several offices on campus to spearhead recruiting efforts, and to develop approaches for advising and assessment of the program.

The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to LUM’s stated goal of equity and inclusion of the academic community.

The appointee will divide responsibilities between teaching, administration and service to include but not limited to:
1) A teaching load of 2:2 distributed over the academic calendar;
2) Advise and mentor graduate students in the program;
3) Lead recruitment efforts for the graduate program, including working with Graduate Enrollment, Financial Aid, and Marketing and Communications in recruiting efforts;
4) Ensure information in Graduate Catalogue and website is accurate and current;
5) Process and review applications for Masters program;
6) Work with Forensic Studies Program Director to develop graduate schedule for each term;
7) Work with Steering Committee, Advisory Board, and external stakeholders to ensure graduate coursework and training are current and prepares graduates to be competitive for workforce;
8) Supervise capstone projects for graduate students;
9) Conduct course and program level assessment as prescribed by university;
10) Participate in appropriate departmental and university service activities.

Required Qualifications
1) MS in forensic science or related field with experience and training in forensic science
2) 3 years prior college teaching experience or relevant work experience
3) The successful candidate must possess an awareness of and interest in high impact practices in line with the mission of Jesuit higher education

Preferred Qualifications
1) PhD in forensic science
2) Expertise and training in forensic pattern evidence, especially fingerprint analysis
3) Experience with graduate program development, including teaching and mentoring graduate students
4) Experience working with or in a forensic science laboratory, crime scene investigation or working directly with law enforcement
5) We seek candidates displaying a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, including an appreciation of or engagement in high impact practices

University Description
Loyola University Maryland is a Jesuit, Catholic university committed to the educational and spiritual traditions of the Society of Jesus and to the ideals of liberal education and the development of the whole person. Accordingly, Loyola inspires students to learn, lead, and serve in a diverse and changing world. Loyola’s beautiful, historic Evergreen campus is located in Baltimore, and its graduate centers are in Timonium and Columbia. Loyola enrolls 4,000 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students across the Sellinger School of Business and Management, the School of Education, and Loyola College of Arts and Sciences. Founded in 1852, Loyola is one of 27 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States and the first to bear the name of Saint Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus.

Diversity Statement
Loyola University Maryland strongly values the benefits that diversity brings to the workplace. In accord with its Ignatian values, the University is committed to creating and promoting a community that recognizes the inherent value and dignity of each person. Loyola University Maryland does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status, or any other legally protected classification. The University recruits, hires, and promotes in accord with this policy and its Core Values.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Successful candidates for any staff, faculty, or administrative position at Loyola University Maryland will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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