Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+6.7% (as fast as the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Doctoral or professional degree


What Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary Do

Teach courses in criminal justice, corrections, and law enforcement administration. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Other Job Titles Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary May Have

Adjunct Instructor, Adjunct Professor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Criminal Justice Instructor, Criminal Justice Professor, Digital Forensics Instructor, Instructor, Justice Professor, Professor

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Associate Professor of Criminology ,

University of Texas at Dallas

While days vary, I spend a lot of my time reading research to keep up with my field. I write grants to help me conduct my research, which focuses on keeping students safe in school. When I am conducting research, I spend a lot of time in schools, talking to students and teachers. Then, I write up my results and publish them in academic journals. During the school year, I teach one or two classes at the university, about topics as diverse as juvenile justice, the death penalty, and policing.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as criminal law, defensive policing, and investigation techniques.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.

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