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Associate Instructor Criminal Justice: Correctional Officer Clarksville

  • Clarksville, Tennessee, United States
  • Faculty
  • Faculty Full-Time
  • Closing on: Feb 25 2023

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Dickson is accepting applications for the full-time position of Criminal Justice: Correctional Officer Associate Instructor for the Clarksville Campus. Anticipated start date April 2023.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required; Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice preferred.
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in the criminal justice field; POST certified preferred.
  • Evidence of ability to teach students. Classroom experience and appropriate administration experience in delivery of workforce education and training preferred.
  • Commitment to remain current in criminal justice field.
  • Ability to network with local law enforcement organizations.
  • Must have the ability to establish and maintain effective interpersonal working relationships with students, faculty, staff and the general public.


  • Must possess the organizational and communication skills necessary to be an effective teacher and to interact with students.
  • Ability to deal tactfully with students, co-workers, and the public.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions.
  • Effective ability to utilize Microsoft Office Programs and other basic computer skills.
  • Must be willing and able to perform administrative duties in an accurate and timely manner.

GENERAL DUTIES:  The Criminal Justice: Correctional Officer Associate Instructor is responsible for providing individualized theory and hands-on instruction to students to prepare them for employment as jailers and guards. Areas of instruction include, but are not limited to: inmate processing; maintaining order in the jail environment; disciplinary measures when necessary; cell searches; facility inspections for cleanliness; guarding during exercise periods; knowledge of emergency procedures; mental health and first aid; defensive tactics and use of force; ethics and legal issues; investigations; personal development, etc. This position shall develop, plan, and prepare a complete progressive course of study, lesson plans, assignments and instructional aides, and keep these revised and up to date to meet the requirements of the profession.  The instructor will also assist with student placement and student follow-up; participate in recruitment of students; evaluate student progress and maintain student records; participate in professional development activities; cooperate with outside agencies; work with program advisory committees; conduct visits to area employers; and establish and maintain good public relations within the college’s service area. Some travel may be required. Other duties as assigned. This position is full-time and reports to the Director of Clarksville Campus. Work schedule is a minimum of 37.5 hours per week from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The anticipated start date of the position is April 2023.

SALARY:  Commensurate with Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology salary guidelines.

APPLICATION SUBMISSION & REVIEW: Complete application and submit resume at: Review of résumés with completed employment application will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Applications accepted until February 24, 2023.

EMPLOYMENT DOCUMENTS:  Current federal law requires identification and eligibility verification prior to employment.  Only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States may be employed. A criminal/financial background check will be required for applicant selected.

TCAT Dickson does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity or national origin, sex, disability, age, status as a protected veteran or any other class protected by Federal or State laws and regulations and by the Tennessee Board of Regents policies with respect to employment, programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies: Laura Travis, Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs and Compliance,, 740 Hwy 46 S, Dickson, TN 37055, 615-441-6220. The TCAT Dickson policy on nondiscrimination can be found at

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