The Southern Police Institute is a part of the Department of Criminal Justice in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Louisville. The Institute awards both academic (graduate and undergraduate) and continuing education credits through its programs.
This is an executive staff position with responsibilities for programs and services at the Southern Police Institute (SPI). This is a five-year appointment with the possibility for renewal following a successful five-year review.
The mission of the Southern Police Institute is to provide advanced leadership and professional development training to law enforcement practitioners, nationally and internationally. In fulfilling this mission, the Institute is committed to best practices in law enforcement, police reform and policing strategies that promote social justice. Since its inception in 1951, its program of instruction has been based upon the belief that law enforcement is a demanding activity requiring the highest levels of professional preparation and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Administration, leadership and participation in the instruction, research, and service missions of the Southern Police Institute. This includes teaching one course each semester in the Administrative Officer’s Course (academic credit program).
The successful candidate for Director must be capable of moving the Southern Police Institute forward as a leader in police reform and social justice as well as ensuring that SPI continues to promote responsive and progressive professional education and training programs.
The Director works closely with the Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice and interfaces with members of the Southern Police Institute Alumni Association.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Women, minorities, and other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply
Please see Note below on further instructions on How To Apply.
An application form must be combined and submitted electronically online. Job ID: 41208 must be referenced in the application. Along with the application form, a letter of application, resume or vitae, transcripts (unofficial are acceptable with official transcripts required prior to employment) and contact information for three references.
Questions should be directed to:
Deborah G. Keeling, Chair, SPI Director Search Committee
University of Louisville
Department of Justice Administration
102A Brigman Hall
Louisville, KY 40292
Equal Employment Opportunity
How To Apply -Staff Positions
Only ONE attachment can be uploaded per application. If you wish to include a cover letter or other documents, please combine them as one document with your resume/cv, save the document with a simple short title that contains only letters, spaces, or numbers, and then upload.
Computers are available for application submission at the Human Resources Department located at 1980 Arthur Street – Louisville, Kentucky 40208. For more information, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 502-852-6258.
If you require assistance or accommodation with our online application process, you may schedule an appointment at (502) 852-6258 with Employment Services at the Human Resources office located at 1980 Arthur Street, Louisville, KY 40208.
For more information and to apply online, please visit: https://hrprpt.louisville.edu/psp/ps/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&SiteId=100&JobOpeningId=41208&PostingSeq=1