Associate Director-Southern Police Institute (KY)

Minimum Qualifications
Master’s degree in Police Administration, Criminal Justice, or Criminology with specialization in law enforcement and four years of Police Service with experience mid-level or command level experience in a law enforcement agency, work in a law enforcement training academy or other accredited law enforcement training facility as command staff. The university offers market competitive salary and benefits. Grade EG. Salary commensurate with experience.

Preferred Qualifications
Advanced degree (Doctorate) in Criminal Justice, Public Administration or related discipline
POST instructor certification or demonstrated instructional experience
Knowledge of the law enforcement training field (technical needs)
Knowledge and engagement in contemporary law enforcement issues, to include criminal justice reform and policing strategy.
Experience and ability to instruct undergraduate and graduate level courses.
Experience in the development and/or delivery of law enforcement training.
Graduate of the Southern Police Institutes’ Administrative Officer’s Course, or Command Officer’s Development Course.
Position Description
The Southern Police Institute (SPI) is looking for a motivated, experienced, and organized individual with a strong commitment to excellent service, diversity and equity and quality education, to fill the position of Associate Director at SPI, on the campus of the University of Louisville.

Duties include:

Managing, on a daily basis, the delivery of all continuing education activities (educational programs and consulting projects) for the Southern Police Institute. This includes supervision and evaluation of staff; design and modification of programs and projects; selection and evaluation of instructors and/or consultants; coordination with instructors and review and submission of courses for state (KLEC) certification; approval of marketing and advertising, data entry and analysis; writing technical reports; client/instructor briefings; and other activities related to continuing education programs and projects as appropriate.
Presenting at seminars or professional presentations, as required.
Creating and overseeing the implementation of multiyear Continuing Education master plan for programmatic activity.
Providing outreach and establishing/maintaining ongoing relationships with professional organizations, training directors, training program coordinators, trainers, state Posts/other certification agencies, and commercial organizations that perform law enforcement professional development/training, as well as police training service providers through networking, phone, online, and conferences.
Developing proposals for technical assistance, consultation and training, completing and maintaining all university accreditation and certifications requirements, travels as needed, to coordinate events and ceremonies related to professional development courses.
The Department of Criminal Justice is committed to creating equitable and inclusive campus environments that accelerate the success of the full range of our students and employees. We believe that employees who feel valued and respected will create policies, programs, practices, research agendas, and services to effectively meet the needs and exceed the expectations of the increasingly diverse student populations we admit and hope to serve. We encourage candidates to apply who have demonstrated capacity to create inclusive work environments, will work effectively on increasingly diverse teams, and will serve the increasingly diverse students we admit and want to attract.

Questions should be directed to Michael D. Bassi, Chair, SPI Associate Director Search Committee at

Please include resume or vitae, transcripts (unofficial are acceptable with official transcripts required prior to employment) and contact information for three references.

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Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, pregnancy, or veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Employment team at or 502.852.6258.

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