Sessional Appointments

Forensic Science Sessional Appointment – Fall 2024

The Faculty of Science invites applications from qualified individuals who are interested in teaching the following courses:

FRSC-2007-01 - Introduction to Forensic Science

This course will introduce students to the various specializations of forensic science including forensic pathology; entomology; anthropology; toxicology; digital forensics; as well as DNA, blood stain and fingerprint analysis. The students will learn the theory and practices of forensic evidence identification and analysis. The course may not be used to fulfill the major requirements of any major or concentration in a forensic program. (3 lecture hours a week).
Tuesday 7:00pm – 9:50pm

FRSC 3010-01 - Expert Witness in Forensic Science

Examination of current concepts and controversies in the collection, preservation, and analysis of forensic evidence, and the role of the expert witness. While exploring various forensic specializations students will practice the presentation of evidence in various formats and contexts including short and long presentations, reports, cross-examination, mock trials, etc. (Prerequisite: LAWS-2190). (This course is restricted to students enrolled in a Forensic Science major program.) (3 lecture hours a week).
Monday 2:30pm – 5:20pm

FRSC-3105-01 - Forensic Identification

Practical application of principles and protocols used in forensic identification. Topics range from the expectations of the public in forensic practices to the legal responsibilities of crime scene specialists for evidence identification. Fingerprint theory and practice, image capture and enhancement, crime scene protocols and management, biometrics, and identification as contrasted to systematics are studied. (Prerequisite: FRSC-2101.) (This course is restricted to students enrolled in a Forensic Science major program.) (3 lecture, 3 lab hours a week).
Monday 9:30am – 12:20pm

FRSC 3111-01 - Digital Photography

Use of photography in forensic investigations covers a range of techniques. Students will become familiar with different methods of solving problems of focal length, lighting conditions, lens and filter considerations and apply this knowledge in the practical application of crime scene photography. The course will cover the equipment, methodology and preparation of photographic evidence, as well as the current state of technology in the use of digital photography and photographic evidence. (Prerequisites: FRSC-2190) (3 lecture/lab hours a week).
Friday 2:30pm – 5:20pm

FRSC 4018-02 - Special Topics in Forensic Science
Cold Cases: A Forensic Investigator’s Viewpoint

What defines cold cases (unsolved crimes)? What happens to these cases? This course documents the process of investigating cold cases from the point of view of an active forensic investigator, using a range of cases and including both solved and unsolved crimes. Prerequisites: FRSC 2007 and FRSC 2100.
Wednesday 7:00-pm – 9:50pm

*The courses above are subject to budgetary approval and sufficient enrollment.

Applications must include:

A letter of interest in the position
Letters of reference: one for internal candidates and two for external candidates
A resume/CV outlining relevant experience, casework and/or training in forensic sciences or policing, as well as relevant service activities.
A teaching portfolio demonstrating evidence of teaching excellence. For example: SET scores or other teaching evaluations, course outlines, graduate courses taken, dissertation or thesis topics, evidence of successful teaching, or/and evidence of professional experience.
Specific Requirements by course that should be clearly highlighted in the resume/CV:

FRSC 3010-01: experience providing evidence as an expert witness in court.  
FRSC-3105-01: experience attending crime scenes and processing crime scene evidence.
FRSC 3111-01: experience attending crime scenes and photographing crime scene evidence.   
FRSC 4018-02: case work and Forensic Investigator experience in police services, specifically relating to cold case investigations.

Note: Applicants that have submitted application packages for Forensic Science courses within the last 12 months may choose not to resubmit the same material(s) or may choose to submit modified versions to provide additional information. The latest SETs should be submitted.

Please submit your application to the attention of:        

Forensic Science Program Chair
Dr. Shari Forbes
University of Windsor
401 Sunset Avenue,
Windsor, ON, N9A 3B4

Deadline: Monday, May 13th, 2024

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