Assistant Professor of Forensic Science

Hempstead, New York
Salary and benefits
Sep 19, 2018
Oct 19, 2018
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Hofstra University Department of Chemistry ( invites applications for an anticipated tenure-track position in Forensic Science beginning September 1, 2019, subject to financial availability. Hofstra is a selective private university located 25 miles from New York City, providing excellent opportunities for collaboration with nearby universities, local law enforcement crime labs, and national lab facilities. The Department of Chemistry offers undergraduate degrees in Chemistry, Biochemistry and Forensic Science.

Responsibilities of the position include: advising Forensic Science majors and assisting students in internship placements; teaching Forensic Science courses as well as introductory or advanced chemistry courses in area of expertise; directing the Forensic Science program; and establishing a productive research program involving undergraduates.  Hofstra University supports undergraduate participation in research and the successful applicant should be prepared to secure grant funds for research. Teaching load alternates between 2 and 3 courses per semester; typical class size is 10-50 students.  Competitive salary, excellent benefits, release time for research, and sabbatical support. A Ph.D. is required by time of employment in Forensic Science, Forensic Chemistry or Chemistry (any field) with demonstrated forensic science related experience or training. Applicants with training in toxicology, pharmacology, or other forensic disciplines that complement our existing program are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications received by October 30, 2018, will receive full consideration; applications will be considered until the position is filled.  Submit cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy, research plans (specifically addressing undergraduate involvement), and arrange for official transcripts and three letters of recommendation to be addressed to Dr. William F. Nirode, Department Chair, and emailed to

Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.