Assistant Professor or Professional Educator of Forensic Science

Springfield, Massachusetts
To be determined.
Feb 11, 2019
Mar 13, 2019
Field of specialization
Work Function
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Full time

Assistant Professor or Professional Educator of Forensic Science

The Department of Physical & Biological Sciences at Western New England University seeks applications for a full-time faculty position in Forensic Science beginning in September 2019. Depending on the education and background, the finalist will be hired either as a tenure-track Assistant Professor or as a Professional Educator with a three-year renewable contract.

Responsibilities of the position include teaching lecture and laboratory sections of forensic science courses on Scientific Evidence, Crime Scene Processing, and advanced Forensic Science courses and laboratories, and guiding student research projects and internships in support of the B.S. in Forensic Biology and B.S. in Forensic Chemistry programs that the University offers.

To be considered for a tenure-track position, candidates should have a Ph.D. in forensic science, molecular biology, or analytical chemistry. Professional work experience in a forensic science laboratory or in molecular biology/analytical chemistry with applications to forensic science is required.  Candidates should also have a strong commitment to undergraduate education, and demonstrated teaching abilities.

Candidates with a JD or Master’s degree with extensive experience in working in an accredited forensic science laboratory and some previous college-level teaching will be considered for a position of professional educator.

In addition to submitting a cover letter, a current CV, a teaching statement, and a research statement, candidates must have three references submit their letters of recommendation to Alex Wurm at  Official or unofficial transcripts of all course-work in higher education are required. Full consideration will be given to applications received by April 1, 2019; however, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Excellent fringe benefits including tuition remission for employee, spouse, and dependent children.

Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,800 students, including more than 2,600 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law.

Western New England University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We welcome candidates whose background may contribute to the further diversification of our community.

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