Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Forensic Science

Huntsville, Texas
Commensurate with experience
Aug 15, 2019
Sep 14, 2019
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Forensic Science is conducting a search for a forensic science faculty position within its nationally recognized FEPAC-accredited MS and Ph.D. programs.

As a leader in forensic science education in the US, candidates are expected to be dedicated teachers, productive researchers, and professionals prepared to become actively engaged in the diverse programs administered by the College of Criminal Justice.

A successful candidate must be able to develop and teach graduate-level courses in forensic science, pursue a sustained research agenda, supervise graduate student research and actively participate in the continuous development of forensic science programming at SHSU.  Candidates for this faculty position shall have a doctoral degree in a relevant scientific field from an accredited university. Relevant research/teaching experience in forensic science or a related natural science is required.

The College provides faculty members with exceptional research opportunities through its research centers and advanced training institutes as well as access to outstanding resources to support their professional development. Located on the edge of the Sam Houston National Forest and an hour north of Houston, Sam Houston State University continues to be named among the Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.”

To ensure full consideration, applicants need to apply on line at In addition to the electronic application, applicants should submit a letter of interest, a current vita, and the names and contact information for a minimum of three references addressed to: Dr. Sarah Kerrigan Chair, Department of Forensic Science, Sam Houston State University; Box 2525; Huntsville, Texas 77341-2525,

This faculty position will commence Fall 2020. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Visit our website at to learn more about the Department of Forensic Science.

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an "at will" employer. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215. 

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