Instructor or Assistant Teaching Professor of Chemistry

Hattiesburg, Mississippi
$45,000.00 to $50,000.00
Dec 22, 2020
Jan 21, 2021
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

The School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at The University of Southern Mississippi invites applications for a non-tenure-track position of Instructor or Assistant Teaching Professor of Chemistry on the Hattiesburg Campus to begin in August 2021. The position is oriented towards effective instruction in freshman and sophomore chemistry classes and laboratories, supervision and coordination of chemistry laboratories, and student advisement. There is no research requirement. A Master’s Degree (for appointment at the rank of Instructor) or Doctorate (for appointment at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor) in Chemistry or related field with at least 18 graduate credit hours in Chemistry is required by the start of the appointment. The successful candidate must be able to engage in effective teaching.

Responsibilities include teaching 12 semester credit hours of freshman and sophomore Chemistry courses, curriculum development and recruitment, service commensurate with expectations of all faculty, and teaching of on-line Chemistry courses and labs as needed. Experience in college teaching, Chemistry Education, on-line education, Organic Chemistry or recruitment will be considered positively.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites in central and southern Mississippi, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 130 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's “R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity” designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and sport venue safety and security, among others.  USM is also one of only 40 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of approximately 15,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 36 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 24 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit .

Applications must be submitted online at requisition nr. 1712 (direct link: ) and must include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, teaching statement, unofficial transcripts and the names of three professional references. Applicants may be contacted later to submit three letters of recommendation. Official transcripts will be required prior to a campus interview.

Review of applications begins January 15, 2021, and applications received before this date will receive priority. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled or the search is terminated. 

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.