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Assistant Professor of Forensic Sciences

Chaminade University of Honolulu
Honolulu, Hawaii
Salary + Benefits
Closing date
Mar 31, 2023

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Chaminade University offers its students an education in a collaborative learning environment that prepares them for life, service and successful careers. Guided by its Catholic, Marianist and liberal arts educational traditions, Chaminade encourages the development of moral character, personal competencies, and a commitment to build a just and peaceful society. The University offers both the civic and church communities of the Pacific region its academic and intellectual resources in the pursuit of common aims.


Position Information Title: Assistant Professor of Forensic Sciences


Division: Forensic Sciences Unit


Department: School of Natural Sciences and Math






Position Summary The responsibilities of this position comprise the teaching of lecture and laboratory courses in Forensic Sciences to undergraduate students at Chaminade University. Assume other duties and university service as assigned by the Dean, within the scope of the Faculty Handbook. Participate in recruiting and service activities for discipline and university.




Reporting Relationships This position reports to the Dean of the School of Natural Science and Mathematics


Essential Duties and Responsibilities This position is expected to teach at least 24 faculty load hours per academic year and participate actively in academic program assessment. The successful candidate also will be responsible for instruction and academic advising at the undergraduate level. The candidate will also provide guest lectures/seminars and advise student research projects as appropriate. This position also is expected to contribute oversight, maintenance, and development of laboratory and other facilities for Forensic Sciences.




Disclaimer This list of responsibilities is not exhaustive.  Details relating to both essential and non-essential functions of the job are not precise and are only an approximation, which can vary on a day-to-day basis and are subject to change on an as-needed basis and/or in the sole discretion of supervisory management.




Education and Experience The successful candidate is expected to have a PhD in a related field from an accredited college or university, as well as a background in forensic sciences. The successful candidate will also have the potential to lead a successful research program.






  • Ph.D. in forensic sciences, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, environmental sciences, environmental studies, physics, or a related field from an accredited college or university. Experience delivering undergraduate curricula in forensic sciences, Experience presenting research at professional scientific meetings, and Desire to be a part of a collegial team that is genuinely interested in student success.



Delivering undergraduate education in forensic sciences and presenting scientific research at professional scientific meetings.




  • Expertise with advanced instrumentation and approaches used in a forensic laboratory (e.g. chromatography, spectroscopy, molecular biological analysis, advanced photography, microscopy), experience in a forensic laboratory or as a postdoctoral researcher, experience serving as an expert consultant/witness, and forensic science experience on an international scale, particularly in regions of the Pacific Rim. Experience in a forensic laboratory or as a postdoctoral researcher. Experience serving as an expert consultant and/or expert witness. Expertise with advanced instrumentation and approaches used in a forensic laboratory (e.g. chromatography, spectroscopy, molecular biological analysis, advanced photography, microscopy). Forensic science experience on an international scale, particularly in regions of the Pacific Rim

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities  


  • Forensic science and scientific skills relevant to their area of expertise. Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact and work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite or related software, learning management systems (e.g. Canvas), and other programs related to teaching, learning, advising, and assessment (e.g. Self Service, Stellic, Weave). Ability to prioritize work and resources. Ability to meet deadlines. Attention to detail with a focus on thoroughness and quality. High integrity and ethical standards.



Physical Requirements Duties involve light work in an office and community setting and requires a minimum of physical effort with intermittent sitting, standing, climbing stairs, and walking inclines. Must be able to lift 20 pounds, walk the campus with ease, and have excellent motor skills.  Must have finger dexterity. Must be able to communicate information and ideas so that others will understand.



Other Requirements:

  • Observes all safety and health regulations and works in accordance with safe work procedures and policies of the University. Reports unsafe acts/conditions and injuries in a timely and proper manner.

Marianist Identity/Native Hawaiian & Pacific Island Serving: An expressed willingness to respect and support the Catholic and Marianist identity of Chaminade University of Honolulu and to perform all duties in a manner consistent with Marianist educational values and mission of the University.  Understanding of and respect for the University’s designation as an institution that serves students of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Island ancestry.







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