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Assistant Professor Of Forensic Science

University of Tampa
Tampa, Florida
Closing date
Oct 18, 2023

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Assistant Professor Of Forensic Science



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Position Details

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Natural and Health Sciences at The University of Tampa invites applications for a tenure-track position in Forensic Science at the Assistant Professor level starting in August 2024.

The FEPAC-accredited Forensic Science program ( is housed within the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Natural and Health Sciences.

Currently, over 100 students are in the FEPAC accredited forensic science program, which focuses on drug analysis, toxicology, crime scene, latent prints, firearms and toolmarks, and forensic DNA.

Responsibilities will include teaching and research in the successful candidates' field of expertise and teaching other chemistry courses as assigned by the department. Shared instrumentation available to faculty members includes LC-MS/MS (low-resolution MS), LC-MS/MS (Orbitrap MS), DART-MS, two GC-MS instruments, 400 MHz NMR spectrometer equipped with a cold probe, a preparative HPLC system, ICP-OES, three GC-FID instruments, an FTIR microscope, three stand-alone FTIR instruments, SEM-EDS, five firearms comparison microscopes, a sterile culture facility, and a capillary electrophoresis genetic analyzer.

Candidates are expected to have a commitment to excellence in teaching undergraduate students, mentoring undergraduate student research, scholarly activity, and service within the environment of a primarily undergraduate institution. A typical teaching load is 12 contact hours in a 14-week semester.


A Ph.D. in a discipline related to Forensic Science, such as Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Materials Science. Research related to one or more of the following is preferred but not required: forensic DNA analysis, forensic toxicology, trace evidence, microscopy, firearms, forensic chemistry, forensic anthropology, forensic geology, and document examination.

Applicant review will begin October 13, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.

Required Attachments

All required documents listed below should be uploaded to the attachment box at the bottom of the "My Experience" page of the application before continuing through the application.

1. Cover letter

2. Curriculum vitae

3. Copy of graduate/terminal transcript

4. Name and contact information of three (3) references who can address your teaching and/or scholarship

After review of the above documents, further materials may be requested, including a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interest, and reference letters.

Additional Information

The University of Tampa is a medium-sized, comprehensive, residentially-based private institution of more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University is ideally situated on a beautiful 110-acre campus next to the Hillsborough River, adjacent to Tampa's dynamic central business district, a growing, vibrant, diverse metropolitan area. UT reflects this vibrancy; with 24 consecutive years of enrollment growth UT boasts 260 student organizations, a multicultural student body from 50 states and more than 100 countries, and "Top Tier" ranking in U.S. News and World Report.

The University delivers challenging and high-quality educational experiences to a diverse group of learners. The University has a strong core curriculum rooted in the liberal arts, an enduring commitment to internationalization that has garnered the Senator Paul Simon Award, and a practical, experiential approach to learning. The University offers more than 200 areas of study, including majors in our colleges of Arts and Letters, Business, Natural and Health Sciences and Social Sciences, Math and Education and 14 master's programs.

The College of Natural and Health Sciences offers rigorous, high-quality curricula in biology, marine science, environmental science, chemistry, biochemistry, physics, forensic science, exercise science, public health, allied health, sport management and nursing; all designed to prepare students for challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Our faculty are excellent teachers in the classroom and working with students individually. UT has invested heavily in developing our college's teaching and research facilities and laboratories. Our college continually fosters relationships with organizations in the greater Tampa Bay area and elsewhere to provide students with the opportunity to pursue an internship, volunteer, or interact with professionals working in their chosen field. Each department also offers study abroad courses that students can take for credit toward their degree. For more information, see:

The University of Tampa is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, gender identity, veteran status, or any other non-job related criteria. The University of Tampa recognizes the importance of a multicultural community of students, faculty, and staff who seek to advance our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The University invites applications from underrepresented groups and those who have academic experiences with diverse populations.

Submission Guidelines

To receive full consideration for a faculty appointment with The University of Tampa, please be sure to submit/upload documents as required for this position at time of application submission. Required documents should be submitted in the attachment box at the bottom of the "My Experience" page of the application before continuing through the application.

External Field

Background Check Requirements

Finalists may be required to submit to a criminal background check.

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