Assistant/Associate Professor - Forensic Chemistry

  • Search Number: 12803
  • Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor - Forensic Chemistry
  • Location: Forensic Science Program/MUSOM/Graduate College
  • Position Type: Tenure track position
  • Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Status: This position is closed.


Ph.D. in analytical chemistry or other doctoral degree appropriate for the field of forensic chemistry. Applicants with a degree in forensic science and work experience in a forensic science laboratory are preferred. Teaching experience at an accredited institution of high learning is required. Teaching experience in a FEPAC-accredited program is preferred. Research record including publications, grant writing and submissions, as well as a record of extramural-funding of research activities or potential for such awards and activities. Work and/or teaching experience in the areas of forensic analytical chemistry, chemical analysis of trace evidence, toxicology, fire debris analysis, or forensic drug analysis/controlled substances or related areas. Demonstrated strong teaching skills and ability to inspire student learning; model and mentor professional ethics and values; demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in education; display strong leadership skills, interpersonal skills, as well as oral and written communication skills.


The successful candidate is expected to continue their pursuit of external funding to support research to promote the dissemination of new information and the improvement of the forensic sciences. The position requires a knowledge and/or experience in the following areas analytical techniques, instrumentation, data interpretation, ethics and professional values, court testimony, evidence handling, logic, principles and concepts of forensic science applications, scientific method, method validation, evolution of the discipline, accepted standards and practices, results and conclusions, process analysis, QU/QC, report writing, case management, and knowledge of instrumentation to include elemental analysis, spectrometry, and chromatography, all as they relate to forensic science and/or forensic chemistry. The successful candidate shall teach courses in the forensic chemistry curriculum while ensuring their applicability to the program's mission, goals, and objectives. Research in the area of chemical analysis of trace evidence is preferred. This individual will assist in teaching in the Forensic Chemistry sector of the FEPAC-accredited graduate program. The successful candidate will teach selected courses*, assist in developing curricula, advise and mentor students, as well as serve on university and program-related committees. Membership in regional and national forensic science organizations is encouraged. The successful candidate shall participate in teaching, research, and community service in a manner that effectively reflects the university's, as well as the program's, mission, goals, and objectives. More specifically, the successful candidate will teach some or all components of the following courses: FSC662 Forensic Analytical Chemistry (Fall semester; 3 credit hrs); FSC623 Forensic Analytical Chemistry* Laboratory (Spring semester; 1 credit hr); FSC626 Advanced Drug Analysis (Spring Semester: 2 credit hr); FSC608 Forensic Toxicology as a team taught course currently (Fall semester; 3 credit hrs); FSC628 Chemical Analysis of Trace Evidence* (Fall semester; 2 credit hrs). *NOTE: Both analytical chemistry and trace evidence courses have a laboratory component. In addition, the successful candidate will assist in advising graduate students enrolled in the chemistry emphasis oversee their internships and research, whether in the lab or away, and review research papers and research projects, oral and posted presentations.

Application Procedure:

Send cover letter, current curriculum vitae, statements of research interests and teaching philosophy, selected electronic reprints, and copies of official transcripts (official undergraduate and graduate transcripts must be received directly from the degree-granting institution prior to campus interview). Applicants must also request three letters of reference to be sent directly to: Please assemble all documents, except letters of recommendation, into a single pdf file.

  • Deadline for applications: Position is open until filled.
  • Date Published: 03/02/2012
  • Background Check Required: YES