Assistant Professor of Forensic Science

Towson University, Towson, MD, US


The Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics invites applications for a tenure-track, 9-month Assistant Professor in Forensic Science in the Department of Chemistry beginning August 2023.


  • Teach upper-level undergraduate and graduate forensic science courses and serve as an undergraduate and graduate research mentor.
  • Establish a competitive research program that can engage undergraduate and graduate forensic science students.
  • Pursue external funding and publish in peer-reviewed research journals.
  • Participate in departmental activities and potentially teach general chemistry courses at the introductory level when needed by the department.


PhD in Forensic Science, Chemistry, Biology or a related discipline, with application toward Forensic Science. The department is particularly interested in candidates with expertise in either analytical chemistry (forensic toxicology, forensic drug analysis and forensic trace evidence analysis using advanced analytical techniques and instruments such as HPLC, LCMS, GC, GCMS and FTIR), or forensic DNA analysis (STR/PCR and/or NGS technology). Candidates with experience in a forensic analytical chemistry laboratory or a forensic DNA laboratory, postdoctoral experience or undergraduate teaching experience are strongly encouraged to apply.


Competitive salary and full University benefits

How to apply

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit a one-page cover letter, curriculum-vitae, copies of graduate transcripts, a three-page research statement, a one-page teaching statement, a one-page diversity statement, and letters of recommendation from two professional references.

For additional information please contact the chair of the search committee, Director Mark Profili at

Please note that the search number for which you have applied is FCSM-3629.

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

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