Assistant Professor, Forensic Science-Analytical Chemistry

The University of Tampa, Tampa, FL, US


The University of Tampa invites applications for a tenure-track position in Forensic Science – Analytical Chemistry at the Assistant Professor level starting in August 2023. The FEPAC-accredited Forensic Science program ( is housed within the Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Physics, in the College of Natural and Health Sciences.

 The University of Tampa is a medium-sized, comprehensive, residentially-based private institution of more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. he University is ideally situated on a beautiful 110-acre campus next to the Hillsborough River, adjacent to Tampa's dynamic central business district, which is 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 100countries, and "Top Tier" ranking in U.S. News & World Report.

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

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 MHzNMR 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, and four firearms comparison microscopes.

 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. Atypical teaching load is 12 contact hours in a 14-week semester.



A Ph.D. in Forensic Science, Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry or related discipline. Expertise in one or more of the following is preferred: forensic DNA analysis, forensic toxicology, microscopy, trace evidence, firearms, or forensic chemistry. 

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