Assistant Professor of Forensic Science (Tenure Track Position) Department of Forensic Science

St. Edward's University, Austin, TX, US


Essential Responsibilities Include:

  • teaching 3-4 courses during each semester of the academic year, including courses within the Forensic Science major and, depending on candidate qualifications and staffing needs, courses within the university's general education program;
  • serving as an academic advisor for undergraduate students assisting with laboratory management;
  • maintaining a program of scholarly activity conducive to mentoring student research;
  • supervising student internship and research experiences engaging in professional service within and beyond the university;
  • other duties as assigned.


For consideration, candidates must meet the following qualifications:

  • Master's degree or PhD from an accredited institution in Forensic Science or a related field (PhD preferred);
  • career emphasis in medico-legal death investigations, anthropology/entomology, digital forensics, and/or drug analysis/toxicology;
  • at least five years of experience working in a crime laboratory or as a crime scene investigator;
  • demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching at the collegiate level, including ability or potential to teach a range of undergraduate courses and support a diverse student body;
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills educational philosophy consistent with the mission and values of a liberal arts university


The University offers an excellent TOTAL REWARDS package! An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at;

Medical & Rx Coverage (HSA & FSA Available), Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability Insurance, Long Term Disability Insurance, Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Pet Insurance, Annual Leave & Paid Sick Leave, Retirement Plan, Tuition Benefits, Paid Holidays, and Services & Discounts

How to apply

Applicants should apply online at Application packages should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references, and a statement describing your teaching philosophy and your approach to working on projects with undergraduate students. In addition, all applications must include a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement that details the candidate's (1) knowledge, (2) track record, and (3) plans for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion as a professional at St. Edward's University (2-page maximum). Your DEI statement should be included as a separate document and should not contain your name or any other personally identifiable information.

Applicants should submit materials by January 31, 2023 for full consideration; however, the position will remain open until filled.