Assistant Teaching Professor or Instructor of Forensic Science

The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS, US

Responsibilities

The School of Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, and Security at The University of Southern Mississippi invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Assistant Teaching Professor or Instructor of Forensic Science to begin in Fall 2023. The teaching load for the position is four classes per semester (Fall and Spring).

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teaching, advising and mentoring students at the university level
  • Online and face-to-face course delivery and instruction
  • Prepare and submit syllabi, grades and other required course documentation in a time manner
  • Scholarly and service activities commensurate with university, college, and school expectations
  • Attendance at school, college and university meetings and recruitment events
  • Organize and manage laboratory activities
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Assistant Teaching Professor

Minimum Qualifications: PhD in Forensic Science or a closely related discipline from an accredited college or university. Ability to teach effectively (both online and in traditional settings) at the university level in an undergraduate forensic science degree program in one or more of the following areas: crime scene documentation, fingerprint analysis, arson and explosives, firearms identification, forensic science laboratory policies and procedures and related areas. Ability to engage in scholarly and service activities and to advise and mentor students.

Preferred Qualifications: Teaching, mentoring and service experience at university level. Experience with online course delivery and instruction (Canvas Learning Management System). Ability to teach effectively (both online and in traditional settings) at the university level in an undergraduate forensic science degree program in all or most of the following areas: crime scene documentation, fingerprint analysis, arson and explosives, firearms identification, forensic science laboratory policies and procedures and related areas. Professional experience in forensic science, criminal justice, public safety or related field involving criminal investigations, chain-of-custody, forensic science techniques and instrumentation and courtroom testimony. Ability to help students obtain internships in forensic laboratories or law enforcement agencies.
 

Instructor of Forensic Science

Minimum Qualifications : MS in Forensic Science or closely related discipline from an accredited college or university. Ability to teach effectively (both online and in traditional settings) at the university level in an undergraduate forensic science degree program in one or more of the following areas: crime scene documentation, fingerprint analysis, arson and explosives, firearms identification, forensic science laboratory policies and procedures and related areas. Ability to engage in scholarly and service activities and to advise and mentor students.

Preferred Qualifications: Teaching, mentoring and service experience at university level. Experience with online course delivery and instruction (Canvas Learning Management System). Ability to teach effectively (both online and in traditional settings) at the university level in an undergraduate forensic science degree program in all or most of the following areas: crime scene documentation, fingerprint analysis, arson and explosives, firearms identification, forensic science laboratory policies and procedures and related areas. Professional experience in forensic science, criminal justice, public safety or related field involving criminal investigations, chain-of-custody, forensic science techniques and instrumentation and courtroom testimony. Ability to help students obtain internships in forensic laboratories or law enforcement agencies
 

Compensation

Salary and benefits to be discussed individually.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 131 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and large event venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 37 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 27 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit www.usm.edu.

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

How to apply

Applicants must complete an online application along with a letter of interest, statement of teaching philosophy and goals, current vita, and contact information for at least three professional references. To receive priority consideration, applications must be received by November 11, 2022. Official transcripts will be required prior to a campus interview.

Direct inquiries to:
Kristi Johnson, Search Committee Chair
School of Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, and Security
118 College Drive # 5127
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
Kristi.Johnson@usm.edu

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