Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

University of New Haven, West Haven, CT, US


The University of New Haven Forensic Science Department is recruiting for a tenure-track position. The selected candidate will play a key role in instructing forensic science courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Teaching assignments will be customized to align with the candidate's expertise and encompass a range of classes, including, but not limited to, Introduction/Survey of Forensic Science and other major courses.

In addition to teaching responsibilities, the candidate is expected to provide guidance and mentorship to students at both levels, overseeing thesis and other research projects. The role also emphasizes the significance of faculty research and ongoing professional development. This opportunity offers a dynamic environment where individuals can contribute to the academic and research excellence of the Forensic Science department.


Applicants for this position must hold a Ph.D. in a natural science or a closely related forensic science discipline and demonstrate expertise in areas such as forensic biology, forensic chemistry, and/or physical analysis methods. Essential qualifications include practical experience and testimony in a courtroom setting. While prior teaching experience in higher education is desirable, it is not mandatory.


  • Health insurance coverage with multiple options 
  • Dental insurance coverage with multiple options 
  • Vision insurance coverage 
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) 
  • Health Savings Accounts (HSA) 
  • Life insurance 
  • Accidental death & dismemberment insurance 
  • Long-term disability 

Salary to be negotiated commensurate with qualifications & experience.

How to apply

The University of New Haven is home to one of the longest-running and most well-respected forensic science programs in the United States. Our graduates can be found in forensic science laboratories throughout the US and abroad. We have newly renovated lab space in addition to the internationally recognized Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science facility. Modern equipment, including various DNA analysis platforms, SEM, XRD, Raman Spectroscopy, GC/MS, LEEDS comparison microscopy, etc., are available for teaching and research. 

Review of applications will begin immediately. The position is open until filled. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2024. 

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae to Search #24-28F, University of New Haven, 300 Boston Post Road, West Haven, CT 06516, or via email to Please include the Search #24-28F in the subject line of the email in order to ensure proper delivery. 

For additional information feel free to contact Search Committee Chair, David San Pietro at or (203) 479-4598.