Lecturer in Forensic Science Department

University of New Haven, West Haven, CT, US

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to teach coursework in the undergraduate and graduate forensic science programs at University of New Haven. Some of these courses will be consistent with the faculty member’s area of expertise, and other courses will be more generalized, such as Survey of Forensic Science. In addition, this candidate must be competent in advising and mentoring students at various levels, including undergraduate and graduate level thesis projects. Research and professional development are critical elements of this position as well.

Qualifications

The minimum requirement is an M.S. in a natural science or some closely related forensic science discipline. Preferred areas of interest are crime scene investigation and crime scene reconstruction. Strong candidates with Biology or Chemistry backgrounds will be considered. Practical and courtroom testimony experience are important qualifications for the position.

The successful candidate must have significant knowledge of crime scene investigation techniques (both in a field and laboratory setting) and knowledge of crime scene reconstruction methodologies. Previous teaching experience in higher education is preferred but not required. The successful candidate must be willing to teach nights and weekends as needed.

Compensation

University of New Haven shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.

NOTICE The University of New Haven’s Annual Security and the Annual Fire Safety Report is available for public review and inspection. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) is a federal law that requires all colleges and universities to annually disclose information about crime on and around their campuses.

A paper copy will be provided upon request. Requests can be made to the Department of Public Safety at 203-932-7013.

How to apply

The University of New Haven is home to one of the oldest 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 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, 2023.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae to Search #22-53F, University of New Haven, 300 Boston Post Road, West Haven, CT 06516, or via email to hrdept@newhaven.edu. Please include the Search #22-53F in the email subject line to ensure proper delivery.

For additional information, contact Search Committee Chair, Maria Torre, at phone no. (203) 932-1157.