Program Director and Assistant Professor - Forensic Science

Lasell University, Auburndale, MA, US


The School of Health Sciences at Lasell University in Newton, Massachusetts seeks a highly motivated, entrepreneurial, and collaborative individual to assume the responsibilities of Program Director for an undergraduate FEPAC accredited Forensic Science Program. 

Responsibilities include specific program-related functions (e.g., accreditation, placement testing, external reporting), create, maintain, and engage advisory boards as well as teaching courses in forensic science. 

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence and enthusiasm in teaching and student advocacy; commitment to productivity and professional development; and active participation in school and college service that includes but is not limited to faculty standing committee work and academic advising. 

Teaching responsibilities include forensic science courses and additional teaching assignments where expertise aligns with program needs. The ideal candidate should be highly experienced and skilled in undergraduate curriculum development what aligns with FEPAC accreditation standards. Course development will include didactic and laboratory instruction and assessment in forensic science and areas of disciplinary expertise. Successful candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching excellence, serving as a champion for forensic science program through positive interaction with prospective students and the public. 

Student mentoring, academic advising at the undergraduate level, and new course development to support the dynamic and growing area is required. Candidates should have strong communication and interpersonal skills and a commitment to collegiality and teamwork. Our growing undergraduate and graduate programs are looking to enhance and diversify offerings. The successful candidate will have the ability to work both within and beyond program specific needs to shape the on-going development of the curricula offered within the School of Health Sciences.


Successful candidates will demonstrate an avid interest in utilizing a project-focused approach to teaching, supporting the University’s educational philosophy, Connected Learning. Faculty in all disciplines at Lasell may have the opportunity to teach in our Honors Program as well as the Core Curriculum. See Interest in intergenerational issues is also welcome, as this is a focus throughout the College.

Lasell seeks faculty and staff who appreciate the value diversity brings to a campus community and are eager to foster an inclusive environment at the University. Faculty who represent various areas of diversity of our student body are key contributors to our strategic vision and are encouraged to apply. 


  • PhD in forensic science, biology, chemistry or a related field. 
  • Prior college teaching experience preferred. 
  • Professional experience in forensic science analysis with a reputable crime laboratory and experience with a program accredited by the AAFS Forensic Science Education Programs 
  • Accreditation Committee (FEPAC) is strongly preferred 
  • Proven ability to attract and retain new students 
  • Ability to teach upper-level science courses 
  • Ability to serve as a capstone research advisor for undergraduate students 

At the heart of Lasell’s mission is a commitment to create an intellectually enriching and inclusive educational environment. We are dedicated to enhancing our employees’ intercultural competence and sensitivity in fulfilling their roles and interacting with students and employees who are broadly diverse with regard to various aspects of identity, such as race, ethnicity, ability status, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, nationality, and religion. Candidates who share this commitment to increasing the diversity and inclusion are encouraged to apply.


Lasell University offers a competitive salary and benefits package for eligible employees. This includes but is not limited to outstanding time off benefits, health, dental and vision insurance, a 403B with a matching contribution after two years of service, tuition benefits and more.

How to apply

Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, a philosophy of teaching statement, curriculum vitae, and the information of three (3) references using the forms below. 

Review of candidates' submitted materials begin immediately; applications are accepted until the position is filled.