Tenure Track Faculty Position

Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA, US


The Department of Chemical, Physical, and Forensic Sciences is seeking a tenure-track faculty member beginning in fall 2023. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in the ACS certified chemistry program and the FEPAC-accredited undergraduate and master’s level graduate forensic science programs. The successful candidate must be qualified to teach instrumental analysis on the undergraduate level, and separations chemistry, analytical spectroscopy, and forensic chemistry on the graduate level. The faculty member is expected to mentor undergraduate and graduate students in research with dissemination of research expected in peer-reviewed journals. In addition, consistent with FEPAC-accreditation guidelines, the faculty member must be willing to perform service to the forensic science community such as committee work for professional organizations, manuscript reviewer for professional journals, or consulting.


The candidate is expected to have a PhD in chemistry, forensic science with a concentration in forensic chemistry, or other similar discipline. Suitable candidates that are ABD will be considered. The successful candidate should have at least 2 of the following:

  • Forensic science practitioner experience
  • Professionally certified by a forensic science certifying body accredited by the Forensic Specialties Accreditation Board
  • A record of conference presentation and/or peer-reviewed publications in forensic science related research
  • A history of active engagement in the forensic science community



How to apply

The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants for faculty positions should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, research statement, three letters of recommendation, and a diversity statement that describes planned contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion. The large majority of Cedar Crest’s students – nearly ninety percent – are women. More than one-third are students of color and nearly forty percent are first-generation college students; they are religiously diverse and diverse in terms of gender and sexuality. Our population also includes students from many different countries, in addition to the U.S. We seek to recruit faculty who are prepared to teach our students, to engage their curiosity, and to inspire their persistence. Application materials must be submitted through this link: http://apply.interfolio.com/110597