Assistant/Associate Professor Forensic Science

Sam Houston State University
College of Criminal Justice
DEPARTMENT OF FORENSIC SCIENCE
Assistant/Associate Professor
Forensic Science

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The Department of Forensic Science is conducting a search for a forensic science faculty position within its FEPAC-accredited MS program and Ph.D. program. Candidates are expected to be dedicated teachers, productive researchers, and professionals prepared to become actively engaged in the diverse programs administered by the College of Criminal Justice.

A successful candidate must be able to develop and teach graduate-level courses in forensic science,pursue a sustained research agenda, supervise graduate student research and actively participate in the continuous development of forensic science programming at SHSU. Candidates for this tenure-track faculty position should have a doctoral degree with one year of relevant research/teaching experience.

Preference will be given to candidates with experience in forensic biology and human identification techniques currently used in crime laboratories. A working knowledge of emerging technologies, such as next generation sequencing and alternative genetic markers is also highly desirable.The College provides faculty members with exceptional research opportunities through its research centers and advanced training institutes as well as access to outstanding resources to support their professional development. Located on the edge of the Sam Houston National Forest and an hour north of Houston, Sam Houston State University continues to be named among the Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.”

To ensure full consideration, applicants need to apply on line at https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/18201. In addition to the electronic application, applicants should submit a letter of interest, a current vita, and the names and contact information for a minimum of three references addressed to: Dr. Sarah Kerrigan, Chair, Search Committee; College of Criminal Justice, Department of Forensic Science, Sam Houston State University; Box 2525; Huntsville, Texas 77341-2525, sarah.kerrigan@shsu.edu.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Visit our website at http://forensics.shsu.edu/ to learn more about the Department of Forensic Science.

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code.