Instructor or Lecturer, Forensic Science

Orlando, Florida
Jun 02, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Science & Technology
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Description:

The Chemistry Department at the University of Central Florida (UCF) is seeking applications for a permanent, non-tenure earning, 9-month instructor or lecturer position in the field of Forensic Science.

All candidates will be expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels and provide service to the university, department and professional organizations.

The Chemistry Department has an American Chemical Society-accredited B.S. program in Forensic Science with two tracks, Forensics Chemistry and Forensics Biochemistry, an M.S. program in Forensic Science, and a Chemistry doctoral program with Forensic Science as one of the primary foci. We have over 250 undergraduate majors in these programs and a very active graduate program.

UCF is one of the nation’s largest universities with a diverse student body of more than 64,000 students. UCF has grown substantially in size, quality, diversity, and reputation in its first 50 years. Today, the university offers more than 200-degree programs at its main campus in Orlando. UCF is an economic engine, attracting and supporting industries vital to the region’s future while providing students with real-world experiences that help them succeed after graduation. For more information, visit

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a master’s degree from an accredited institution and four years of experience at a law enforcement laboratory or a forensic science research center for an instructor position. For a lecturer position, applicants must have a doctoral degree in Chemistry or a related science field from an accredited institution and at least one year of experience at a law enforcement laboratory, a forensic science research center, or university level postdoctoral research position in forensic science.

Additional Application Materials Required:

Candidates must apply online at and attach the following materials at the time of application: 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy including any experience/familiarity with student-centered learning approaches. Three letters of reference should be uploaded with the application or can be sent via email (

Note: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.

Questions about this position can be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Tamra Legron-Rodriguez, at

UCF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

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