Assistant Professor -Forensics #160615, #001713
Posting Information: Western Carolina University (WCU) invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track faculty position in the Forensic Science Program, which is housed in the Department of Chemistry and Physics in the College of Arts and Sciences, starting August 1, 2018. The Forensic Science Program at WCU is an interdisciplinary undergraduate program, offering concentrations in Forensic Biology and Forensic Chemistry. While a candidate with a chemistry-related background is preferred, applications from candidates with other specializations will be considered. The minimum educational/professional requirement for the position is an earned M.S. in forensic science, chemistry, biology, or a closely related discipline. However, an earned doctorate in the aforementioned fields and/or substantial professional experience in the field of forensic science is preferred. The successful applicant is expected to primarily develop and teach within the forensic science curriculum. Depending on the applicant's particular specialization, these course could include Forensic Chemistry, Forensic Biology, Population Genetics, Forensic Toxicology, Forensic Microscopy or Physical Methods in Forensic Science. Depending on background, the successful candidate's instructional duties may include teaching introductory and/or advanced courses within the Chemistry or Biology programs at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. The successful applicant is also expected to develop and maintain an active research program that attracts extramural funding and actively engages undergraduate students within the forensic science program as well as undergraduate and/or Masters level graduate students in the chemistry and/or biology programs. The individual will support the ongoing development of the forensic science program by contributing to curriculum development, student advising, etc. Participation in other service activities to the department, college and university is also a general expectation of tenure-track faculty.
Minimum Training & Experience Requirements: The minimum educational/professional requirement for the position is an earned M.S. in forensic science, chemistry, biology, or a closely related discipline.
Preferred Qualifications: An earned doctorate in the aforementioned fields and/or substantial professional experience in the field of forensic science is preferred.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Application materials must be submitted online, and should include: 1) a letter of intent; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) teaching philosophy; 4) research philosophy and plan that demonstrates how their research will support the education of forensic science majors; 5) list of three references (including contact information); 6) unofficial transcripts. Review of applications will start December 1st and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Kelly Grisedale at [email protected]