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Assistant/Associate Professor of Forensic Science

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Assistant/Associate Professor of Forensic Science

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Full-time or Part-time::

Full Time


Biological and Forensic Sciences

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EHRA (Faculty)

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Commensurate with Education and Experience

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Commensurate with Education and Experience

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Commensurate with Education and Experience

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Description of primary duties and responsibilities::

The Department of Biological and Forensic Sciences at Fayetteville State University (FSU) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor in Forensic Science position starting fall 2021. A PhD degree and training or experience in Forensic Biology or Forensic Science or closely related disciplines is required. Experience teaching forensic courses at an undergraduate/graduate university and/or community college will be a plus. The successful candidate is expected to teach courses in forensic science and general biology, develop and teach new courses in the FEPAC accredited Forensic Science Program, advise/mentor students, serve in department, college, university committees, and assist in building and maintaining professional relationships with local, regional, and national laboratories and law enforcement agencies. In addition, the candidate is expected to establish an active, externally funded research program in the Forensic Science involving undergraduate students. The Department of Biological and Forensic Sciences is fully equipped with state-of-the-art instruments such as HPLC, GC/MS, real-time PCR, 310 Genetic Analyzer, thermocyclers, comparison microscope, and polarized microscopes. In addition, STEM departments core facilities have a range of equipment including SEM, UV-Vis, an electron microprobe, NMR, FTIR, etc. We offer bachelor degrees in Biology, Forensic Science, and a minor in Biotechnology with ~ 400 majors. The position will be open until filled.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements::

PhD degree and training or experience in Forensic Biology is required for tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor in Forensic Science. Master’s degree in Forensic Science or closely related natural science field. Practical forensic investigation and lab experience is preferred.

Preferred Qualifications::

Experience teaching forensic courses at an undergraduate/graduate university and/or community college. Practical forensic investigation and lab experience is preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants::

To apply, please submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae through the FSU employment website. Candidate must also send official undergraduate and graduate transcripts, one-page statement of teaching style and philosophy, research interest and plans, and three original recommendation letters from people familiar with candidates work.

Khalid M. Lodhi, D.Sc.
Search Committee Chair
Department of Biological and Forensic Sciences, STB 322
Fayetteville State University
1200 Murchison Road
Fayetteville, NC 28301

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Additional Information for Applicants:

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified prior to employment. Transcripts should be provided for all earned degrees and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements. Transcript requests are the responsibility of the candidate.

EEO Statement::

This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable), academic verification and credit history check (if applicable).

Fayetteville State University is committed to equality of educational opportunity and employment and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. Moreover, Fayetteville State University values diversity and actively seeks to recruit talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

Veteran's Statement:

Fayetteville State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.

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Working at Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville State University (FSU) is a member of the prestigious University of North Carolina System. Situated in southeastern North Carolina, FSU prides itself in being in one of the most diverse cities in the country and neighbor to one of the nation’s largest military installations – Fort Bragg.

FSU has a rich history that serves as genesis for its current status as a leading institution of higher learning. A year after the Civil War ended, the Phillips School provided primary education to Fayetteville’s black citizens, and the Sumner School provided intermediate education for this population. The two schools were consolidated in 1869 and dedicated in April of that year as the Howard School, in honor of the Freedman’s Bureau chief General O.O. Howard. Seven prominent African-American men pooled $136 to purchase two lots for the first building that housed the Howard School. Robert Harris was named the first principal of the Howard School.

In 1877, the Howard School became not just the first public normal school for African Americans in North Carolina but also the first state-sponsored institution for the education of African-American teachers in the South. It was renamed the State Colored Normal School in Fayetteville that year, Fayetteville State Teachers College in 1939, Fayetteville State College in 1963, and Fayetteville State University in 1969.

While FSU’s roots are as a teacher education institution, it now offers nearly 70 degrees at the baccalaureate, masters and doctoral levels. Many of the programs are accredited by the top agencies. The university’s School of Business and Economics is endorsed by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). AACSB is one of the most prestigious and rigorous accrediting bodies for business programs in higher education. Currently, less than one-third of U.S. business programs and only 15% of the world's business programs have earned AACSB accreditation. Receipt of this distinguished accreditation provides evidence that FSU’s School of Business and Economics has established itself as a leader among business schools. Additionally, the Master of Business Administration program has been cited by U.S. News and World Report and The Princeton Review as one of the best graduate business school programs in the country. The Department of Criminal Justice is accredited by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS). FSU’s criminal justice program is the only such program in North Carolina to hold ACJS certification.

FSU is rapidly becoming a center for research and technology. In spring 2010, the university, in conjunction with the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, cut the ribbon on the Southeastern North Carolina Regional Microanalytical and Imaging Center. The center is home to the electron microprobe, an advanced imaging tool that magnifies objects up to 300,000 times.

FSU is a partner in the community. The institution has formulated a strong relationship with the local municipality and with civic and social organizations in the area. The institution enjoys its partnership with its military neighbors. In the coming years, as a result of Base Realignment
and Closure (BRAC), Fort Bragg will be home to more than 50,000 soldiers and some of the nation’s top military brass. To address their educational needs, FSU has implemented a degree in intelligence studies with plans to offer more academic programs with the military in mind.

Students who come to FSU know they will be learning in a nurturing environment from some of the top scholars in their respective fields. As they matriculate, they know their degrees will prepare them to be 21st century global scholars, change agents, and contributing members of society.

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