Assistant Professor Chemistry and Forensic Science

Job Title: Assistant Professor Chemistry and Forensic Science
Location: Savannah State Recruiting Loc
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 260830
About Us

Savannah State University established in 1890, is the first public historically black college or university in the state of Georgia and the first institution of higher learning in the city of Savannah. The university's students select majors from four colleges ¿ Business Administration, Education, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and Sciences and Technology. The campus is by far the most picturesque in the state of Georgia. The moss-laden sweeping oak trees, expansive marsh and historic architecture create a resplendent yet tranquil atmosphere. Beneath the beauty and splendor is a vibrant residential campus bursting at the seams with the vim and vigor of quality collegiate life: relevant academic majors, engaging lectures, cutting-edge research, quality student-faculty engagement and a nurturing environment.

Job Summary

The Department of Chemistry and Forensic Science invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty appointment as Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Forensic Science, commencing Spring 2024. The successful candidate will teach courses in chemistry and forensic science. Expectations from the faculty include competency in delivering online courses, contributing to program and curriculum development, providing academic mentoring, participating in scholarly activities, promoting student success, and providing institutional service. The candidate will be expected to establish an active research program that receives external funding. Fields of interest include organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, forensic chemistry, or computational chemistry with an emphasis on undergraduate student involvement. The faculty may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically delineated in this description. The Department of Chemistry and Forensic Science offers an ACS certified Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and is fully equipped with state-of-the-art instruments such as HPLC, GC-MS, LC-MS, real-time PCR, thermocyclers, UV-Vis, NMR, FT-IR, Raman, CD, etc. There is also a virtual reality technology center that is used for teaching chemistry and forensic science courses.

    Teaching 12 semester hours chemistry and forensic science coursesParticipating in chemistry/forensic science curriculum developmentEngaging in-person and online course deliveryEngaging in student success activitiesEstablishing an active research program in chemistry/forensic science that involves undergraduate studentsWriting grant applications to secure extramural and competitive fundingPerforming program assessment as assignedProviding mentoring to program students and student organizationsParticipating in university, college, and departmental open house, recruitment, and outreach activities
Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in Chemistry or Forensic Science from an accredited institution. The Ph.D. must be conferred by the commencement date of employment.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Postdoctoral training and/or collegiate teaching experience
  • Research interests in organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, forensic chemistry, or computational chemistry
Apply Before Date

For best consideration, apply by August 25, 2023. The position will remain open until filled.

Contact Information

For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Department of Human Recourses at For technical support, please call OneUSG Connect Support at (877) 251.2644, or by email at

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Savannah State University, as determined by Savannah State University, its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test. Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Savannah State University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. It is the policy our institution to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Savannah State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy please contact the Savannah State University, Office of Human Resources at Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Office of Human Resources at

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert