Forensic Science Program Director and Full-Time Faculty (Open Rank)

Employer
St. Edward's University
Location
3001 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX, United States

Job Details

Program Director and Full-Time Faculty (Open Rank)

Forensic Science


St. Edward's University, a nationally ranked, independent Catholic university and Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), invites applications for one or more full-time, 9-month faculty positions in forensic science, including a program director, beginning no later than August 2024. Rank and tenure eligibility will be determined based on candidate qualifications. St. Edward's is characterized by its commitment to the Holy Cross educational mission to educate the hearts and minds of a diverse student body that is deeply committed to social justice.

The successful candidate will develop and teach courses at the undergraduate level, maintain a program of scholarly activity that is conducive to mentoring student research, support student success and career development, and engage in professional service within and beyond the university. Courses assigned will depend on the needs of the program and the background of the candidate. In addition, the successful candidate for the program director position will provide leadership for an undergraduate program with approximately 70 majors and minors, including the opportunity to modernize and further develop the program's curriculum to support student success and job placement.

St. Edward's University embraces excellence through diversity and especially encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented racial, ethnic, sexual, and gender minority groups. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to supporting a diverse student body.

For consideration, candidates must have a Master's degree from an accredited institution in forensic science or a related field. A Ph.D. is preferred and will be required to attain tenure. In addition, candidates must demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching at the collegiate level, including an ability or potential to teach a range of undergraduate courses and support a diverse student body. Candidates must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and an educational philosophy consistent with the mission and vision of a liberal arts university. Additional preferred qualifications include experience working in a crime laboratory or as a crime scene investigator, professional connections within the Texas forensic science and law enforcement communities (in particular, connections that would support student internships, professional development, and job placement), and previous experience with forensic science curriculum development. For consideration as program director, prior experience as a program director or department chair is strongly preferred.


Essential Responsibilities Include:

  • Teaching 3-4 courses during each semester of the academic year, including courses within the forensic science discipline and related natural science fields, depending on candidate qualifications and staffing needs.
  • Serving as an academic advisor for undergraduate students
  • Assisting with laboratory management
  • Maintaining a program of scholarly activity that is conducive to mentoring student research
  • Supervising student internships and research experiences
  • Supporting the ongoing success and continued development of the forensic science undergraduate degree program
  • Engaging in professional service within and beyond the university
  • Other duties as assigned

The University offers an excellent TOTAL REWARDS package! An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at; https://www.stedwards.edu/human-resources/benefits-summary


Medical & Rx Coverage (HSA & FSA Available), Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability Insurance, Long Term Disability Insurance, Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Pet Insurance, Annual Leave & Paid Sick Leave, Retirement Plan, Tuition Benefits, Paid Holidays, and Services & Discounts


HOW TO APPLY

Applicants should apply online at https://stedwards.applicantpro.com. Application packages should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references, and a statement describing your teaching philosophy. Please indicate in your cover letter if you wish to be considered for the program director position.

In addition, all applications must include a statement on how they would integrate the University's Holy Cross mission into their work. Your Mission Integration statement should be included as a separate document.

Mission Integration Statement Prompt:

St. Edward's was founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross, from which it acquired distinguishing characteristics that include the courage to take risks, an international perspective and the commitment to provide educational opportunities for students of varied cultural, religious, educational and economic backgrounds. In support of the mission, the different backgrounds of St. Edward's students, faculty and staff enrich our community and represent a significant part of our culture and commitment to excellence. We value the individual differences, life experiences, unique capabilities and innovative talent that our employees and students contribute to our vibrant academic environment. St. Edward's honors and respects all members of its community by fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment that respects the dignity and worth of each person and stresses the obligation of all people to pursue a more just world.

While serving as a faculty member at St. Edward's University, how would your individual differences, life experiences and unique capabilities contribute to the mission as described above? Describe how your prior work aligns to the university's mission.

Review of applications will begin immediately; however, the position will remain open until filled.


About the SCHOOL OF NATURAL SCIENCES

The forensic science program is housed within the School of Natural Sciences, which also includes the departments of biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, kinesiology, and mathematics. The School's nearly 700 majors learn from distinguished faculty in modern facilities, including over 110,000 square feet of classroom and laboratory space. Students have ample opportunities for experiential learning, including research and internships.


ABOUT ST. EDWARD'S UNIVERSITY

Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic, liberal arts institution of 2,900 undergraduate and 700 graduate students located in Austin, Texas. It is an exciting time to be part of the St. Edward's community as the university increases its global engagement to educate students for the opportunities and challenges of a 21st-century world. SEU is a diverse community that appreciates faculty and students from all backgrounds. Consistent with its Holy Cross heritage, the university maintains a strong commitment to diversity and global initiatives. More information about St. Edward's University may be found at www.stedwards.edu.


Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

St. Edwards University is a diverse community devoted to proactively nurturing a campus-wide culture that promotes and ensures equity, respect, inclusion and safety for all members regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, socio-economic background, or physical ability. We are one University that opens our hearts and minds to conversations, to learning and to creating a community that is welcoming of all. Regardless of position, it is expected that each employee will embrace this commitment and demonstrate an attitude of respect toward and acceptance of all members of our community. For more information on our commitment to diversity, please visit our website https://www.stedwards.edu/about-us/diversity-equity-inclusion


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:

St. Edward's University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. We require U.S. citizenship or permanent residency for employment, and we are not offering visa sponsorship at this time.


Background Checks:

A criminal history background check is required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.



Company

St. Edward’s University: One of America’s Best Colleges

St. Edward’s is a dynamic, nationally ranked, Catholic university where teaching, learning, leadership and service come together to contribute to a better world. For more than a decade, we’ve been named one of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report. Located in the thriving city of Austin, Texas, with partner universities in 16 countries, our impact extends across the globe.

An Education for Today and a Lifetime

St. Edward’s offers an extraordinary educational environment that challenges, inspires and empowers students to make a difference in their world. Our academic community is dedicated to providing undergraduate, graduate and adult-learner degree programs that meet the demands of our times, preparing students to lead and succeed in a rapidly changing world.

Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, our liberal arts education emphasizes critical thinking, ethical reasoning and multicultural understanding. Students enjoy the advantages of small classes and personal attention coupled with innovative facilities and advanced technology. And they benefit from valuable real-world experience through research, internships, service and study abroad. Through the abundant learning opportunities a St. Edward’s education provides, our students gain the knowledge and skills they need to pursue fulfilling careers and purposeful lives.

Quick Facts About St. Edward’s

  • 13:1 Student-faculty Ratio
  • 18 Average class size
  • 50+ Undergraduate areas of study
  • 7 Graduate degree programs
  • 10 Adult undergraduate programs
  • 4,620 Students enrolled
  • 4,023 Undergraduate students
  • 54 Countries represented

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Our Achievements Draw National Recognition

A commitment to students, faculty and a stellar academic environment that’s second to none has placed St. Edward’s in the national spotlight

  • Since 2003, St. Edward’s has consistently been recognized in the top 25 of U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of “America’s Best Colleges.” Currently, we’re 13th among universities in the Western Region.
  • Forbes, Princeton Review and Washington Monthly include St. Edward’s on their lists of the best universities in the country.

  • We’ve recently been ranked one of the top 10 “Best Colleges in Texas” by two highly respected college assessment groups: College Factual (2015) and Niche (2016). 

  • St. Edward’s has been named the nation’s top producer of U.S. Fulbright Students among master’s-granting institutions in 2015–2016. For the last six years, St. Edward’s has been recognized as a top producer of Fulbright Students, with a record 13 finalists and 10 winners in 2015. Since 2004, our students have won 37 Fulbright grants.

Strategic Planning Guides Our Success

From 1999 to 2015, St. Edward’s increased overall enrollment by 25%. And our donors contributed more than $152 million during that time. This record generosity helped grow our endowment to more than $95 million and provided important funding for new buildings and capital improvements. See how we’re continuing the momentum of that success in the years ahead. Read about our strategic priorities for 2018.

Learn more about St. Edward’s.

We welcome your application. Apply now!

https://www.stedwards.edu/careers-st-edwards

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