University of Southern Mississippi-Assistant Teaching Professor or Instructor of Forensic Science
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University of Southern Mississippi-Assistant Teaching Professor or Instructor of Forensic Science

Job Summary
 
The School of Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, and Security at The University of Southern Mississippi invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Assistant Teaching Professor or Instructor of Forensic Science to begin in Fall 2023. The teaching load for the position is four classes per semester (Fall and Spring). Primary Duties and Responsibilities
1. Teaching, advising and mentoring students at the university level;
2. Online and face-to-face course delivery and instruction;
3. Prepare and submit syllabi, grades and other required course documentation in a timely manner;
4. Scholarly and service activities commensurate with university, college, and school expectations;
5. Attendance at school, college and university meetings and recruitment events;
6. Organize and manage laboratory activities;
7. Performs other duties as assigned.
 
Minimum Qualifications: Assistant Teaching Professor
  • Ph.D. in Forensic Science or a closely related discipline from an accredited university.
  • Ability to teach effectively (both online and in traditional settings) at the university level in an undergraduate forensic science degree program in one or
  • more of the following areas: crime scene documentation, fingerprint analysis, arson and explosives, firearms identification, forensic science laboratory policies and procedures and related areas.
  • Ability to engage in scholarly and service activities and to advise and mentor students.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Assistant Teaching Professor
  • Teaching, mentoring and service experience at university level.
  • Experience with online course delivery and instruction (Canvas Learning Management System).
  • Ability to teach effectively (both online and in traditional settings) at the university level in an undergraduate forensic science degree program in all or most of the following areas: crime scene documentation, fingerprint analysis, arson and explosives, firearms identification, forensic science laboratory policies and procedures and related areas.
  • Professional experience in forensic science, criminal justice, public safety or related field involving criminal investigations, chain-of-custody, forensic science techniques and instrumentation and courtroom testimony.
  • Ability to help students obtain internships in forensic laboratories or law enforcement agencies.
Minimum Qualifications: Instructor of Forensic Science
  • MS in Forensic Science or closely related discipline from an accredited university.
  • Ability to teach effectively (both online and in traditional settings) at the university level in an undergraduate forensic science degree program in one or more of the following areas: crime scene documentation, fingerprint analysis, arson and explosives, firearms identification, forensic science laboratory policies and procedures and related areas.
  • Ability to engage in scholarly and service activities and to advise and mentor students.
Preferred Qualifications: Instructor of Forensic Science
  • Teaching, mentoring and service experience at university level.
  • Experience with online course delivery and instruction (Canvas Learning Management System).
  • Ability to teach effectively (both online and in traditional settings) at the university level in an undergraduate forensic science degree program in all or most of the following areas: crime scene documentation, fingerprint analysis, arson and explosives, firearms identification, forensic science laboratory policies and procedures and related areas.
  • Professional experience in forensic science, criminal justice, public safety or related field involving criminal investigations, chain-of-custody, forensic science techniques and instrumentation and courtroom testimony.
  • Ability to help students obtain internships in forensic laboratories or other law enforcement agencies.
Location: Hattiesburg, MS
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Special Instructions to Applicants
 
Applicants must complete an online application along with a letter of interest, statement of teaching philosophy and goals, current vita, and contact information for at least three professional references. To receive priority consideration, applications must be received by November 11, 2022. Official transcripts will be required prior to a campus interview.

Direct inquiries to:
Kristi Johnson, Search Committee Chair
School of Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, and Security
118 College Drive # 5127
Hattiesburg, MS 39406