Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure-Track) – Forensic Biology



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Job description

Dover, DE

Delaware State University is seeking candidates for a 9-month, tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor position potentially beginning in January 2020 or August 2020. The tenure home for this position is the Department of Biological Sciences and applicants should hold a minimum of a Master’s or professional degree appropriate for a forensic science program, and at least three years relevant experience as a forensic-science practitioner in forensic science laboratory setting; OR an earned doctorate in an appropriate discipline, and experience as an academic forensic scientist that includes appropriate educational, research, and service contributions to forensic science.

Primary teaching responsibilities include existing forensic courses and the development of new courses in an area of forensic specialization. The candidate must be committed to enhancing the forensics program as it seeks accreditation. College expectations include academic advising, supervising senior research and internship placement; and department, school and university-wide service and committee work. Applicants at a senior level must have a record of research excellence, a history of external funding, and a strong record of teaching and mentoring students.

Review of applications will begin in November 2019 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Delaware State University is a highly ranked Historically Black College and University (HBCU) with five core values: Community, Integrity, Diversity, Scholarship and Outreach. In addition to strong academic qualifications and excellence in teaching, the University highly values individuals with experience working with individuals or groups from diverse racial, cultural and social-economic backgrounds.

How to apply

Applicants must apply via the DSU website at for full consideration, and submit curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a research plan.

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