Instructor – Forensic Science

Submitted: 09/07/2024
Department: Forensic Science Program
Institution: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Job type: Other
Apply by: 15/07/2024
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The Forensic Science Instructor will work collaboratively with the Forensic Science Director, with internal and external stakeholders and provide curriculum and instruction in the Forensic Science Program. The instructor will also supervise instruction and research activity within the forensic chemistry and forensic biology labs.

The expertise for the Instructor in the Forensic Science Master's Program will complement that of the Program Director. We are in the process of hiring the Program Director who is a Forensic Chemist. Therefore, the Instructor should have an expertise in Forensic Biology.

Typical Qualifications

The successful candidate should have an earned Master's or Doctorate degree appropriate to a forensic science program, preferably in biology or forensic biology.

Preference will be given to applicants with experience in the forensic sciences, using PCR and DNA sequencing instrumentation, lab management and/ or teaching experience. The successful candidate should also have expertise with and understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusivity issues in higher education.

Due to year-round needs, this is a 12-month appointment.

Supplemental Information


Chair, Forensic Science Instructor Search Committee
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Department of Biological Sciences
Box 1651
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1651
Electronic submission is encouraged to:

Source of Funds: State

Application Deadline
Review of applications will begin on July 12th.

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Employee Benefits
To support faculty in balancing work and family obligations, SIUE offers an exceptional array of comprehensive benefits including:
*Medical, dental and vision insurance;
*Life insurance;
*SURS retirement plan;
*Supplemental retirement savings plans;
*Generous holiday schedule;
*WorkLife programs;
*Employee Assistance Program (mental health and wellness);
*Employee discounts (local and national retailers);
*Flexible Spending Account Program;
*University tuition waivers (Employee and Dependents).
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