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Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Florida Southern College
Lakeland, Florida
Commensurate with Experience
Posted Date
Sep 22, 2023

Job Details

Florida Southern College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chemistry position to begin August 2024. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses and laboratories in the areas of organic chemistry, biochemistry, and general chemistry. The teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. Candidates with backgrounds in organic, bio-organic, biochemistry, or polymer chemistry are preferred.


The area of research specialization is open, although the successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to mentoring undergraduate research.  In addition to establishing an active research program, the successful candidate will be expected to advise students in the department as well as work collaboratively with colleagues in service to the department and the college. The Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Physics offers ACS approved degrees in Chemistry with tracks in Environmental and Forensic Chemistry, and a BS degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, but only complete applications received by October 31 can be assured full consideration. A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, research statement involving undergraduate students, names and contact information of three references, and copies of unofficial graduate transcripts with your application materials.



About our ideal candidate



Qualified candidates will have completed a Ph.D. degree in chemistry or related fields and have a strong commitment to teaching and working with undergraduate students. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to excellence and innovation in undergraduate teaching and be skilled in methods of engaged learning and the use of instructional technology. 


Founded in 1883, Florida Southern College is the oldest private college in the state. The College maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 70+ undergraduate programs and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, nursing, and physical therapy. Florida Southern has a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio, is an award-winning national leader in engaged learning, and boasts 30 NCAA Division II National Championships. Florida Southern is ranked at #8 among the “Best Regional Universities in the South” by U.S. News & World Report in its 2022 “Best Colleges” guide and is included in The Princeton Review’s 2022 Best 387 Colleges guide and the “Fiske Guide to Colleges 2022.” 

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