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Assistant Professor of Forensic Biology (Dept. Chemistry)

Employer
Eastern Kentucky University
Location
Kentucky, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Start date
Dec 5, 2023


Assistant Professor of Forensic Biology (Dept. Chemistry)

Eastern Kentucky University


Title: Assistant Professor of Forensic Biology (Dept. Chemistry)

Position Type: Fulltime Faculty

Search Type: External - minimum 7 days

Department: 21R000 - Science, Tech, Engineering & Math

Position Location: Richmond Campus

FLSA: Exempt

Schedule Type: Full Time (37.5 hrs per week or more)

Retirement: KTRS

Contact Person: Tanea Reed

About the College/Department:

Eastern Kentucky University is a regional, coeducational, public institution of higher education offering general and liberal arts programs, pre-professional and professional training in education and various other fields at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located in Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, EKU has a distinguished record of more than a century of educational service to the Commonwealth. Eastern Kentucky University is committed to access, equal opportunity, dignity, respect, and inclusion for all people, as integral to a learning environment.

Situated near the heart of the Bluegrass, Richmond is served by a network of major highways that make EKU easily accessible from all parts of Kentucky and surrounding states. Richmond is 26 miles southeast of Lexington, Kentucky. Interstate Highways I-75 (north-south) and I-64 (east-west) make the metropolitan areas of Cincinnati, 112 miles to the north, and Louisville, 110 miles to the west, within convenient distance by automobile. Richmond is also served by U.S. Route 25 from Southeastern Kentucky and Kentucky Route 52 from the east and west. The Bluegrass, Mountain, Daniel Boone, and Cumberland Parkways provide even greater accessibility by automobile since the city is located near the convergence of these arterial highways into the interstate system.

EKU is dedicated to high-quality instruction, scholarship, and service, and places emphasis on the three in that order. Through its colleges and schools, the University seeks to offer quality instruction at a variety of degree levels in general education, the arts, the sciences, business, education, pre-professional, and professional areas, and applied and technical disciplines. Through consultative services, continuing education, and the extended campus, the University seeks to provide service to the community and the region. Research seeks both to advance knowledge in the subject matter areas with which the University is concerned and to support the primary function of teaching.

The College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics at Eastern Kentucky University offers a broad range of degree programs in STEM areas that meet the needs of our students and prepare them for their chosen career or advanced studies.

Our outstanding faculty are committed to student success through excellent instruction, accessibility to students, and other high impact practices such as undergraduate research and hands-on instruction.

Our state-of-the-art Science Building provides laboratory and instructional spaces that are well-suited for engaged and transformative learning and cutting-edge research. Meadowbrook Farm provides students a unique experience to work with livestock and crop enterprises. It also serves as a learning resource for the agriculture community. Our natural areas at Lilley Cornett Woods, Maywoods, and Taylor Fork Ecological Area provide unparalleled outdoor facilities for environmental research and education.

Job Summary/Basic Functions

The Forensic Science Program in the Chemistry Department at Eastern Kentucky University seeks applicants for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the area of Forensic Biology with appointment to begin August 1, 2024.

Teaching responsibilities for the candidate will include Survey in Forensic Science, DNA Profiling, Serology, Blood Stain Pattern Analysis, Special Topics and supporting courses in the area of Chemistry or Biology. The candidate may also be required to teach general education. Research expectations include the establishment of an independent research program commensurate with a masters-level institution. A listing of our current instrumentation can be found here: https://www.eku.edu/chemistry/instrumentation/

Candidates for this position must have a Ph.D. degree in Forensic Science, or Biology, Chemistry, or a related field with a concentration in Forensic Biology. Degree(s) must be from a regionally (SACS, Middle States, North Central, etc.) accredited or internationally recognized institution. Candidates must be committed to excellence in teaching, service, and scholarly activity. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching or professional experience in forensic DNA analysis. Candidates with research plans that can complement existing strengths of the department are preferred. Start-up funds, if appliable, may be available.

Review of applications will begin on October 16, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check and educational credential verification.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Ph.D. degree is required in Forensic Science, or Biology, Chemistry, or a related field with a concentration in Forensic Biology. Degree(s) must be from a regionally (SACS, Middle States, North Central, etc.) accredited or internationally recognized institution.

Experience:

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates with teaching or professional experience in forensic DNA analysis. Candidates with research plans that can complement existing strengths of the department are preferred.

Sponsorship: This position may be considered for visa sponsorship.

Open Until Filled: Yes

AA/EEO Statement

Eastern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity employer and educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of age (40 and over), race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, ethnicity, disability, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information in the admission to, or participation in, any educational program or activity (e.g., athletics, academics and housing) which it conducts or any employment policy or practice.

Background Check Statement

Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory background check.


To apply, please visit: https://careers.eku.edu/jobs/e089c86e-185f-4fa4-9e02-71e080d516aa



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