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Adjunct Faculty, Department of Forensic Science

St. Edward's University
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 3, 2024

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Adjunct Faculty, Department of Forensic Science
  • Science
  • 3001 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX, United States
  • Salary
  • Contract

  • Adjunct Faculty

    Department of Forensic Science

    St. Edward's University, a nationally ranked, independent Catholic university and Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) invites applications for adjunct faculty to teach one or more sections of forensic science courses, beginning August 2024. St. Edward's is characterized by its commitment to the Holy Cross educational mission to educate the hearts and minds of a diverse student body that is deeply committed to social justice.

    Successful candidates will draw on their professional experience to provide current perspectives from the field and help prepare students for successful careers in forensic science.

    St. Edward's University embraces excellence through diversity and especially encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented racial, ethnic, sexual, and gender minority groups. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to supporting a diverse student body.

    For consideration, candidates must demonstrate a combination of education and/or work experience relevant to the courses being taught. Typically, a master's degree or a minimum of 18 graduate hours in forensic science or a related field is required.

    Essential Responsibilities Include: Teaching one or more undergraduate courses in the forensic science program. Possible courses include introduction to forensic science, crime scene investigation, principles and practices of science and law, crime scene photography, death investigations, and DNA profiling. Most courses meet in person at St. Edward's University's campus in Austin, TX. However, for qualified candidates within the state of Texas, online/remote options may be possible.


    Applicants should apply online at Application packages should include a cover letter, current resume, and names and contact information for three references.

    Applicants will be reviewed as they are received, and teaching assignments for selected candidates will be based on staffing needs and demand. Adjunct faculty are appointed to teach a particular course or courses on a semester basis and are not eligible for promotion, tenure, or fringe benefits. Although adjunct faculty may not be assigned courses each semester, the department maintains a list of active adjuncts who will be contacted when appropriate teaching assignments are available.


    Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic, liberal arts institution of 2,900 undergraduate and 700 graduate students located in Austin, Texas. It is an exciting time to be part of the St. Edward's community as the university increases its global engagement to educate students for the opportunities and challenges of a 21st-century world. SEU is a diverse community that appreciates faculty and students from all backgrounds. Consistent with its Holy Cross heritage, the university maintains a strong commitment to diversity and global initiatives. More information about St. Edward's University may be found at

    Commitment to the Holy Cross Mission St. Edwards University is a diverse community devoted to proactively nurturing a campus-wide culture that promotes and ensures equity, respect, inclusion and safety for all members regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, socio-economic background, or physical ability. We are one University that opens our hearts and minds to conversations, to learning and to creating a community that is welcoming of all. Regardless of position, it is expected that each employee will embrace this commitment and demonstrate an attitude of respect toward and acceptance of all members of our community. For more information on our commitment to diversity, please visit our website:

    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: St. Edward's University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. We require U.S. citizenship or permanent residency for employment, and we are not offering visa sponsorship at this time.

    Background Checks:

    A criminal history background check is required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.



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