Assistant Professor of Forensic Science

Savannah State University
Georgia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Dec 2, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Other Science & Technology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

About Us

Savannah State University established in 1890, is the first public historically black college or university in the state of Georgia and the first institution of higher learning in the city of Savannah. The university’s students select majors from four colleges — Business Administration, Education, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and Sciences and Technology. The campus is by far the most picturesque in the state of Georgia. The moss-laden sweeping oak trees, expansive marsh and historic architecture create a resplendent yet tranquil atmosphere. Beneath the beauty and splendor is a vibrant residential campus bursting at the seams with the vim and vigor of quality collegiate life: relevant academic majors, engaging lectures, cutting-edge research, quality student-faculty engagement and a nurturing environment.

Job Summary The Department of Chemistry and Forensic Science at Savannah State University invites applicants for a full-time tenure track faculty appointment as Assistant Professor of Forensic Science starting Fall 2022. The successful candidate will teach 12 semester hours. The faculty will be expected to engage and be proficient in online course delivery, program and curriculum development, academic mentoring, scholarly activities, and institutional service. In addition, the faculty will assist in building and maintaining professional relationships with local, regional, and national crime laboratories and law enforcement agencies. The candidate will be expected to establish an active, externally funded research program in the Forensic Science/related fields involving undergraduate students. The faculty may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically delineated in this description. The Department of Chemistry and Forensic Science is fully equipped with state-of-the-art instruments such as HPLC, GC/MS, LC-MS, real-time PCR, thermocyclers, UV-Vis, NMR, FTIR, Raman, CD, etc. There is also virtual reality technology center that is used for teaching Crime Scene, blood spatter analysis etc. The position will be open until filled.



  • Teach 12 semester hours
  • Participating in forensic science program and curriculum development
  • Engaging in online course delivery
  • Establishing an active research program in forensic science and/or related fields involving undergraduate students
  • Writing grant applications to secure extramural and competitive funding
  • Assisting with building and maintaining professional relationships with local, regional, and national crime laboratories and law enforcement agencies
  • Performing program assessment as assigned
  • Providing advisement to program students and student organizations
  • Participating in university, college, and departmental open house, recruitment, and outreach activities

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in Forensic Science or closely related field from an accredited institution. The Ph.D. must be completed by the hire date.

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. in Forensic Science with M.S. or B.S. in Forensic Science, three years of postdoctoral training and/or teaching experience. Practical forensic investigation with lab experience in drug abuse/drug analysis is a plus.

Contact Information

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Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Savannah State University, as determined by Savannah State University, its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test. Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Savannah State University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. It is the policy our institution to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Savannah State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy please contact the Savannah State University, Office of Human Resources at Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Office of Human Resources at

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