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Lecturer - Forensic Science

New College - Arizona State University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 15, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Other Science & Technology
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time, benefits eligible, lecturer in Forensic Science. The individual filling this position is expected to deliver excellent in-class and online instruction at the undergraduate level, contribute to curriculum development of Forensic Science related courses, provide course coordination for large classes with multiple sections, and contribute other services to the School and University. The typical teaching load is four courses per semester. Lecturers are also expected to work with colleagues within and outside the school to develop innovative curricula that enhance student access and success.

About the School:

The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences is an interdisciplinary unit within the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. that encompasses computing, mathematics, statistics, biology, chemistry, forensics, and physics. The school is committed to (1) providing a personalized learning experience in the midst of the largest public university in the nation, (2) offering innovative coursework and hands-on experiences to prepare students for the technological, social, and cultural challenges they will face, and (3) recruiting and retaining students and faculty from groups that have historically been underrepresented in the sciences.  The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences embraces the ideal of a fully inclusive and welcoming STEM community and seek candidates who will create a climate that attracts and supports the success of students of all races, nationalities, identities, and genders. We strongly encourage women and individuals from groups that have been historically excluded or marginalized in the physical and natural sciences to apply. The School is committed to recruiting and retaining students and faculty from groups that have historically been underrepresented in the sciences.

ASU is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy, and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural, and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real-world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:

ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural, and overall health of the communities it serves.

New College strives to uphold values of cultural and intellectual diversity and provide a welcoming and inclusive environment where all can thrive, share ideas, and pursue their goals.

Essential Functions of the Position:

The successful candidate will be expected to deliver excellent in-class instruction at the undergraduate level. Typical classes may include but are not limited to: FOR 105/106: Physical/ Biological Evidence at the Crime Scene (for non-majors), FOR 286: Principles of Forensic Science, FOR 370: Fundamentals of Forensic Analysis, FOR 400: Comparative Forensics, and FOR 410: Testimony and Ethics in Forensic Science.  The candidate will also assist with efforts to accredit the Forensic Science degree programs through the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC), and contribute other services to the School and University. 


Required Qualifications:

  • M.S. (or equivalent or higher degree) in Forensic Science, or related field by the time of appointment.
  • Experience teaching at the college level.

Desired Qualifications:  

  • 2+ years of experience teaching at the college level.
  • Record of scholarly activity in the Forensic Sciences.
  • Experience working with or employment by a crime laboratory.
  • PhD and/or Postdoctoral experience.
  • Teaching experience including course development.
  • Additional graduate coursework beyond the M.S. degree.
  • Experience using course management and automatic-grading software such as Canvas.
  • Experience in collaborative teaching efforts with other disciplines, supervising supplemental kinds of student learning or administrative duties related to teaching.
  • Experience or demonstrated commitment to incorporating the principles of justice equity, diversity, and inclusion in teaching and research.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population, including first-generation college students.
  • Experience working with diverse populations and encouraging student success.

Application Instructions

Application Deadline: 

The initial application deadline is January 15, 2022 at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.  Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. A background check and official transcripts are required prior to employment. 

Application Procedure:

Only electronic submissions via Interfolio will be reviewed. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please submit all application materials to

Applications must contain:

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  • Cover letter that addresses the required and desired qualifications;
  • Curriculum vitae with contact information, including telephone number and e-mail address
  • One page statement of teaching philosophy
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness – e.g., student evaluations, syllabi, peer observation, annual evaluations, etc. 
  • Unofficial graduate transcripts
  • Information for three professional references (their position, title, e-mail, phone number)
  • A statement with specific examples and indication of impact that describes how your teaching interests and experience have intersected with and/or will contribute to matters of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion;

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements - Under the recent executive order issued by President Biden requiring all employees of federal contractors to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, ASU expects all employees, including new hires, to be vaccinated unless they have an approved medical or religious accommodation.  Proof of vaccination will be required by January 4, 2022.  For questions about medical or religious accommodations, please visit the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s webpage.

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