The Department of Forensic Science at Madonna University invites applications for a faculty position in Forensic Chemistry to begin in January 2020.
MADONNA UNIVERSITY is a Franciscan, Catholic co-educational liberal arts university located in Livonia, Michigan, a western suburb of the metropolitan Detroit area, which operates within a multi-year contract system with no tenure requirement. The growing student body of 3,000 is an exciting and diverse mix of traditional and non-traditional commuter students representing all ages and ethnicities of Southeastern Michigan. The undergraduate Forensic Science Program serves approximately 130 students in the only FEPAC accredited undergraduate program in the state of Michigan, and has an active research program through the Madonna University Forensic Science Research Facility. The Department of Forensic Science is currently developing a Master’s Program through the School of Graduate Studies.
RESPONSIBILITIES include a primary focus on teaching at the undergraduate level with potential graduate level in the future. Course assignments may include any courses related to the candidate’s specialty, as well as general topic/survey courses at the undergraduate level. Candidates able to teach Organic Chemistry, Forensic Chemistry, Forensic Toxicology, Forensic Instrumental Analysis, or Drug Analysis are preferred. Other instructional duties may include teaching introductory or advanced and graduate level courses in chemistry and forensic science discipline-specific courses. The faculty member will be expected to contribute to independent studies and research projects as a direct mentor and serve on Departmental, College, and/or University committees as necessary. The individual will support the ongoing development of the Forensic Science Program by contributing to curriculum development, student advising, and instruction through a student-centered philosophy of science education.
QUALIFICATIONS include an earned Ph.D. in an appropriate scientific discipline and a record of successful university teaching. Experience as a forensic scientist in a crime laboratory is considered an asset. Post-doctoral research or experience as an academic forensic scientist is also highly valued. All candidates must be legally qualified to work in the United States.
THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE will be an individual with demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or a commitment to do so as a member of the Madonna University community. The successful candidate will articulate a commitment to the University’s mission, a collaborative and collegial workplace culture, and the character and goals of a liberal arts university with a Christian perspective.
RANK & SALARY are at the Assistant or Associate Professor level and are commensurate with academic qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits and free parking.
REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit a letter of intent describing qualifications, experience and interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references to:
Dr. Jodi Lynn Barta, Chair Email: email@example.com
Department of Forensic Science Fax: (734) 432-5592
36600 Schoolcraft Rd.
Livonia, MI 48150