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Assistant Professor of Forensic Science, Program Director

Assistant Professor of Forensic Science, Program Director

locationReading, PA 19601, USA
PublishedPublished: 2/2/2024
Full Time

About Alvernia University

Alvernia University was founded in 1958 by the Bernardine Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis. Through its main campus in Reading and locations in Philadelphia and Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, the university serves 3,000 students of diverse backgrounds from around the country. 

Alvernia offers a unique blend of rigorous liberal arts core education for the development of the mind, strong technical training in many high-demand majors, experiential learning through study abroad and internship experiences, and engagement with the community through our Franciscan-based community service model. We call our model of transformational education the Alvernia Advantage, and we believe this style of education transforms students into ethical leaders with moral courage. 

Alvernia University ranks in the top 100 among 2021 Best Regional Universities in the North by U.S. News & World Report, and we are recognized as a College of Distinction for our commitment to engaged experiential education. 

Position: Assistant Professor of Forensic Science, Program Director

The College of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics at Alvernia University seeks a Program Director for its Forensic Science Program. The candidate will also hold the title of Assistant Professor of Forensic Science. The position will begin in the summer of 2024. We seek candidates who hold a minimum of a Master’s degree in Forensic Science, while a Ph.D. is encouraged to apply. The candidate must be a licensed Forensic Science practitioner with a minimum of 3-years of field experience.

Preference will be given to applicants with research and teaching experience in the field of Forensic Science with a willingness to teach fundamental chemistry or biology courses, as needed. Additionally, preference will be given to applicants with experience upholding Forensic Science accreditation.  

Required Qualifications:

Candidates should provide evidence of quality teaching experience and scholarly productivity. Experience with teaching courses in general and/or physical chemistry are desirable.

Alvernia has a bold approach to becoming a 21st century, modern regional university. This includes the rapid expansion of enrollment through new academic majors in engineering, health care and more. We seek professionals who are thoughtful leaders, creative and nimble in the complex environment of private higher education.

All Alvernia University employees promote Franciscan ideals and an adherence to the Mission of the University as demonstrated by the University Ideal Characteristics.

How to Apply:

Candidates should provide a letter of application with current curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy statement, research statement, official transcripts, and three letters of recommendation.  A review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Priority review will be given to applications received by March 1, 2024.

Alvernia University is an equal opportunity employer committed to Franciscan values. All employees share responsibility for advancing diversity, equity, justice and inclusion in the performance of their roles while demonstrating service orientation, respect for all, intellectual curiosity, solution focus and innovation, and mutual accountability. Alvernia University strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.