Job ID: 191560

Faculty, Tenure Track, Assistant Professor - Forensic Science Lab

Utah Valley University

  • Aug. 2, 2022
  • Faculty, Tenure Track, Assistant Professor - Forensic Science Lab
  • Forensic Science
  • Utah Valley University
    Orem, UT
  • 08/31/2022
  • Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Forensic Sciences
    Sciences - General

Faculty, Tenure Track, Assistant Professor - Forensic Science Lab

Position Category: Faculty - Tenure Track (FT)

Voted one of the top Forensic Science degree programs in the nation, Utah Valley University's (UVU) forensic science mission is to provide an engaged, multidisciplinary, exceptional forensic science education which includes scientific research, ethical practices, and real-world experiences while upholding truth and justice within the criminal justice system. UVU's program is the only Bachelor of Forensic Science degree in the entire state of Utah - in addition to being the only FEPAC-accredited program west of Texas. UVU is searching for a full-time faculty member who is ready to share their knowledge and experience with our dedicated student body. This faculty member will also serve as the Program Director for our Criminalistics emphasis, where they can shape and influence the overall success of the program and students. UVU is dedicated to the engaged learning of our students, providing them the opportunity to not only learn and understand theory, but also understand how to translate theory into a practical "hands-on" application. UVU has the largest student enrollment among public universities in the state, with approximately 28,000 undergraduate students. It is one of a growing number of institutions in the nation offering an integrated dual-mission model that combines the rigor and richness of a first-rate teaching university with the openness and vocational programs of a community college.Besides having an extremely successful forensic science program, why else would you want to move to Utah? Utah is known as one of the most beautiful places in the nation. Utah offers some of the most incredible and diverse terrains on the planet. From snow covered mountains to red rock ridges, Utah is home to some of the best year-round outdoor activities you could ever find. Meanwhile, Utah is rich with cultural activities, including Sundance Film Festival, Ballet West, the Utah Symphony, Real Salt Lake pro soccer, community festivals, and many other cultural events. With this type of location, UVU is definitely a place to call home.
Under direction from the Department Chairperson, the individual shall perform the following duties:

    • Instruct students enrolled in the Forensic Science Laboratory Program via in-class, on-line and hybrid methods of delivery
    • Serve as Program Director for the Forensic Laboratory Emphasis
    • Develop and write grant requests related to Forensic Science
    • Accept assignments and serve on department, school, and university committees
    • Attend faculty and other meetings as assigned
    • Perform other appropriate university and professional service
    • Support the department's goals and work collaboratively with colleagues in the program, department, school, and university
    • Maintain currency in academic field(s) of expertise
    • Engage in professional development activities and assist in curriculum and program development
    • Foster and engage in collegiate relationships within the community
    • Involve undergraduate students in research
    • Represent the department and the school at professional meetings and conferences
    • Provide an open, student-centered, inclusive classroom environment

Courses to be taught may include a variety of forensic science topics such as: criminalistics, drug chemistry, trace analysis, forensic serology, toxicology, and any other related discipline.

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

Required Qualifications:
Doctorate in Forensic science or related scientific discipline appropriate for forensic lab and analysis work

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Extensive knowledge and practical experience within any criminalistics discipline, such as forensic chemistry, biology, toxicology, illicit drugs
  • Knowledge of instructional strategies and techniques for teaching subject matter
  • Knowledge of and consistent use of engaged teaching techniques
  • Knowledge of student management, motivation, and evaluation
  • Knowledge of teaching issues, challenges, and completion strategies
  • Knowledge of evaluation of program instruction, curriculum, and program development
  • Skill in effective oral and written communication, class management at the college level, and use of other current teaching techniques
  • Skill in using current technology
  • Effective interpersonal skills and communication techniques
  • Ability to develop courses in Forensic Science and related subject matter
  • Ability to effectively apply general principles to specific conditions
  • Ability to follow written and oral procedures and instructions
  • Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, and administrators from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Ability and willingness to teach in face-to-face, hybrid, and online modalities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three years of total experience working in a forensic lab or related research organization
  • Management or leadership level experience in an organization related to forensic science such as a crime lab or equivalent.
  • Evidence of effective and inclusive college-level teaching

Physical Requirements:
Must be able to deliver instruction to students for multiple hours at a time.

Benefits Summary:
UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: DOQ

Advertisement Number: FAC35122
Open Date: 07/28/2022
Review Start Date:
Close Date: 8/31/2022
Open Until Filled: No

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