Director, Forensic Science Program/Assistant Clinical Professor, Non-Tenure Track (002609-2012)
Purdue University, Department of Entomology seeks a Director to lead the Forensic Science Program. The position is anticipated to be an academic year appointment at the Academic Professional level with responsibilities for teaching and administration.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to provide leadership for and administration of the forensic science program which presently awards over 100 minors and serves over 800 students per year. The Director will be the Instructor of Record for the 3 core forensic sciences classes required for the Forensic Sciences Minor (1 - 2 courses per semester). The successful candidate is expected to integrate new technology, especially molecular biology, into the curriculum content. It is critical for the Director to build relationships with other Colleges and disciplines at Purdue to put the program on an interdisciplinary and sustainable path. The position has opportunities for teaching specialty courses, conducting training workshops, and offering online education including an online professional Master’s Degree program, and pursuing grants to support program development.
Qualifications: The successful applicant must have excellent communication skills and be able to build collaborations and networks of support within Purdue, with programs at other institutions, and with law enforcement and crime lab professionals. It is important for the individual to have a keen interest in incorporating technological innovation into the curriculum. The individual must have demonstrated abilities in the application of modern techniques including molecular biology as it relates to various aspects of forensic science. The candidate must have a Ph.D. in an area related to Forensic Science, or in Entomology, with a demonstrated capacity for teaching forensic science. A forensic science degree from an accredited institution and certification by The American College of Forensic Examiners or similar organization is desirable. A background check is required for employment in this position.
Application: The search committee will accept submissions until September 6, 2012 or the position is filled. The application package should consist of 1) curriculum vitae, 2) transcripts from undergraduate and graduate institutions and 3) a separate 1-2 page statement about the applicant’s teaching interests, philosophy and vision for program development. Full contact information for three references should be included as part of the curriculum vitae. Please submit the application package as email attachments to:
Dr. Jonathan Neal
Search Committee Chair
Department of Entomology
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