The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor of Forensic Science.
118 College Drive
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001
Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, and Security
Posting Close Date
June 5, 2020
The School of Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, and Security at The University of Southern Mississippi invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor of Forensic Science to begin in Fall 2020. The teaching load for the position is four classes per semester (Fall and Spring).
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Teaching, advising and mentoring college students at the university level
Online and face-to-face course delivery and instruction
Prepare and submit syllabi, grades and other required course documentation in a timely manner
Scholarly and service activities commensurate with university, college, and school expectations
Attendance at school, college and university meetings and recruitment events
Performs other duties as assigned.
Master’s (for Visiting Instructor) or Ph.D. (for Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor) in forensic science, criminal justice or closely-related field from an accredited university
Ability to teach effectively (both online and in traditional settings) at the university level in an undergraduate forensic science degree program in the following areas: crime scene documentation, criminalistics, fingerprinting, arson and explosives, firearms identification and related areas.
Ability to engage in scholarly and service activities and to advise and mentor students.
Teaching, mentoring and service experience at university level
Online course delivery and instruction on Canvas Learning Management System
Professional experience in forensic science, criminal justice, public safety or related field involving criminal investigations, chain-of-custody, forensic science techniques and instrumentation and court room testimony
About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites in central and southern Mississippi, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 130 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education’s “R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity” designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and sport venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 40 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of approximately 15,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 36 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 24 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit www.usm.edu.
As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.
How to apply
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Applications should be submitted to jobs.usm.edu.Direct inquiries to:
Dr. Kuppareddi Balamurugan, Search Committee Chair
School of Criminal Justice, Forensic Science and Security
118 College Drive # 5127
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
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Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-driven university with a proud history and an eye on the future.
In just 100 years, we’ve grown from a small teachers’ college into a premier research university that is a haven for the arts with a tradition of success in both academics and athletics.
Southern Miss has a diverse student body of approximately 17,000 students from 56 different countries, all 50 states and every corner of Mississippi. We offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs in six degree-granting colleges with more than 180 degree programs. A dual-campus university, Southern Miss serves students on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, in addition to six teaching and research sites in Mississippi.
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