St Edwards University
  • Science
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Full Time


Assistant Professor of Forensic Science (Tenure Track Position)

Department of Forensic Science

St. Edward's University, a nationally ranked, independent Catholic university and Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure track position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Forensic Science, beginning August 2023. St. Edward's is characterized by its commitment to the Holy Cross educational mission to educate the hearts and minds of a diverse student body that is deeply committed to social justice.

The successful candidate will work to develop and teach courses at the undergraduate level, maintain a program of scholarly activity that includes mentoring student research, and engage in professional service. Courses assigned will depend on the needs of the department and the background of the candidate. This position may also include teaching as part within the university's general education program. Other required faculty duties are specified within the Faculty Manual.

St. Edward's University embraces excellence through diversity and especially encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented racial, ethnic, sexual, and gender minority groups. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to supporting a diverse student body.

For consideration, candidates must meet the following qualifications:

  • Master's degree or PhD from an accredited institution in Forensic Science or a related field, with PhD preferred
  • career emphasis in medico-legal death investigations, anthropology/entomology, digital forensics, and/or drug analysis/toxicology
  • at least five years of experience working in a crime laboratory or as a crime scene investigator
  • demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching at the collegiate level, including ability or potential to teach a range of undergraduate courses and support a diverse student body
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • educational philosophy consistent with the mission and values of a liberal arts university

Essential Responsibilities Include:

  • teaching 3-4 courses during each semester of the academic year, including courses within the Forensic Science major and, depending on candidate qualifications and staffing needs, courses within the university's general education program
  • serving as an academic advisor for undergraduate students
  • assisting with laboratory management
  • maintaining a program of scholarly activity conducive to mentoring student research
  • supervising student internship and research experiences
  • engaging in professional service within and beyond the university
  • other duties as assigned

For detailed information, please scroll to the bottom of the page to download the job description.

The University offers an excellent TOTAL REWARDS package! An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at;

Medical & Rx Coverage (HSA & FSA Available), Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability Insurance, Long Term Disability Insurance, Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Pet Insurance, Annual Leave & Paid Sick Leave, Retirement Plan, Tuition Benefits, Paid Holidays, and Services & Discounts


Applicants should apply online at Application packages should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references, and a statement describing your teaching philosophy and your approach to working on projects with undergraduate students. In addition, all applications must include a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement that details the candidate's (1) knowledge, (2) track record, and (3) plans for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion as a professional at St. Edward's University (2-page maximum). Your DEI statement should be included as a separate document and should not contain your name or any other personally identifiable information.

Applicants should submit materials by January 31, 2023 for full consideration; however, the position will remain open until filled.

About the Department of Forensic Science

The Department of Forensic Science currently offers a B.S. degree in Forensic Science. The department currently has two full-time faculty and several adjunct faculty members. The department closely collaborates with various university departments and programs. Further details on the department's vision and activities may be found at

Forensic Science is one of six departments within the School of Natural Sciences. The School is characterized by its distinguished faculty, modern facilities including over 110,000 square feet of teaching and laboratory space, and innovative approach to engaging undergraduates in the classroom and providing experiential learning opportunities.


Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic, liberal arts institution of 2,900 undergraduate and 700 graduate students located in Austin, Texas. It is an exciting time to be part of the St. Edward's community as the university increases its global engagement to educate students for the opportunities and challenges of a 21st-century world. SEU is a diverse community that appreciates faculty and students from all backgrounds. Consistent with its Holy Cross heritage, the university maintains a strong commitment to diversity and global initiatives. More information about St. Edward's University may be found at

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion St. Edwards University is a diverse community devoted to proactively nurturing a campus-wide culture that promotes and ensures equity, respect, inclusion and safety for all members regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, socio-economic background, or physical ability. We are one University that opens our hearts and minds to conversations, to learning and to creating a community that is welcoming of all. Regardless of position, it is expected that each employee will embrace this commitment and demonstrate an attitude of respect toward and acceptance of all members of our community. For more information on our commitment to diversity, please visit our website

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: St. Edward's University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. We require U.S. citizenship or permanent residency for employment, and we are not offering visa sponsorship at this time.

Background Checks:

A criminal history background check is required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

Reference #: J2020331

Posted: 1/3/2022

Available: August 2023

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