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Forsenic Science Faculty

Cedar Crest College
Job Location:
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Other Science Faculty

The Department of Chemical, Physical, and Forensic Sciences is seeking a tenure-track faculty member beginning in fall 2023. The candidate is expected to have a Ph.D. in chemistry, forensic science with a concentration in forensic chemistry, or other similar discipline. Suitable candidates that are ABD will be considered. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in the ACS certified chemistry program and the FEPAC-accredited undergraduate and master’s level graduate forensic science programs. The successful candidate must be qualified to teach instrumental analysis on the undergraduate level, and separations chemistry, analytical spectroscopy, and forensic chemistry on the graduate level. The faculty member is expected to mentor undergraduate and graduate students in research with dissemination of research expected in peer-reviewed journals. In addition, consistent with FEPAC-accreditation guidelines, the faculty member must be willing to perform service to the forensic science community such as committee work for professional organizations, manuscript reviewer for professional journals, or consulting. The successful candidate should have at least 2 of the following:

a. Forensic science practitioner experience,

b. Professionally certified by a forensic science certifying body accredited by the Forensic Specialties Accreditation Board,

c. A record of conference presentation and/or peer-reviewed publications in forensic science related research,

d. A history of active engagement in the forensic science community. 

The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants for faculty positions should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, research statement, three letters of recommendation, and a diversity statement that describes planned contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion. The large majority of Cedar Crest’s students – nearly ninety percent – are women. More than one-third are students of color and nearly forty percent are first-generation college students; they are religiously diverse and diverse in terms of gender and sexuality. Our population also includes students from many different countries, in addition to the U.S. We seek to recruit faculty who are prepared to teach our students, to engage their curiosity, and to inspire their persistence.

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Cedar Crest College, founded in 1867, is a four-year, independent liberal-arts college that emphasizes cross-disciplinary cooperation and excellence in teaching and research. Cedar Crest enrolls over 1400 students through our co-educational School for Adult and Graduate Education and our traditional programs for women. The College’s beautiful 84-acre campus, a registered national arboretum, is located in Allentown, Pennsylvania’s third-largest city. Allentown is nestled in the lovely Lehigh Valley, which boasts the best of both worlds: vibrant and diverse urban communities, as well as rolling hills and scenic countrysides. The Lehigh Valley includes access to parks, trails, and other outdoor recreation, top-rated public schools, and a wide range of cultural and sporting venues that enhance the value of our location. Cedar Crest College is a part of the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges, a consortium of six colleges and universities. The College is conveniently located one hour north of Philadelphia and 90 minutes west of New York City. 

Cedar Crest College is an equal opportunity employer fundamentally committed to diversity and inclusion. As such, the College encourages applications from individuals belonging to minoritized groups in higher education, in support of our diverse student community. EOE

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