Title: Assistant Teaching Professor

Description: The University of Tampa invites applications for a full-time, 9-month renewable non-tenure track teaching position in Forensic Science – Criminalistics at the Assistant Teaching Professor level starting in August 2023.

The FEPAC-accredited Forensic Science program (https://www.ut.edu/forensic-science-major-video) is housed within the Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Physics, in the College of Natural and Health Sciences.

The University of Tampa is a medium-sized, comprehensive, residentially-based private institution of more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University is ideally situated on a beautiful 110-acre campus next to the Hillsborough River, adjacent to Tampa’s dynamic central business district, which is a growing, vibrant, diverse metropolitan area. UT reflects this vibrancy; with 24 consecutive years of enrollment growth UT boasts 260 student organizations, a multicultural student body from 50 states and more than 100 countries, and “Top Tier” ranking in U.S. News and World Report.

Currently, over 100 students are in the FEPAC accredited forensic science program, which focuses on firearms/toolmarks, crime scene investigation, drug analysis, toxicology, and forensic DNA. Relevant equipment available to teaching faculty includes four firearms comparison microscopes, an FTIR microscope, SEM-EDS, crime scene alternate light source, and various crime scene investigation tools. Additionally, the department has an array of chemical analysis equipment including mass spectrometers, gas and liquid chromatographs, and an NMR spectrometer.


Teach in field of expertise, which can include firearms/toolmarks, crime scene investigation, latent prints/friction ridge evidence, trace evidence, or a closely related discipline

Teach introductory forensic science courses

Teach courses in physical evidence related to your field of expertise, seeking continuing education in those fields as needed

Teach a total of 27 contact hours per year and hold weekly office hours for students

Assist in curriculum and administrative decision-making for the forensic science program

Advise undergraduate students


5+ years of experience working in a forensic laboratory in firearms/toolmarks, crime scene investigation, latent prints/friction ridge evidence, trace evidence, or a closely related discipline

Experience testifying in a court of law as an expert witness in your field of expertise

Teaching or training experience is preferred but not required.

Relevant graduate degree or coursework preferred

Applicant review will begin 2/24/2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Apply online: https://utampa.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/Faculty/job/Tampa/Assistant-Teaching-Professor—Forensic-Science—Criminalistics_R0007098-1

Closing Date for position: 02/24/2023

Location of Position:, FL

Additional Information: PDF Description of Opportunity

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