Professor of Practice Forensic Science Institute

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/09/17
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/09/17

Job Description

To support the curriculum and sustain the growing student demand, the Forensic and National Security Sciences Institute (FNSSI) at Syracuse University seeks to hire an enthusiastic, experienced forensic scientist practitioner for the position of Professor of Practice. The successful candidate’s work should complement the mission, goals, and strengths of the FNSSI at SU. This is a three-year appointment with the potential for renewal.


• Master’s Degree
• A minimum of 5-years of experience in a forensic discipline is preferred; 
• Prior experience in teaching courses related to crime scene investigation and/or forensic laboratories, including policy and procedure development;
• Familiarity with federal, state, and local government agencies and laws, especially as related to admissibility of evidence at trial.

Job SpecificQualifications



• Teaching a 3:3 load, contributing to the core undergraduate and graduate curriculum; 
• Additional course design and instruction dependent on program need and the successful candidate’s scientific/professional background;
• Overseeing and participating in advising and career counseling of forensics students;
• Maintaining positive public relations and promoting awareness of the program;
• Reporting to and providing updates to the FNSSI Director.

Physical Requirements

Not Applicable


Not Applicable

Application Instructions

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university, with over 14,000 full-time undergraduate and over 4,000 full¬time graduate students representing the 50 states and 124 foreign countries. Founded in 1870, it is home to 11 schools and colleges offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Human Services and Health Professions, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts. Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000 and offers many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, a symphony orchestra, professional regional theater, and numerous malls and movie theaters. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites and wineries along the Finger Lakes to biking trails along the Erie Canal. According to the latest edition of the Places Rated Almanac, Syracuse ranks in the top 10% of Best Places to Live.


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