Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Biology or Chemistry

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

Job posting number: #7210719 (Ref:BSU41323)

Posted: January 25, 2024

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The College of Sciences and Humanities at Ball State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant, Associate, or Professor level in forensic science with an emphasis in biological and/or chemical forensics. The rank and tenure status for the successful candidate will be determined by the home department (biology or chemistry) in consultation with the Dean. Preference will be given to individuals with practical experience in forensic science. The program will be housed in the College of Sciences and Humanities with core participating faculty from the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Criminal Justice and Criminology, and Psychological Science. A Ph.D. in forensic science, biology, chemistry, or a closely related field is required at the time of appointment.

Job Function:

The College of Sciences and Humanities at Ball State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant, Associate, or Professor level in forensic science with an emphasis in biological and/or chemical forensics. The rank and tenure status for the successful candidate will be determined by the home department (biology or chemistry) in consultation with the Dean. Preference will be given to individuals with practical experience in forensic science. The program will be housed in the College of Sciences and Humanities with core participating faculty from the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Criminal Justice and Criminology, and Psychological Science. A Ph.D. in forensic science, biology, chemistry, or a closely related field is required at the time of appointment.

Minimum Experience:

An earned Doctorate degree appropriate for a forensic science program, preferably in biology, chemistry, or a related field by time of appointment. 

Research experience in a forensic science discipline or in methods and techniques adapted, supported, and employed by the forensic science community.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Experience:

The ability to establish effective collaborative relationships with a diverse range of internal and external populations

Record of successful teaching in a college/university environment

Established scholarship record in biology and/or chemistry with applications in forensic science


At Ball State University, we recognize inclusive excellence as an integral endeavor to fulfill our University’s mission and our strategic plan. We recruit, support, and retain a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. We encourage and reward diversity of thought. We promote a work environment that encourages and rewards innovation and creativity. We pledge to keep Inclusive Excellence at the highest level of institutional importance and as a foundation in all that we strive to do. Our over-arching goal for Inclusive Excellence is to adopt a university-wide Inclusive Excellence approach to academic, administrative support, and service functions of the university. We believe Inclusive Excellence must be infused in every step we take.


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