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Adjunct Faculty in Forensic Science

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Adjunct Faculty in Forensic Science.

Position Details
Location Hattiesburg

118 College Drive
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001
United States
Division School of Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, and Security
Position Type Faculty
Employment Status Part Time
Grant Funded No
Posting Close Date Indefinitely

Special Instructions to Applicants
In accordance with the IHL Board Directive and Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, The University of Southern Mississippi requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or to have an approved legal exemption and/or accommodation on file with Human Resources prior to your anticipated start date. 

 Applications for Adjunct Faculty will be accepted on an ongoing basis and will be reviewed as needed.  For full consideration, submit a letter of application/cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, and names and email addresses of three references.  The letter should summarize academic preparation, professional experience, and any teaching experience.

Job Summary
Adjunct faculty members facilitate students’ achievement of course objectives and competencies as determined by the program.  Adjuncts may teach a variety of forensic science courses, including but not limited to “Firearms Identification” or “Forensic Laboratory Policies and Procedures,” as needed by the program.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities  

  1. Provide face-to-face, interactive video, or online course delivery and instruction.
  2. Prepare and submit syllabi, grades, and other required course documentation in a timely manner.
  3. Communicate course requirements and expectations to students.
  4. Assist students with course material as necessary, potentially outside of class time.
  5. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications 
Master's degree and 18 hours of graduate-level coursework in forensic sciences or closely related fields from an accredited university.

Preferred Qualifications  
Master’s degree in forensic sciences.
Teaching experience at the university level.
Experience with Canvas technology.

About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 131 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and large event venue safety and security, among others.  USM is also one of only 37 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 27 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.


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