Department Searching for Two Faculty Hires – Apply Today

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Mississippi located in Oxford, Mississippi, invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the ASSISTANT PROFESSOR level open to any area of CHEMISTRY and a permanent non-tenure track faculty position at the INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR level, both to begin in August 2020.   The Department has 17 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 7 teaching faculty, and 60 graduate students. 

For the ASSISTANT PROFESSOR position:
Applicants must have a Ph.D. and at least 2 years of postdoctoral experience in chemistry or a closely related field.  Outstanding individuals with expertise complimenting active programs in the department and our recently acquired, state-of-the-art equipment (http://chemistry.olemiss.edu/facilities) are strongly encouraged to apply.  The successful candidate is expected to establish a nationally recognized, externally funded research program and demonstrate excellence in teaching.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until an adequate applicant pool is established.  Applications must be submitted online at https://careers.olemiss.edu and shall include a cover letter, a current CV, research plans, and a teaching philosophy statement. Because the University is committed to diversity and inclusion in higher education, applicants should specify within their application how their teaching, scholarship, and service will contribute to a diverse and inclusive community. During the online application process, applicants will be prompted to provide the names and email addresses of three professional references that will provide letters of recommendation.  

For the INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR position:
Primary responsibilities will include instruction of lower-division chemistry courses and may include participation in the management, supervision and instruction of the undergraduate teaching laboratories. Opportunities to supervise undergraduate research students are available. Additional duties include advising students and student organizations as well as participation in recruiting and orientation events. Candidates are required to have earned a doctorate in chemistry before beginning this position. In addition, competitive candidates will have demonstrated teaching
ability, strong interpersonal and communication skills, and an energetic commitment to undergraduate education. The opportunity for advancement to the rank of Instructional Professor is available. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until an adequate applicant pool is established. Applications must be submitted online at https://careers.olemiss.edu and shall include a cover letter, a current CV, and a teaching philosophy statement. Because the University is committed to diversity and inclusion in higher education, applicants should specify within their application how their teaching, scholarship, and service will contribute to a diverse and inclusive community. During the online application process, applicants will be prompted to provide the names and email addresses of three professional references that will provide letters of recommendation.

The University of Mississippi has a Carnegie classification of R1 and is rated a “Great Colleges to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education.  The University of Mississippi is an EOE/AA/Minority/Female/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Title VI/Title VII/Title IX/504/ADA/ADEA employer.