Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Chemistry & Biochemistry (10000834)
Employee Designation:  Temporary Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

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Position Description


The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Mississippi invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position, which is renewable for a second year with successful job performance and the agreement of both parties. The incumbent must have expertise in biological chemistry, and the appointment would begin on 17 August 2023. Duties include teaching upper-level biochemistry lecture courses and may include laboratory classes and lecture courses in other areas of chemistry in which the candidate is proficient. Candidates must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) in Chemistry, Biochemistry or a closely related area and expect to have earned a Ph.D. by the start of employment. Appointments as Visiting Associate Professor and Visiting Professor will also be considered for candidates with the appropriate background and experience.


Details regarding the chemistry program can be found on the department website: Position inquiries may be directed to Professor Susan Pedigo at Applications must be submitted online ( and should include: a cover letter that provides a brief teaching philosophy statement and highlights any relevant teaching experience and/or preparation teaching philosophy, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) undergraduate and graduate school transcripts. During the online application process, applicants will be prompted to provide the names and email addresses of three professional references who can provide letters of recommendation. Consideration of completed applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 


The University of Mississippi is committed to building an inclusive and diverse university community, and details can be found in its Pathways to Equity plan ( 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

Position Details

Appointment (9 Month)

Assignment Type (Non-Tenure Track)

Application Procedures

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About the University of MS & Oxford, MS

Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (UM), affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. The University of Mississippi, consistently named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For,” is located in Oxford, MS, which is ranked one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns.” With more than 24,000 students, UM is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. The University of Mississippi, which has aggressively implemented many health and wellness initiatives for its more than 2,900 employees, has consistently been named one of Mississippi’s Healthiest Workplaces.


Touted as the “Cultural Mecca of the South”, creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artists and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford’s rich history, small town charm and creative community. Oxford is a one-hour drive south of Memphis, TN and is known as the home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner. Over the years Oxford has also been known for offering exceptional culinary experiences and as the home of the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels, there is always something here to immerse yourself in. Oxford has also been featured as a literary and arts destination in such publications as The New York Times, Southern Living, Condé Nast Traveler, and GQ. Among other cultural activities, annual events include the Oxford Film Festival, a thriving local music scene, and the Ford Center Performing Arts Series. Oxford is a vibrant university town, filled with unique shops and galleries, eclectic restaurants and clubs, historic landmarks, and comfortable inns.


Background Check Statement

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EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

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