Chemistry and Biochemistry Faculty

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Depends on Experience
Feb 26, 2018
Mar 28, 2018
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the School of Science, Engineering and Health at Messiah College invites applications for the position of Two-Year Visiting Assistant Professor (Faculty).

Responsibilities: The primary teaching responsibilities for this position will be in first-year chemistry courses and in another area of the candidate's expertise. The candidate may also have the opportunity to teach environmental chemistry in the second year. The department welcomes candidates who desire to mentor undergraduate research students during the duration of this temporary position. Both space and resources are available for mentored research.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related discipline is preferred, with preference for a background in bioanalytical, organic or physical chemistry. Demonstrated commitment to excellence in college teaching is a requirement. A desire to engage students in mentored research is a plus. The successful candidate must be committed to best educational practices as applied to undergraduate science education and the integration of Christian faith and learning.

The Program: Approved by the American Chemical Society, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in Biochemistry and Chemistry, including those with ACS Certification. Pennsylvania teaching Certification can also be awarded. Within a very collaborative environment, the department prepares students very well for graduate work in all areas of chemistry, for medical school and other allied health programs, as well as for immediate employment in industry, government or education.

The Department: The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is committed to academic excellence, within the context of Christian faith. There are currently 6 full-time faculty in the department, as well as a full-time laboratory manager. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is one of seven departments within the School of Science, Engineering and Health.

The College: Messiah College is a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences and has a student body of approximately 2,800 undergraduate students including 13.9% of under-represented and 5.0% international students from 32 countries and over 600 graduate students including 11.8% of students from under-represented populations.

The College is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society. Messiah College is a teaching institution that emphasizes instruction but values research and public service. Strong support is given to faculty development in teaching and scholarship.

Diversity: The College seeks to create a work environment and organizational culture that reflects and appreciates the uniqueness that the individual brings to the workplace while striving to provide an atmosphere of success. Messiah's strategic plan includes a commitment to community engagement in diverse settings and the development of cross-cultural competencies as well as a commitment to developing a comprehensive and integrated approach to global engagement. As such, Messiah College is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body. Successful candidates will evidence similar commitments.

Starting Date: Fall 2018

Compensation: Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applications and Nominations: Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled. Please provide a current curriculum vitae or resume as well as a letter of interest that clearly explains how your Christian faith represents a strong fit with the mission of Messiah College, which is “to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.

Vitae Instructions to Applicants: Curriculum Vitae must include: (1) education, (2) previous employment history, (3) scholarly and professional accomplishments (e.g., papers, publications), (4) membership in scholarly, professional, or honor societies, and (5) awards and honors received.

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Messiah College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran's status in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs. Consistent with our nondiscrimination statement, the College does not tolerate abuse or harassment of employees, students or other individuals associated with the College. This includes, but is not limited to, vendors, contractors, and guests on the basis of, but not limited to, any of the above categories.

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