Tenure Track Assistant Professor Biochemistry

Detroit, Michigan
Commensurate with Experience
Sep 27, 2018
Oct 27, 2018
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Detroit Mercy College of Engineering & Science invites applicants for a full-time tenure track faculty position in Chemistry or Biochemistry beginning in Fall 2019.  Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Chemistry or Biochemistry.  The successful candidate will be an effective and enthusiastic teacher, mentor, and advisor, with a commitment to supporting a diverse population of undergraduate students.  The candidate will have an ongoing program of scholarship including pursuing external funding, disseminating results in refereed publications and conferences, and engaging students.  The candidate should have a strong interest in implementing active teaching strategies, collaborating with faculty from other disciplines. and be effective, enthusiastic teachers-scholar at the undergraduate level with emphasis on Biochemistry. 

The small classes and close collegial relationships make teaching at Detroit Mercy exciting and rewarding.  The College’s faculty form a vibrant community of teaching scholars with a strong focus on professional and academic mentorship of students.  We are particularly interested in candidates who would contribute to our efforts to provide support and opportunities for historically underrepresented students to pursue research careers in health-related areas.  These efforts are currently being supported by a BUILD grant from the National Institutes of Health. 

Michigan's largest, most comprehensive private University, the University of Detroit Mercy is an independent Jesuit-Mercy Catholic institution of higher education sponsored by the Society of Jesus and the Religious Sisters of Mercy. The US News and World Report ranked Detroit Mercy in the top tier in the Midwest. The university seeks qualified candidates who will contribute to the University's mission, diversity and excellence of its academic community. The University of Detroit Mercy is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer with a culturally diverse faculty and student body and welcomes persons of all races and backgrounds.

Candidates should apply by completing an application and upload materials at https://udmercy.peopleadmin.com/.  Materials should include a curriculum vitae, cover letter, a research statement, a one-page statement of personal teaching philosophy and experience, and three references.  Upon, request, three recommendation letters will be submitted to the chair of the department.  At least one letter should specifically comment on the applicant’s teaching ability. 

Deadline for applications: October 31, 2018.