Assistant Professor of Chemistry

North Manchester, Indiana
Salary Range: $50,000 - $52,000
Oct 29, 2018
Nov 28, 2018
Field of specialization
Biochemical, Organic
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Position Overview:  Tenure-track assistant professor of chemistry to teach courses in chemistry and biology-chemistry majors, as well as in new programs in nursing, nutrition and global health.  Expertise in organic and/or biochemistry desired.  This is a full-time teaching position with additional responsibilities related to the academic program, reporting through the department chair to the Dean for Natural and Health Sciences.  

Essential Job Functions:   

  • Teaching, generally twenty-four semester hours per academic year
  • Maintain professional effectiveness, which includes but are not limited to, high quality of scholarship; intellectual integrity; professional currency; cooperation of all phases of the academic program; openness to learn about and adopt improved methods of teaching; and above all, a vital interest in student learning
  • Meeting assigned classes at the scheduled locations and for the scheduled durations
  • Directing and attending non-class activities, as appropriate
  • Fulfilling institutional expectations on student progress by due dates including but not limited to three week progress survey, 7-week mid-term grades, final grades
  • Serving as an academic advisor focusing on student progression within the major to an on-time graduation
  • Serving on the expected number of committees as defined in the faculty manual
  • Participating in faculty governance, including attending meetings—full faculty, division, department, and committee—and fulfilling attendant responsibilities
  • Developing, maintaining and submitting course syllabi by posted due dates
  • Administering examinations and assessing student learning of course and major objectives in conjunction with assessment plans
  • Working in a professional, collegial and team-oriented manner with the College community
  • Maintaining compliance with policies and procedures in the Faculty Manual


  • PhD required
  • Evidence of successful teaching and interest in research with undergraduates required; commitment to service expected
  • Effective presentation skills
  • Effective organizational and administrative skills
  • Ability to deliver course content and to assist students in understanding course content
  • Ability to evaluate student writing and to provide effective feedback
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with students, faculty, staff, and administrators
  • Ability to adapt to changing teaching and learning environments and content-delivery methods
  • Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues, in the best interests of the students
  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities, meet deadlines, and respond to students’ legitimate needs in a timely manner
  • Ability and willingness to work with students of all skill levels and academic backgrounds
  • Ability and willingness to perform clerical work for oneself, as necessary
  • Basic leadership, budgetary and supervisory skills
  • Proficient in spoken and written English
  • Basic computer proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail and internet use

General Information: Manchester University is an independent, liberal arts university with a campus in North Manchester, Ind., where approximately 1,300 students choose from at least 60 areas of undergraduate study, two master's programs and 21 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Our second campus in Fort Wayne is home to the Manchester University Pharmacy Program, where graduates are awarded the Pharm.D. Doctoral degree.

Manchester has a distinctive commitment to developing respect for ethnic, cultural and religious pluralism and an international consciousness. Manchester University respects the infinite worth of every individual and graduates persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition. As an institution rooted in the tradition of the Church of the Brethren, Manchester University values learning, faith, service, integrity, diversity, and community.

Work Schedule: Onsite classes are generally schedule between 8 AM and 5 PM.  Some classes, laboratories, events and/or meetings may be scheduled in the evening or on weekends. 

What We Offer: We offer competitive pay and the opportunity to serve in a dynamic educational environment.

Salary Range:  $50,000 - $52,000

To Apply:  We seek a candidate with a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Apply online via ADP and submit a cover letter, curriculum vita/resume, teaching philosophy and evidence of effective teaching.  Questions can be emailed to

Manchester University is an equal opportunity employer.

Applicants who further diversify our faculty and staff are warmly welcome.