Non-Tenure Track Instructor - General Chemistry

Detroit, Michigan
Commensurate with experience
Jun 14, 2019
Jul 14, 2019
Field of specialization
General / Technical
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 instructor position in General Chemistry beginning 16 August 2019. 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 should have a strong interest in implementing active teaching strategies, collaborating with faculty from other disciplines, and be an effective, enthusiastic teacher-scholar at the undergraduate level with emphasis on General Chemistry.

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 be interested in playing a role in 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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: A nine-month contract to teach 4 courses in the fall semester and 4 courses in the winter semester based on department needs (with the possibility of summer courses for additional compensation); collaborate with departmental colleagues in assessment and documentation of student learning; other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Chemistry or Biochemistry.

Instructions to Applicants: Materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of personal teaching philosophy/experience, a contribution to diversity statement (should describe your past efforts, as well as future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion to demonstrate an understanding of Detroit Mercy’s mission to meet the educational needs of our diverse student population), and three recommendation letters. At least one letter should specifically comment on the applicant’s teaching ability. Review of candidates will begin immediately. Applications received before July 22, 2019 will receive priority.

The University of Detroit Mercy, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, abides by all applicable provisions of federal, state and local laws. Detroit Mercy does not discriminate in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion (except where religion is a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification for the job), national origin or ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable law.