Gwynedd Mercy University is a Catholic university with a strong foundation in the liberal arts. Founded in 1948 by the Sisters of Mercy, the University offers more than 40 associate, bachelor, master and doctorate degree programs on a full- and part-time basis. Our academic distinction lies in the intersection of excellent programs in health care, education, and business administration, which prepares students to become leaders in the region's powerful and growing life-sciences industry. Our enrollment of nearly 2,500 students and prime location within minutes of Philadelphia means that we're large enough to offer a vibrant campus life but small enough that professors can develop mentoring relationships with students. We educate students in the Mercy tradition of service to society, preparing graduates who not only find jobs but also create lives and careers with deep meaning.
Gwynedd Mercy University students enjoy a vibrant, collegiate campus life highlighted by its 19 NCAA Division III men's and women's sports teams and opportunities to pursue interests through 24 clubs and activities. The University has four residence halls with a variety of living options, a gym and access to indoor track and outside basketball and tennis courts. There are four eateries on campus where students can grab a coffee on the run, get pizza and sandwiches or sit down to all-you-can eat meals. The University is situated on 314 beautiful acres close to a variety of shops and eateries and just a short ride away to the city excitement of Philadelphia.
The Division of Natural and Computational Sciences of Gwynedd Mercy University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in chemistry to begin in August 2020. Primary teaching responsibilities will include teaching general chemistry and biochemistry for the biology program, as well as chemistry for health professions students, assisting in curriculum development,engaging in grant activity and undergraduate research, and advising biology students.
A Ph.D. in an appropriate discipline is required; preference will be given to applicants with a background in biochemistry. Applicants must also provide evidence of excellence in teaching undergraduate courses, articulate an understanding of the value of a liberal arts education, and demonstrate a strong commitment to research with undergraduate students. The University has invested substantially in instrumentation to facilitate chemistry research with students.
For full consideration applicants should submit a curriculum vita, three letters of recommendation, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Candidates chosen for campus interviews will be expected to provide official undergraduate and graduate transcripts before they are hired. In addition to applying online, applicants can send additional requested documents through Interfolio or email to firstname.lastname@example.org (please include job title and code).
Gwynedd Mercy University believes that diversity in our campus community enriches the educational experience of its students by providing them with the opportunity to learn from individuals of various backgrounds. Because of this belief, Gwynedd Mercy strongly encourages applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups who are committed to our mission to apply for our faculty openings. Please visit www.gmercyu.edu for information regarding our mission, core values, and beliefs.