The School of Science, Engineering and Health at Messiah University invites applications for a full-time, term-tenure faculty position in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Rank is open and will be determined based on qualifications.
Responsibilities: The required teaching responsibilities for this position will be in general and physical chemistry, with additional expertise or willingness to teach environmental chemistry desired. All courses include both lecture and laboratory components. A strong commitment to scholarship through the mentoring of undergraduate student research is also required.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in physical chemistry preferred. Candidates must possess the potential for strong classroom teaching, laboratory teaching, and positive student interactions.
The Program: Messiah University’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is approved by the American Chemical Society, and offers B.A. and B.S. Degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry, as well as a B.A. in Chemistry with Secondary Teaching Certification. The program has excellent instrumentation and laboratory facilities for both classroom instruction and mentored research.
The Department: The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is committed to academic excellence, within a 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 six departments within the School of Science, Engineering and Health.
The University: Messiah University is a Christian university of the liberal and applied arts and sciences and has a student body of over 2,700 undergraduate students including 14.4% under-represented and 4.1% international students from 28 countries and over 600 graduate students including 16.4% of students from under-represented populations.
The University 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 University 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: Messiah University’s commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence draws inspiration from its mission “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.” The university has pursued this vision through a strategic planning process that encourages diversity through employee and student composition, campus climate, and an educational program that enables educators and students to embrace diversity. Candidates should clearly articulate why diversity and cultural intelligence matter to them as persons of faith as well as in their profession. Candidates will speak to how as a potential employee, they will contribute to the advancement of this vision through their teaching-learning, research, institutional service, and public engagement.
Starting Date for Position: August 1, 2022
Compensation: Messiah University offers a strong benefits package in addition to salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applications: Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled.
Please provide the following:
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 University, 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."
Curriculum Vitae must include: (1) education, (2) previous employment history, (3) scholarly and professional accomplishments (e.g., papers, publication, recitals, showings), (4) membership in scholarly, professional, or honor societies, and (5) awards and honors received.
Messiah University 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 University does not tolerate abuse or harassment of employees, students or other individuals associated with the University. This includes, but is not limited to, vendors, contractors, and guests on the basis of, but not limited to, any of the above categories.