Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry One-Year Visiting Lecturer
- Messiah University
- Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
- Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.
- Closing date
- Apr 20, 2023
- Field of specialization
- Green Chemistry
- Work Function
- Job Type
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, in the School of Science, Engineering, and Health at Messiah University invites applications for a one-year visiting lecturer position to begin Fall 2023.
The primary teaching responsibilities for this position will be in general chemistry lectures, and in laboratories across the first and second years of the chemistry curriculum.
A Ph.D. in chemistry or a related discipline is preferred, with preference for a background in experimental synthetic chemistry and related instrumentation. Strong candidates either ABD or with a master’s degree will also be considered. Demonstrated commitment to excellence in college teaching is a requirement. The successful candidate must be committed to best educational practices as applied to undergraduate science education and the integration of Christian faith and learning.
Approved by the American Chemical Society, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in Biochemistry and Chemistry, including those with ACS Certification. Pennsylvania Teaching Certification can also be awarded. Within a very collaborative environment, the department prepares students very well for graduate work in all areas of chemistry, for medical school and other allied health programs, as well as for immediate employment in industry, government or education.
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.
Messiah University is a Christian university of the liberal and applied arts and sciences and has a student body of nearly 2,500 undergraduate students including 18.5% under-represented and 2.6% international students from 22 countries and over 700 graduate students including 18.8% 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.
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: Fall 2023
Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled. Please provide a 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.
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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.
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