The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the School of Science, Engineering and Health at Messiah College invites applications for the position of One-Year Visiting Assistant Professor (Faculty).
Responsibilities: The primary teaching responsibilities for this position will be in first year chemistry courses and in another area of the candidate's expertise. Both space and resources are available for scholarly research that generates mentoring opportunities for undergraduate research students should the candidate choose to pursue this in this temporary position.
Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related discipline is preferred, with preference for a background in bioanalytical, inorganic or physical chemistry. 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.
The Program: 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: 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 seven departments within the School of Science, Engineering and Health.
The College: Messiah College is a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences and has a student body of over 2,700 undergraduate students including 13.7% under-represented and 4.4% international students from 30 countries and over 600 graduate students including 15.3% of students from under-represented populations.
The College 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 College 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 College'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 college 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: Fall 2019
Compensation: Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applications and Nominations: 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 College, 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."
Vitae Instructions to Applicants: Curriculum Vitae must include: (1) education, (2) previous employment history, (3) scholarly and professional accomplishments (e.g., papers, publications), (4) membership in scholarly, professional, or honor societies, and (5) awards and honors received.
In accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination (including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975), Messiah College 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 College does not tolerate abuse or harassment of employees, students or other individuals associated with the College. All employees are to abide by this policy in order to provide a work environment free from discrimination. The College does not tolerate harassment by vendors, contractors or guests.