Job Details

University of Detroit Mercy
  • Position Number: 3556979
  • Location: Detroit, MI
  • Position Type: Science - Chemistry

University of Detroit Mercy
College of Engineering & Science
Fulltime Lecturer in Chemistry

Chemistry Full-Time Lecturer Position Available:
The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at University of Detroit Mercy in the College of Engineering & Science invites candidates to apply for a full-time Lecturer position for instruction of general and organic chemistry lectures/laboratory courses. This is a non-tenure track, but continuous employment fulltime faculty position. The candidate hired will start January 2023 or August 2023. Detroit Mercy is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive academic community. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, research, experience, and service that they can contribute to this goal.

As a primarily undergraduate institution (PUI), Detroit Mercy offers small classes and close collegial relationships. The College's faculty forms a vibrant community of teaching scholars, with a strong focus on professional and academic mentorship of students. We are particularly interested in candidates who will contribute to our efforts to provide support and opportunities for historically minoritized students to pursue research careers in chemistry and related areas. These efforts are currently being supported by a BUILD grant from the National Institutes of Health (

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Detroit Mercy includes 15 full-time faculty members who engage in scientific research, mentorship, and student-advising for students within the College of Engineering and Science. The Department serves approximately 100 undergraduate Chemistry & Biochemistry majors as well as Biology, Engineering, Nursing, and Dental Hygiene majors. The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry also provides accelerated and early assurance programs in cooperation with the Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, the Michigan State College of Human Medicine, the University of St. Joseph (CT) School of Pharmacy, and the Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Applicants must have a strong interest in implementing best practices in pedagogy including evidence-based teaching and assessment strategies. In addition, we seek an educator who is an enthusiastic teacher-scholar committed to supporting the diverse population of undergraduate students we are seeking to attract.

Teaching responsibilities will include general and organic chemistry lecture and laboratory courses and potentially other courses based on area of expertise that complement or expand current offerings in the department.

⦁ Master's degree or Ph.D., or equivalent in Chemistry or Chemical Education, conferred by start date.
⦁ Experience teaching chemistry in higher education or relevant educational setting
⦁ Commitment to best-practice teaching strategies for a diverse student body
⦁ Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

⦁ Develops and applies assessment strategies associated with course learning outcomes
⦁ Engages in service that demonstrates a personal commitment to contributing to a community's goals.
⦁ Commitment to students' holistic development, including encouraging students to reflect and engage with Chemistry in a broader social context

Candidates should apply by completing an application and upload materials at Materials should include curriculum vitae, cover letter, one-page teaching philosophy statement, one-page diversity statement, and contact information for three potential references. Reference letters will be required for finalists. One reference should specifically comment on the ability of the applicant to teach.

Review of applications will begin Oct. 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Michigan's largest, most comprehensive private University, Detroit Mercy is an independent Jesuit-Mercy Catholic institution of higher education sponsored by the Society of Jesus and the Religious Sisters of Mercy. The US News and World Report ranked Detroit Mercy in the top tier in the Midwest. The University seeks qualified candidates who will contribute to the University's mission, diversity, and excellence of its academic community. Detroit Mercy is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer with a culturally diverse faculty and student body and welcomes persons of all races and backgrounds.

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