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University of Detroit Mercy
  • Position Number: 2447591
  • Location: Detroit, MI
  • Position Type: Science - Chemistry

University of Detroit Mercy
College of Engineering & Science
Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Chemistry

Chemistry Full-Time Tenure Track Assistant Professor 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 tenure track faculty position with a specialty in Organic Chemistry, broadly defined. The candidate hired will start August 15, 2022. 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.

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

Candidates should have a proposed research agenda geared toward a primarily undergraduate institution (PUI). The person hired is expected to pursue external funding and disseminate results in refereed publications and conferences. The research focus is Organic Chemistry, broadly defined, where the ability to engage and mentor undergraduate students in research is essential.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in Chemistry or Chemical Education, with a focus in Organic Chemistry, broadly defined
Experience teaching chemistry in the college setting
Commitment to best-practice teaching strategies for a diverse student body
Commitment to inclusion and diversity
Evidence indicating promise of scholarly publications and research
Ability to carry out research with undergraduates

Demonstration of initiative/equivalent leadership in a laboratory setting
Knowledge of assessment strategies associated with course learning outcomes
Evidence indicating promise of service to the Department, College, University, profession, and community
Commitment to the Mission of University of Detroit Mercy to provide excellent student-centered undergraduate and graduate education (

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 research statement, one-page diversity statement, and a list of 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, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

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

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