Position Title: Tenure Track Assistant Professor - Biochemistry
Classification Title: FT Faculty UDMPU (9 month)
City/Campus: Detroit - McNichols
Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry
Position Status: Full Time
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Detroit Mercy College of Engineering & Science invites applicants for a full-time tenure track faculty position in Chemistry or Biochemistry beginning in Fall 2019.
The successful candidate will be an effective and enthusiastic teacher, mentor, and advisor, with a commitment to supporting a diverse population of undergraduate students. The candidate will have an ongoing program of scholarship including pursuing external funding, disseminating results in refereed publications and conferences, and engaging students. The candidate should have a strong interest in implementing active teaching strategies, collaborating with faculty from other disciplines. and be effective, enthusiastic teachers-scholar at the undergraduate level with emphasis on Biochemistry.
The small classes and close collegial relationships make teaching at Detroit Mercy exciting and rewarding. The College’s faculty form a vibrant community of teaching scholars with a strong focus on professional and academic mentorship of students. We are particularly interested in candidates who would be interested in playing a role in our efforts to provide support and opportunities for historically underrepresented students to pursue research careers in health-related areas. These efforts are currently being supported by a BUILD grant from the National Institutes of Health.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
(1) Teach three courses in the fall and winter semesters, with the possibility of summer based on department needs.
(2) All other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Chemistry or Biochemistry.
Job may require lifting light weight objects (1 to 10 pounds) with no repetitive bending or stooping. Occasionally lift average weight objects (1 to 10 pounds).
Regular exposure to favorable conditions such as those found in a normal office.
Salary/Pay Information: Commensurate with experience
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Materials should include a curriculum vitae, cover letter, a research statement, and a one-page statement of personal teaching philosophy and experience, and three references. Upon request, three recommendation letters will be submitted to the chair of the department. At least one letter should specifically comment on the applicant’s teaching ability. Deadline for applications: October 15, 2018.
About University of Detroit Mercy
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 urban mission, commitment to diversity, and tradition of scholarly excellence. 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.
Internal Number: ENG-0305-0009
About University of Detroit Mercy
The University of Detroit Mercy has one goal - to help our students realize their dreams and ambitions. We fulfill that goal by offering challenging academic programs taught by talented, committed professors and supplemented by hands-on research, co-op, and internship opportunities.