Assistant Professor, Chemistry

  • Mercy College
  • Dobbs Ferry, NY
  • May 24, 2022
Full time Chemistry

Job Description

 Job Number: 00215

Job Posting Summary

The School of Health and Natural Sciences at Mercy College invites qualified candidates for a full time, multiple year track Assistant Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Natural Sciences in the School of Health and Natural Sciences at Mercy College beginning Fall 2022. This position primarily focuses on teaching excellence in General Chemistry and/or General, Organic, and Biochemistry (GOB) for Nursing students with emphasis on applications to biology and the health professions. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to: excellence in undergraduate teaching, productive scholarly research, impactful service to the College community, and mentoring of undergraduate students. Secondary experience in teaching Biochemistry and/or Organic Chemistry lecture or laboratory coursework is preferred. Preference will also be given to demonstrated experience with innovative classroom approaches for promoting student success such as: course-based undergraduate research experiences, curriculum development, encouraging classroom inclusivity, and high-impact pedagogical approaches. A willingness to work collaboratively with faculty and to mentor students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures and academic backgrounds is essential. We welcome applications from candidates with strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills, and the ability to work effectively in a dynamic team environment. 

Mercy College is a nonsectarian, nonprofit New York metropolitan area institution offering over 90 undergraduate and graduate programs. The College has an enrollment of approximately 9000 students from diverse backgrounds across four campuses in Westchester County and New York City. As Mercy College proudly serves a diverse student body and is a Federally designated Hispanic-serving institution, faculty are dedicated to providing students with access to a transformative education though academic quality and robust student support. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Electronic applications are required and must include a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for at least three references. Candidates must apply online at Mercy College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • A commitment to and experience in teaching General Chemistry and/or General, Organic, and Biochemistry (GOB) courses within a diverse undergraduate student environment is required. -A Ph.D. in Chemistry or related area is required. 
  • A strong, demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, productive scholarly research, impactful service to the College community, and mentoring of undergraduate students is required. 
  • Experience in integrating innovative approaches to promoting student success and developing an inclusive community in the classroom will be given preference. -Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills are required.
  • Experience working collaboratively with faculty from a wide range of disciplines, cultures and academic backgrounds is required. 
  • Strong computer skills required. Experience with Learning Management Systems (LMS), particularly with BlackBoard, as well as teleconferencing software, particularly Zoom and BlackBoard Collaborate, strongly preferred. 
  • Experience teaching online strongly preferred. Ability to teach online required. 
  • This individual must be able to teach at the Dobbs Ferry and Bronx campuses as needed. 
  • Ability to provide leadership and mentorship to adjunct faculty required. 
  • Ability to actively participate in college/school, and/or department meetings 
  • Ability to complete other duties as assigned 

This is an opportunity to join the School of Health and Natural Sciences with 5 accredited graduate health professional programs (communication disorders, occupational therapy, nursing, physical therapy, and physician assistant studies) and undergraduate programs in biology, clinical laboratory science, communication disorders, exercise science, nursing, occupational therapy assistant, and veterinary technology. Salary and rank are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants must send a complete application consisting of: a cover letter addressing the applicants' qualifications, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers and email contact for at least three professional references. The initial review of completed applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Strong support for faculty development and many opportunities for collaboration on teaching, clinical and research projects are available.

About Mercy

Mercy College has made the safety of our students, faculty, staff and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of this commitment, we recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on our campuses are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. As a prospective and/or a new employee, you will be required to comply with the College's vaccination policy.

Mercy College is a dynamic, diverse New York City area college whose students are on a personal mission to get the most out of life by getting the most out of their education. Our institution is an independent, coeducational college that offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs within five schools: Business, Education, Health and Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Mercy College's efforts in these programs have been recognized over the last several years. As a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), Mercy College, has been honored by being ranked nationally among the top Colleges in the country for Hispanics by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU).
Mercy College was further recognized by HACU as a national leader in awarding bachelor's degrees to Hispanics in several disciplines, including Psychology, Sociology and Business. Additionally, to support our diverse student body, Mercy College has pursued and been awarded a number of federal grants which enable us to better develop and deliver services to our students. As a Hispanic Serving Institution, Mercy College is proud to be recognized as an institution which helps under-served students to achieve their educational aspirations. Westchester Magazine has also named Mercy College the Best College in Westchester county in 2019 and 2020.The vibrancy of the College culture is sustained by a diverse student body from around the region. Enrollment, including full-time and part-time undergraduates and graduates is approximately 10,557; The College offers campuses in Dobbs Ferry, Bronx, Manhattan as well as online offerings.
At Mercy College, we strive to provide employees and their families with a comprehensive and valuable benefits package. We offer high-quality health care plans, retirement benefits, tuition discounts, flexible spending, and much more.

Mercy College is committed to providing motivated students the opportunity to transform their lives through higher education by offering liberal arts and professional programs in personalized and high quality learning environments, thus preparing students to embark on rewarding careers, to continue learning throughout their lives and to act ethically and responsibly in a changing world.

EEO Statement

Mercy College is an equal opportunity employer. Mercy College actively engages in recruiting a diverse workforce and student body that includes members of historically underrepresented groups, and strives to build and sustain a welcoming and supportive campus community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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