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Faculty, Chemistry

Mercer University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 16, 2023

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Job Title:Faculty, Chemistry


College/Division:College Of Professional Advancement

Primary Job Posting Location:

Atlanta, GA 30341

Additional Job Posting Locations:

(Other locations that this position could be based)

Lithia Springs, GA 30122, McDonough, GA 30253Job Details:Mercer University’s College of Professional Advancement invites applications for Faculty of Chemistry, a full-time renewable position with potential for a tenure-track appointment for qualified candidates, beginning August 1, 2023.


This position in the College’s department of Science will be based at one of Mercer’s Metro Atlanta campuses and includes teaching responsibilities (seven course teaching load) at the Atlanta campus and the University’s Regional Academic Centers in Metro Atlanta. The department of Science is an interdisciplinary department offering curriculum in chemistry, biology, environmental and Earth sciences in the evenings and online in the non-traditional, working adult programs of the University. Department faculty are recognized for engaging students in experiential learning opportunities in course-based research, service learning, and study abroad programs to Malawi, South Africa and Mexico.

The successful candidate will have the ability to teach core courses in general chemistry and organic chemistry for pre-pharmacy and pre-nursing students, and courses in their area of expertise in general education science. The new faculty member may participate in the development of new interdisciplinary and innovative programs in science that support undergraduate working adult students in pursuit of science-oriented careers.

Additional responsibilities include advising students, participating in faculty committees, attending faculty meetings, engaging in scholarly activity, maintaining onsite and virtual office hours, and working collaboratively with colleagues within the department, the College, and across the academic units of the University. The basic appointment is for the traditional nine-month academic year, with the possibility of optional teaching in summer.


The successful candidate must hold a minimum of a Master’s degree in Chemistry or a related field to be considered for the rank of Instructor. Candidates with a Ph.D. are preferred and will be considered for tenure track.

The successful candidate must have a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours with at least 6 graduate credit hours in organic chemistry from a regionally accredited institution at the time of appointment and must be able to teach undergraduate organic chemistry. Candidates with specializations in other areas of science with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in chemistry and a minimum of 6 graduate hours in organic chemistry will also be considered.

The successful candidate must provide evidence of or potential for exemplary teaching in face-to-face and online formats; evidence of or potential for excellence in advising students; evidence of or potential for excellence in service and scholarship.

Preference will be given to those who have demonstrated experience teaching non-traditional, working adult students in online formats.

Start date is August 1.

About the College of Professional Advancement

Mercer University’s College of Professional Advancement is committed to serving post-traditional learners. Undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs are offered to adult learners seeking professional advancement into leadership roles in and beyond their communities. Programs provide students with distinctive, multidisciplinary experiences that integrate theory and practice. In addition to providing general education and elective courses for various colleges and schools at Mercer, the College of Professional Advancement offers degree programs in areas including technology, public safety, public and human services, leadership and administration, healthcare and liberal arts. Programs are offered on Mercer’s campuses in Atlanta and Macon, as well as Regional Academic Centers in Douglas County and Henry County, and online. To learn more, visit

Background Check Contingencies

Selection of the final candidate is contingent on a successful background check.

Required Document Attachments

Interested candidates will complete a brief online application and attach required documentation including: 1) a letter of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of teaching philosophy, and 4) names and contact information of three references.

Applications are considered immediately and will be reviewed until the position is filled.

In addition, candidates must have two current letters of recommendation sent directly to:

Office of the Dean

Faculty of Chemistry Search
College of Professional Advancement
Mercer University
3001 Mercer University Drive
Atlanta, GA 30341-4115

Unofficial transcripts may be requested from finalists as part of the recruitment process for this faculty position; finalists will need to redact any personal or private information including, but not limited to: social security number, birth date, race, or gender, before submitting the unofficial transcripts. The successful candidate must submit official transcripts prior to employment.

Both letters of recommendation, along with other application materials, must be received prior to a review of the application.

Scheduled Weekly Hours:40

Job Family:Faculty Math and Sciences

EEO Statement:


Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

Why Work at Mercer

Mercer University offers a variety of benefits for eligible employees including comprehensive health insurance (for self and dependents), generous retirement contributions, tuition waivers, paid time off, technology discounts and so much more!

At Mercer University, a Bear is more than a mascot: it's a frame of mind that begins with a strong desire to make the most out of your career. Mercer Bears do not settle for mediocrity or the status quo. If you're seeking an environment where your passion and determination are embraced, then you want to work at Mercer University.

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The University will ensure equal opportunity for applicants and employees in all of its policies and practices, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, transfers, promotions, compensation, benefits, layoff and recall policies, University-sponsored training programs, education, tuition assistance, and social and recreational programs. Persons needing reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the application process or for other questions regarding employment at Mercer University, please contact Human Resources.


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