Assistant Professor of Chemistry/Engineering

Mount Mercy University is a Catholic, coeducational University founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1928 enrolling approximately 1850 students. The University offers a variety of liberal arts, professional, accelerated, and graduate degree programs.


The Department of Natural and Applied Sciences invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2018. Successful candidates will have a broad background in chemistry or engineering, proven teaching skills, and the potential to create a successful program of scholarship with undergraduate students. Individuals with a background in physical chemistry and engineering are strongly encouraged to apply. Teaching responsibilities may include physical chemistry, introductory engineering, and other courses depending on the candidate’s experience and interest. A PhD in chemistry, chemical engineering, or a closely-related field, is required for a tenure-track position. Applicants with a Master’s degree may be considered for a non-tenure track position.


The successful candidate must demonstrate a willingness to support Mount Mercy’s mission as a Catholic university providing student-focused education in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy. Mount Mercy University welcomes those of different faiths and is committed to excellence in education and community service.


Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, college transcripts, summary of teaching experience, the names and contact information for four references, and statements of teaching philosophy and research interests as they apply to undergraduate chemistry students at a baccalaureate institution. Submissions must be emailed as Microsoft Word or PDF attachments to: with the subject line, “Chemistry faculty search.” Only application materials emailed to this address will be considered. Application materials submitted on paper will not be reviewed. The review process will begin November 15, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

Mount Mercy University is an equal opportunity employer and a smoke free environment.