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Adjunct Instructor in Chemistry and Biochemistry

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Position Information

Position Title Adjunct Instructor in Chemistry and Biochemistry
Position Type Faculty
School School of Science, Engineering and Health
Department Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry (2023)
Discipline Chemistry and Biochemistry
Level Undergraduate
Time Status Part-Time
Campus Main Campus (Grantham)

Position Description

Position Summary

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, in the School of Science, Engineering and Health at Messiah College, invites applications for part-time/adjunct faculty positions.


Teach undergraduate chemistry lecture or laboratory classes on an as-needed basis. Particular needs are in first-year chemistry courses for science majors, physical science courses for education majors, introductory organic chemistry and environmental chemistry.


Advanced degree in chemistry or science education, or significant experience in the area relevant to the course that will be taught. Candidates must possess the potential for strong classroom teaching and positive student interaction and mentorship.

The Program

Messiah College’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers B.A. and B.S. Degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry, as well as a B.A. in Chemistry with Secondary Teaching Certification.

The Department

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is committed to academic excellence within the context of a vibrant Christian faith.

The College

Messiah College is a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences and has a student body of approximately 2,800 undergraduate students including 13.9% of under-represented and 5.0% international students from 32 countries and over 600 graduate students including 11.8% of students from under-represented populations.

The College is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society. Messiah College is a teaching institution that emphasizes instruction but values research and public service. Strong support is given to faculty development in teaching and scholarship.


The College seeks to create a work environment and organizational culture that reflects and appreciates the uniqueness that the individual brings to the workplace while striving to provide an atmosphere of success. Messiah’s strategic plan includes a commitment to community engagement in diverse settings and the development of cross-cultural competencies as well as a commitment to developing a comprehensive and integrated approach to global engagement. As such, Messiah College is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body. Successful candidates will evidence similar commitments.

Starting Date for Position Spring 2018

Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled. Please provide a current curriculum vitae or resume as well as a letter of interest that clearly explains how your Christian faith represents a strong fit with the mission of Messiah College, which is “to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.

Vitae Instructions to Applicants

Curriculum Vitae must include: (1) education, (2) previous employment history, (3) scholarly and professional accomplishments (e.g., papers, publication, recitals, showings), (4) membership in scholarly, professional, or honor societies, and (5) awards and honors received.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Personal Statement - Faith
  3. Personal Statement - Teaching
Optional Documents