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Assistant Professor- Chemistry

Eastern Mennonite University
MAIN CAMPUS, Harrisonburg, VA, US

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POSITION: Assistant or Associate Professor in tenure-track faculty position in the Chemistry program

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Chemistry with expertise in organic chemistry. College level teaching and/or post-doctoral experience preferred. ABD candidates will be considered at the rank of instructor.


RESPONSIBILITIES: Teaching load would include the following undergraduate courses: Organic Chemistry I and II, Analytical Chemistry, and the potential for electives within the candidate’s area of expertise. Interest and skill in teaching for graduate students in biomedicine is a plus. Development of an ongoing, scholarly program that can involve students is required. Department and university service is expected in the form of advising and mentoring a diverse study body into a variety science careers, including those interested in professional health programs, as well as participation on university committees. 


POSITION DETAILS: Nine-month contract. [24] semester hours per year. Salary determined by education and experience. Eastern Mennonite University uses a tenure-with-review contract system. A track record of active, inclusive, student-centered teaching is preferred. Applicants must have a strong commitment to serving and working within a community of diverse learners and improving retention of traditionally marginalized student populations.


APPOINTMENT DATE Positions begin mid-August 2024. EMU reserves the right to fill the position at any time or keep the position open. 


INQUIRIES: Application review begins December 1, 2023. Application materials, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts (unofficial acceptable) and contact information for three professional references should be submitted in the application. The cover letter should include information on how the candidate’s experience will contribute to the university’s mission, especially its strategic goals related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Finalists will be asked to respond to questions relevant to EMU’s faith-based mission. The final candidate will be required to provide official transcripts upon hire.


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Eastern Mennonite University ( is a private, faith-based, liberal arts university in Harrisonburg, Virginia known for academic excellence and affordability with a focus on service, social justice, and global engagement. With more than 1500 students studying at our main campus in Harrisonburg, Virginia; at our Lancaster, Pennsylvania instructional site; and online, EMU offers rigorous academic study at the undergraduate and graduate level.

EMU is committed to an inclusive and equitable campus community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect and can be their authentic self. Our goal is to remove the barriers that underrepresented and marginalized groups have frequently encountered in our society. We commit to address the structures that produce discrimination, racial injustice, gender inequities and other forms of oppression, and to fully include LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, and other members of historically minoritized communities.

EMU encourages students, faculty and staff to live their faith and values through service to others, peacemaking, cross-cultural engagement and sustainability. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, EMU is committed to enhancing our community and encourages applications from qualified individuals with varied backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who would deepen the diversity of the University.



A leader among faith-based universities, Eastern Mennonite University emphasizes peacebuilding, sustainability, experiential learning, and cross-cultural engagement. Founded in 1917 in Harrisonburg, Virginia, EMU is an educational institution of Mennonite Church USA. EMU serves students of diverse religious and cultural backgrounds and confers undergraduate, graduate, professional and seminary degrees.

Through 41 majors, 37 minors, two pre-professional programs, 15 teacher education programs/licensures, and four associate degrees, EMU educates students to serve and lead in a global context. A cross-cultural program providing immersion in another culture has long been a requirement for all students. Our community challenges students to pursue their life calling through scholarly inquiry, artistic creation, guided practice, and life-changing cross-cultural encounter.

Professors mentor students to encourage growth in their faith in a caring community, to broaden their worldview through study and relationship-building, and to work collaboratively to reach new academic heights. EMU grads are serving and leading all over the world.


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