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The Department of Chemistry in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a full-time position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor. This position is renewable for up to two years with successful evaluation by the department (AYs 2023-2024 and 2024-2025). The primary instructional responsibilities will be general chemistry and courses in the applicant’s area of expertise. Additional responsibilities include mentoring of undergraduate student research.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry from an accredited college/university is required; ABD candidates will be considered at the instructor rank until the completion of degree.

Additional Information: Mercer University is a private university distinguished by its commitment to teaching, empowering and inspiring its students to create, discover, and serve. The university offers rigorous programs to more than 8,700 students enrolled in schools of liberal arts and sciences, engineering, music, business, law, pharmacy, medicine, nursing, health professions, education, theology, and professional advancement. The highly selective, residential, undergraduate-only College of Liberal Arts and Sciences enrolls over 1,900 students. Among first-year students in 2022, 27% are 1st generation college students, 33% are Pell-eligible, and 52% are Black/African American, Asian, or Hispanic/Latinx. The College, which hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, is dedicated to cultivating intellectual curiosity, respectful dialogue, and responsible citizenry. It is located in the historic city of Macon, Georgia, which is the educational, medical, cultural and commercial hub of Middle Georgia, an hour and a half south of Atlanta. The Department of Chemistry has 15 faculty members and offers an American Chemical Society certified B.S. degree in Chemistry and contributes to interdisciplinary programs in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Chemical Commerce. For more information about Mercer and the Department of Chemistry, please email or consult the following websites: or

How to Apply: Apply online here: Mercer – Details – Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry or search Careers at Mercer vacancy F24-019.
Candidates should complete the brief online application and attach: (1) cover letter; (2) up-to-date CV; (3) statement of teaching philosophy including candidate’s approach to teaching a diverse student population; (4) description of undergraduate research plans; and (5) names and email addresses for three professional references.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.