Three faculty positions at Messiah College

From: Ted Davis (
Date: Thu Oct 17 2002 - 08:53:49 EDT

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    The following advertisement is now running in various national publications.
      Those interested in these positions should not contact me! (Please read
    that again.) Rather, please contact the faculty member whose name is listed
    for each position.

    The faith statement that faculty affirm annually is the Apostles' Creed.

    Thank you,

    Ted Davis


    The Department of Natural Sciences in the School of Health and Natural
    Sciences invites applications for the following full-time (nine-months)
    term-tenure track faculty positions available Fall 2003. Successful
    candidates will be committed to: 1) applying undergraduate science education
    "best practices"; 2) integrating Christian faith and learning; 3) mentoring
    undergraduate research; and 4) developing scholarship in an area of
    discovery, integration, application and/or teaching.
    GeneticsThe successful candidate will have expertise and research interests
    in one or more areas of molecular genetics such as human, developmental,
    microbial, and/or plant genetics and will be expected to teach advanced
    level genetic and biotechnology courses, as well as introductory courses for
    science and non-science majors. Ph.D. or M.D. in Genetics, Molecular Biology
    or related discipline is required. Demonstrated excellence in teaching,
    mentoring of student research, and scholarship is preferred. Contact:
    Lawrence Mylin, Ph.D., Chair of Molecular Genetics Search Committee.
    Telephone (717) 766-2511 ext. 3933. E-mail:

    Organic Chemistry and Program Head
    The successful candidate will be expected to: 1) teach organic chemistry
    and related courses, and 2) provide academic and administrative leadership
    to lead the chemistry program to department status (with Department Chair
    appointment) and ACS approval. Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry is required.
    Demonstrated excellence in college teaching, mentoring of student research,
    and scholarship is preferred. Contact: Jon Melton, Ph.D., Chair of Organic
    Chemistry Search Committee. Telephone (717) 766-2511 ext. 7051. E-mail:

    Vertebrate Ecology
    The successful candidate will have secondary expertise in areas such as
    vertebrate molecular systematics, resource management, urban ecology or
    restoration ecology and will be expected to teach one or more field-oriented
    courses in ornithology, herpetology, or mammalogy, as well as courses in
    areas of secondary interest, introductory and general education science
    courses. Ph.D. in Vertebrate Ecology required. Demonstrated excellence in
    college teaching, mentoring of student research, and scholarship is
    preferred. Contact: Joseph K. Sheldon, Ph.D., Chair of Vertebrate Ecology
    Search Committee. Telephone (717) 766-2511 ext. 6650. E-mail:

    Salary and rank for all three positions are commensurate with training and

    Applicants should submit two copies each of a letter of interest and
    curriculum vitae to the appropriate Search Committee Chair, Department of
    Natural Sciences, Box 3030, Messiah College, Grantham, PA 17027.
    Messiah College is a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and
    sciences located 12 miles SW of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. 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 values
    research and public service. Strong support is given to faculty growth and
    scholarship. The Department of Natural Sciences, consisting of 16 FTE
    faculty and over 270 students majoring in biochemistry, biology, chemistry,
    environmental science, and nutrition and dietetics, is committed to
    providing premier undergraduate science education programs.
            For more information see:

    Women and Minorities are strongly urged to apply. Messiah College is an
    Equal Opportunity Employer

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