Director of Organic Chemistry Laboratories

University of Richmond
Richmond, Virginia
Competitive salary and benefits
Nov 14, 2017
Jan 05, 2018
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

The Chemistry Department at the University of Richmond seeks a Director of Organic Laboratories.  This is a continuing (ongoing) 12-month, teaching intensive, non-tenure-track faculty position starting July 1, 2018.  The successful candidate will hold an advanced degree in Chemistry (Ph.D. preferred) or a closely related field. The Director will take the lead in the development, oversight, and teaching of Organic laboratories, as well as teach other lecture and lab courses based on interest and departmental need. A competitive portfolio will reflect the candidate’s experience or interest in Organic Chemistry education, discovery-based learning, inclusive teaching and mentoring practices, and working with diverse populations.

The University of Richmond is a highly selective, private, primarily undergraduate institution with an undergraduate enrollment of about 3,000 students. The Chemistry Department consists of 20 full-time faculty and graduates more than 50 chemistry and BMB (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) majors each year. We offer ACS certified degrees and our lectures and labs class sizes are typically no more than 30 and 20 students, respectively. The University is ideally situated in the Richmond metropolitan area, which has a population of over 1.2 million people, a robust art, theater, and restaurant scene, and the extensive James River park system.

Applicants should apply online at and submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and teaching statement.  The teaching statement should articulate the candidate’s teaching philosophy, interests, and future professional development goals as well as involvement in and commitment to inclusive pedagogy. In addition, please include copies of academic transcripts and the names of three references who will receive an email asking them to submit their reference letters to the University's Human Resources department. Review of applications will commence January 5, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body and to being an inclusive community.  We strongly encourage applications from candidates who will contribute to these goals. For more information on the department and its programs, see Questions about the search should be addressed to Kristine Nolin at