Open Rank Professor - Physical Chemistry

Richmond, Virginia
Dependent upon Experience
Jul 23, 2018
Sep 21, 2018
Field of specialization
Biological, Nanotechnology, Physical
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Chemistry at Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications for a tenure-eligible, Assistant Professor Position in Physical Chemistry to begin in fall 2019. Candidates are required to have an established research agenda and clear potential for extramural funding as well as potential for nationally-recognized scholarship in Physical Chemistry that complements or expands existing expertise in the Department of Chemistry. Teaching will primarily be in undergraduate and graduate courses in Physical Chemistry. Candidates with physical chemistry interests such as biophysical chemistry or nanoscience as applied to the biological and medical sciences are encouraged to apply.

A Ph.D. in chemistry is required, and post-doctoral experience is strongly encouraged. A well-qualified candidate at higher ranks may be considered, contingent on funding availability. Such a candidate must have a well-developed research portfolio with evidence of multi-disciplinary applications and external funding.


Candidates need to submit (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a document containing detailed research proposals, teaching plans and an estimate of start-up costs to In addition, names of three references must be entered into; these individuals will be asked to provide recommendation letters. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Please contact Sally Hunnicutt, Search Committee Chair, at <> for questions about the position.