Assistant Professor

Richmond, Virginia
Dependent upon Experience
Aug 28, 2017
Oct 27, 2017
Field of specialization
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Chemistry at Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications for two tenure-eligible, Assistant Professor Positions in Synthetic Organic Chemistry to begin in fall 2018. These hires are part of the Chemistry Department Partnership with the Pharmaceutical Engineering Initiative at VCU. The candidates are expected to develop and maintain a funded, nationally recognized research program in Organic Chemistry. Teaching will primarily be in undergraduate and graduate courses in Organic Chemistry. The candidate’s research interests should complement those of existing faculty. Those candidates with organic chemistry interests especially advanced organic synthesis, natural product synthesis, parallel/automated synthesis, and flow chemistry are particularly encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. in chemistry is required and post-doctoral experience is strongly encouraged. Well qualified candidates at higher ranks may be considered, contingent on funding availability.

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 Matthew Hartman, Search Committee Chair, at for any questions about the position.

Virginia Commonwealth University enrolls about 32,000 students, including nearly 8,500 ethnic minorities. The University seeks to attract an active, culturally diverse faculty of the highest caliber. The Chemistry Department of Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to the dual mission of teaching and research at the bachelor, master and doctoral levels. In teaching, the purpose is to provide high quality education in chemistry to undergraduate as well as graduate students, in preparation for professional careers at all levels. In research, the goals are to advance the science of chemistry, to keep faculty on the forefront of the field, and to maintain an educational program consistent with the latest technology and development of the discipline. Service to the chemical profession is also an important aspect of the department`s activities.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, political affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or disability.