Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry - F1020

James Madison University
Harrisonburg, Virginia
Commensurate with experience
Aug 29, 2017
Sep 28, 2017
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at James Madison University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in organic chemistry to begin August 2018. Teaching responsibilities include introductory and upper division courses and laboratories. Specifically, successful candidates will be able to teach introductory and upper level organic chemistry, general chemistry, and inquiry based laboratories using modern synthesis and characterization techniques. Establishing an externally funded research program involving undergraduates is expected. Depending on their area of expertise, candidates may also contribute to the already established materials chemistry minor or the biophysical chemistry major. Successful candidates will also mentor undergraduates in research during the academic year and contribute to the existing NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program during the summer. A Ph.D. is required and postdoctoral experience is highly recommended.


James Madison University is a public university of 20,000 students nestled in the Appalachian Mountains in Harrisonburg, VA. The JMU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is committed to excellence in undergraduate education, to active student participation in research and to counseling students to help them reach their personal and professional goals. With 25 full-time faculty members, the department offers courses in all major areas of chemistry and ACS certified degrees in chemistry, with optional concentrations in chemistry, biochemistry, materials chemistry and chemical education. The department offers modern laboratories, instrumentation and computer facilities. Over $8.3 million in state-of-the-art instrumentation includes NMR spectrometers (300, 400, and 600 MHz), multiple LCMS systems, a powder X-ray diffractometer, a laser laboratory and a microscopy facility. For further information about the department, please see the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry website:


To apply go to and reference posting number F1020. Review of applications will begin October 2, 2017. Salary is commensurate with experience. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.


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