Faculty Position in Organic Chemistry

Virginia Tech -- Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Blacksburg, Virginia
Depends on Experience
Aug 30, 2017
Sep 29, 2017
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Faculty Position in Organic Chemistry

Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in organic chemistry in its Blacksburg, VA campus. Candidates with strong expertise in the drug discovery area, with a focus on chemical neuroscience, chemical biology, bioorganic chemistry, synthetic method development, and natural products are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate is expected to participate in the VT Center for Drug Discovery (http://www.vtcdd.science.vt.edu/) and the Virginia Drug Discovery Consortium (http://vaddc.org/), which are University- and State-wide drug discovery initiatives. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty across the university on the Adaptive Brain and Behavior Destination Area (http://provost.vt.edu/destination-areas.html). A Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely related field is required; the degree is required at the time of appointment. The successful candidate must establish an internationally recognized research program and be an effective teacher in graduate and undergraduate courses.

Applicants must submit application materials online at http://www.jobs.vt.edu in response to posting TR0170102. Application materials include a curriculum vitae, a description of research plans (not to exceed five pages), a statement of teaching philosophy and plans (not to exceed two pages), and three letters of recommendation. The Search Committee Chair is available to address any specific questions related to the position: Professor Webster L. Santos, Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry, Virginia Tech, 900 West Campus Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24061; santosw@vt.edu.

Review of applications will begin October 16, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
For further information about the position and the Department of Chemistry, visit http://www.chem.vt.edu.

Virginia Tech is an AA/EEO employer and applications from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Occasional travel to attend professional meeting and conferences are required, and University policy requires a criminal background check.

Direct all general questions about the position to chem.jobs@vt.edu, with the job posting # included in the subject heading.