Assistant/Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry

Employer
Washington and Lee University
Location
Lexington, Virginia
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Posted
Aug 01, 2018
Closes
Sep 28, 2018
Field of specialization
Organic
Work Function
Teaching-Undergraduate
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Washington and Lee University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of organic chemistry. Candidates with expertise in polymer/materials chemistry, bioorganic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, organometallic chemistry or other relevant fields who can teach organic chemistry will also be considered. A Ph.D. is required; postdoctoral experience is strongly recommended.

Diversity is a core value of the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry. We believe that the educational environment is enhanced when people with diverse backgrounds and ideas come together to learn. Women and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching a 5.5 course load, which includes: teaching a two-semester organic chemistry sequence and the accompanying labs, and creating one advanced or non-majors course. An active research program involving undergraduates is expected; startup funds competitive with top liberal arts colleges will be provided.

The applicant should submit the following: a curriculum vitae, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, a three-page statement of research plans at an undergraduate liberal arts institution, a two-page statement of teaching philosophy, and the contact information for the writers of three letters of recommendation. To submit applications online, visit: https://apply.interfolio.com/52937. Review of applications begins immediately and will close on September 28, 2018.

If you have questions about the position, please contact Erich Uffelman, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, uffelmane@wlu.edu.

Washington and Lee University is a highly selective, independent, co-educational, liberal arts college of 1800 students located in Lexington, VA, three hours southwest of Washington, DC. W&L is consistently ranked among the top 12 national liberal arts colleges. The Department has ACS-certified programs in both chemistry and biochemistry.

Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body.