Open Rank, Tenure-track Position in Theoretical/Computational or Experimental Physical Chemistry

Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia
not specified
Oct 16, 2019
Dec 15, 2019
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Open Rank, Tenure-track Position in Theoretical/Computational
or Experimental Physical Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications for a tenure-track, open rank position in Physical Chemistry to begin in fall 2020. 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. Those candidates with theoretical/computational chemistry interests especially in biophysical chemistry and nanoscience as applied to biology and medicine are encouraged to apply.

A Ph.D. in chemistry is required, and post-doctoral experience is strongly encouraged. Applicants at all levels of professor rank will be considered. Candidates at the Associate and Full Professor ranks must have a well-developed research portfolio with evidence of multi-disciplinary applications and external funding. Candidates must also have demonstrated experience working in or fostering a diverse environment. Candidates need to submit (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a document containing detailed research proposals, teaching plans and philosophy, and an estimate of start-up costs to In addition, the names, with contact information, 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 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’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. In teaching, our 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, our 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.