Teaching Assistant Professor – General Chemistry - 15413

Morgantown, West Virginia
Not Specified
Oct 01, 2020
Nov 27, 2020
Field of specialization
Education, General / Technical
Work Function
Job Type
Full time


The C. Eugene Bennett Department of Chemistry at West Virginia University invites applications for a Teaching Assistant Professor position beginning in August 2021. The primary responsibility is teaching large-lecture sections of undergraduate chemistry courses and supervising the associated laboratory sections.  The successful candidate can also expect to teach advanced undergraduate courses in their area of specialization, based upon departmental needs. The position  requires service to the department, college, and university. This is a 9-month, full-time, non-tenure track position with full benefits and the opportunity for promotion. Teaching Assistant Professor appointments have renewable terms of up to three years, with no limit on the number of terms.

The Department consists of 17 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 7 teaching faculty, and about 80 graduate students, organized around traditional and cross-cutting research areas. Further information be found at the Department website: https://chemistry.wvu.edu/

WVU, located in Morgantown, is a comprehensive land grant university enrolling about 29,000 students in over 100 degree programs.  Our Carnegie Classification is R1 - Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity.  Morgantown is within easy driving distance of Pittsburgh, Washington, DC, and Baltimore, and has received numerous ratings as one of the best small cities in the U.S. because of its good schools, excellent health care, low unemployment rate, low crime rate, and abundant recreational opportunities.  


The position requires a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in chemistry or a related field from an accredited institution, ability for excellent teaching in undergraduate courses in general chemistry, a commitment to student-centered learning, ability in course and laboratory development, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and a willingness to use instructional technologies.

To apply, please visit https://careers.wvu.edu and navigate to the position title listed above. Upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and teaching philosophy, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent by email to ECAS-Chemistry-TAPSearch@mail.wvu.edu. The recommendation letters should address the candidate’s teaching potential. Review of completed applications will begin on November 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. West Virginia University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.