Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Positions

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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Oct 9, 2021

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at James Madison University invites applications for a cohort hire to begin in Fall 2022. Positions for both renewable lecturer and tenure-track faculty at the Assistant or Associate level are available. Area of chemistry is open. Our department currently serves about 3000 undergraduate students each year. We offer a wide variety of courses for chemistry majors, other STEM majors, general education, and pre-health professional students. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is actively committed to increasing the success of all of our students, increasing the diversity of our faculty and students, and creating and sustaining a more inclusive work and learning environment.


The JMU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is committed to excellence in undergraduate education, to active student participation in research, and to mentoring students to help them reach their personal and professional goals. With 25 full-time faculty members, the department offers ACS certified degrees, teaches courses in all major areas of chemistry, and has established programs in materials chemistry, biophysical chemistry, environmental chemistry, and nuclear science. The department houses modern laboratories, computer facilities, and over $9.5 million in state-of-the-art instrumentation (  More information about the department can be found at


For the renewable lecturer positions, an M.S. in Chemistry with at least 18 hours of graduate coursework or a Ph.D. in Chemistry or related field is required. Teaching responsibilities include introductory and lower division courses and laboratories. Lecturers have service and research expectations in addition to their primary teaching load.


For the tenure-track positions, a Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related field and a postdoctoral appointment or equivalent experience are required. Teaching responsibilities include introductory and upper division courses and laboratories. Establishing an externally funded undergraduate research program is expected. Successful candidates will mentor undergraduates in research during the academic year and summer.


For the initial review, all candidates will complete an application and attach a cover letter and curriculum vitae. The cover letter must indicate the type of position sought (lecturer or tenure-track), address the candidate’s qualifications for the position, and include examples of their commitment to contributing to an equitable and inclusive environment. Applicants for the lecturer position should briefly describe their potential to teach undergraduates primarily in lower division chemistry classes and laboratories. Applicants for the tenure track position should briefly describe their research interests and the role that undergraduates will play. Cover letters should be 3 pages or less.


Candidates will be asked to submit the names of three references. References will not be contacted until later in the review process.


After initial review, selected candidates will be asked to submit a detailed teaching and diversity statement. Tenure track candidates will also submit a research statement.


To apply for renewable term faculty, go to or go to and reference posting number F1683. To apply for tenure track faculty, go to or go to and reference posting number F1684. Applicants must apply to each position for which they would like to be considered via JobLink. Review of applications will begin October 4, 2021.


James Madison University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.



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