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Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Tenure Track)

Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Virginia
Closing date
Apr 15, 2023

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Field of specialization
Analytical, Environmental, Physical
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Tenure Track, F0200A1)
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry / College of Sciences
Old Dominion University

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Old Dominion University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Environmental, Analytical, or Physical Chemistry starting July or December 2023. Preference will be given for candidates whose research focuses on topics of environmental interest. Exceptional candidates will be considered at the Associate Professor level.

Successful candidates are expected to establish a funded and nationally recognized research program. Individuals selected for a position will join a growing department with a record of successful funding (NSF, NIH, USDA) in a new (2021), 110,000 square-feet research and teaching facility. In order to attract the most qualified applicants for this research expansion, generous start-up packages with exceptional assigned research space are being offered.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry with a specialization in Physical, Analytical, or Environmental Chemistry.

Preferred Qualifications: Postdoctoral experience, and applications from women and underrepresented minorities, are strongly encouraged.

ODU and the College of Sciences are committed to inclusive excellence, recognizing that diversity enhances and enriches our educational mission, employment experience, and community engagement. We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and service experiences have prepared them to fulfill our commitment to inclusion.

Old Dominion University serves approximately 24,000 undergraduate and graduate students at its Norfolk, Virginia campus, located in Hampton Roads where the Chesapeake Bay meets the beautiful beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. With over 1.6 million residents, Hampton Roads is the largest population center in Virginia with access to a large array of both urban and outdoor activities

For more information about the Department, please visit

How to Apply: Candidates must submit:
1. a cover letter explaining their interest in the position;
2. a curriculum vitae;
3. a description of research plans and startup funding requirements;
4. a statement of teaching interests and philosophy;
5. unofficial graduate transcripts; and
6. contact information for three references (the application site will solicit confidential letters of recommendation from these individuals when your application is submitted).

Review of applications will begin March 31, 2023 and will continue until the positions are filled. Applicants can apply at this link: For more information, please contact Department Chair, Craig Bayse, 757-683-4148.

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Individuals from minoritized communities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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