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Teaching Faculty

Chemistry Department, University of Richmond
Richmond, Virginia
Salary commensurate with experience plus benefits
Closing date
Mar 8, 2024

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The University of Richmond Department of Chemistry invites applications for the position of Teaching Faculty of Chemistry with primary responsibilities in organic chemistry to begin August 2024.

This is a continuing 9-month, non-tenure-track position. Applicants must have a doctoral degree in organic chemistry or similar field prior to the start date and experience teaching undergraduates. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching across the introductory curriculum, including a knowledge of pedagogical trends and practices for sustaining an innovative program in chemistry. This faculty member is expected to teach a total of eight lecture and/or lab sections each academic year, focusing primarily on the organic chemistry sequence. This position may also contribute to our General Chemistry courses, including our SMART interdisciplinary course. In addition to teaching-related duties, academic advising and service on department and/or university committees is expected.

The chemistry department offers a vibrant program that equips students with hands-on experimental chemistry skills for success in many areas of employment, graduate and professional school, and other post-graduation opportunities. The department aims to make chemistry accessible to all students and seeks colleagues who share these goals of broadening access to STEM disciplines in general, and chemistry in particular.

The University of Richmond is a private university located just a short drive from downtown Richmond, Virginia. Through its five schools and wide array of campus programming, the University combines the best qualities of a small liberal arts college and a large university. With approximately 4,000 students, an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, and more than 90% of traditional undergraduate students living on campus, the University is remarkably student-centered, focused on preparing students “to live lives of purpose, thoughtful inquiry, and responsible leadership in a global and pluralistic society.”

The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. Our academic community strongly encourages applications that are in keeping with this commitment. For more information on the department of chemistry and its programs, please see

Applicants should apply online at and submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and teaching statement not exceeding two pages. In the teaching statement, candidates should include their experience teaching and mentoring a diverse and inclusive community of undergraduates. Candidates should provide the names and contact information of three references who may be asked, at a later date, to submit letters of recommendation. Review of applications will commence February 29, 2024, and continue until the position is filled.



The University of Richmond blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. A nationally ranked private liberal arts university with roughly 3,000 undergraduates, Richmond offers a unique combination of programs through its schools of Arts and Sciences, Business, Leadership Studies, Law, and Continuing and Professional Studies. Our science and math departments offer solid classroom and teaching laboratory experiences along with extensive opportunities for undergraduate research. In summer 2015, over 65 undergraduates performed research with UR Chemistry faculty members, of whom 67 percent were funded internally and 36 percent were funded with external grants (NSF, NIH, Research Corporation, Dreyfus Foundation, ACS-PRF, HHMI, Beckman, etc). The latest in modern instrumentation supports this work, including 300 & 500 MHz NMRs and QTOF and MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometers, as well as CD, ITC and DSC. The teaching load for the Visiting Faculty Position is seven or eight courses per year (three or four each semester), with lecture and laboratory sections each counting as one teaching unit. Introductory lecture and lab enrollments are typically around 30 and 20 students, respectively; lower enrollments are often present in upper-level lectures and labs. The Chemistry Department is ACS-accredited and offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in Chemistry. Jointly with the Biology department, we also offer B.A. and B.S. degrees in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (BMB). We graduate roughly 15-20 Chemistry Majors and 30-35 BMB majors each year. For more information, see:

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