Assistant Professor Analytical Chemistry

Posted Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The Department of Chemistry at the Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA, seeks to fill a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to start August 1st, 2018.  A Ph.D. in chemistry is required.  Applicants with a Ph.D. in a closely related field such as materials science will also be considered.  Applicants must have a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. Primary teaching responsibilities will be instrumental analysis and general chemistry. The new faculty member will develop an undergraduate research program in analytical chemistry or a related field. Startup funds will accompany research laboratory space in our fully-renovated (2013) facility.

The VMI Chemistry Department has seven tenure-track professors and two technicians, offers the ACS-certified degree in chemistry, and is well-equipped with modern instrumentation (e.g. Rigaku Mini single crystal X-ray diffractometer, differential scanning calorimeter, 400 MHz NMR, rotating-ring disk electrochemical setup, GC/MS, drybox).  The VMI Chemistry Department invites you to explore our website for additional information:

VMI is an all undergraduate military college that is consistently ranked as a top public liberal arts college. All 1700 students live on campus and about 50% commission in the US Armed Forces. Faculty wear uniforms but no prior service is required.  It is located in the southern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Lexington, population 7,000, is also home to Washington and Lee University and offers a stimulating cultural atmosphere in a pleasant, rural setting. 

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Required application materials include: CV, statement of teaching philosophy, research plan, transcripts and three recommendation letters. If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Dan McCain:  Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. 

In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, VMI encourages women, minorities, disabled individuals and veterans to apply.

Professor Dan McCain

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