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Assistant Professor of Analytical/Bioanalytical Chemistry – (Tenure-Track)

Posted Sunday, September 6, 2020

The Department of Chemistry at the Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA, seeks to fill a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of analytical chemistry or bioanalytical chemistry. The ideal candidate will have bioanalytical experience and be able to teach courses in analytical, bioanalytical, and biochemistry. Appointment date is to start August 1, 2021. A Ph.D. in Chemistry is required (by August 1, 2021) and post-doctoral experience is preferred. Applicants must have a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. Primary teaching responsibilities will be general chemistry and courses in their subject area. 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-approved degree in chemistry, and is well-equipped with modern instrumentation (e.g. Rigaku Mini single crystal XRD, DSC, new (2017) 400 MHz NMR, RRDE setup, eQCM, GC/MS, drybox, CE system, UV/Vis and fluorescence plate readers, BioLogic Medium Pressure LC). 

Virginia Military Institute is a state-supported four-year undergraduate military college of liberal arts, engineering, and the sciences. 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. Faculty wear uniforms but no prior service is required. The VMI Chemistry Department invites you to explore our website for additional information: www.vmi.edu/chem.

Required application materials include: cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, research plans that include undergraduates, and letters from three references. Please combine the teaching philosophy and research plan into one document for the sake of uploading. The reference letters and inquiries are to be sent to Professor Dan McCain at mccaindf@vmi.edu

Candidates please apply online at:  Assistant Professor of Analytical/Bioanalytical Chemistry -  (Tenure Track) Job Application

Review of applications will begin September 21, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal education and employment opportunities, VMI encourages women, minorities, disabled individuals, and veterans to apply. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are also encouraged to apply. VMI will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with documented disabilities to ensure equal access and equal opportunities with regard to employment, educational opportunities, programs and services.



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