Jobs in the Department of Chemistry
TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR POSITION IN INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
The C. Eugene Bennett Department of Chemistry at West Virginia University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 2014. The Department seeks applicants committed to the development of an independent research program in Inorganic Chemistry that complements on-going research efforts in the department. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in chemistry. A year of postdoctoral research experience is highly desirable. Applicants should be able to teach in the area of Inorganic Chemistry. Excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, the development of a vigorous and externally funded research program, and collaboration in research with faculty at the University will be expected. The WVU Chemistry Department consists of 22 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 8 teaching faculty, and 80 graduate students. The department has four divisions representing the traditionally defined areas of chemistry: Analytical, Inorganic, Organic and Physical. Current research interests include structural characterization of proteins and peptides, micro-fluidics, fuel cells, chemical separations, synthesis of novel inorganic and organic molecules and systems, chemical reactivity and catalysis, toxicology, disease-related protein aggregation, heavy metals in the environment, chaotic and nonlinear systems, surface characterization, chemical education and class room technology, computational biochemistry, forensic science and molecular spectroscopy. WVU is a Research-High Activity university located within 1 ½ hours of Pittsburgh and 3 ½ hours of the Washington/Baltimore area and was recently named one of the top 20 places to work in academia by the Scientist magazine. Morgantown has been recognized as one of the most livable small cities in the U.S. There are extensive recreational opportunities, affordable housing, and a supportive environment to develop a visible and productive career. This Department website contains further information regarding research and undergraduate and graduate programs. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a description of specific research plans, a detailed start-up budget, and a statement of teaching philosophy and should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Inorganic Faculty Search Committee, C. Eugene Bennett Department of Chemistry, West Virginia University, PO Box 6045, Morgantown, WV, 26506-6045. Direct inquiries to Alan Stolzenberg, Search Committee Chair at InorganicSearch@mail.wvu.edu. Review of completed applications will begin on November 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. West Virginia University is strongly committed to diversity and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals. WVU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and a recipient of an NSF Advance Award for Gender equity.
TEACHING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR AT WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY (TWO POSITIONS)
The C. Eugene Bennett Department of Chemistry at West Virginia University invites applications for Teaching Assistant Professor, beginning August 16, 2014. Successful applicants will participate, in teaching and development of the general and preparatory chemistry programs. These are nine-month renewable appointments and include full benefits. Teaching Assistant Professors at WVU are eligible for promotion; however, promotion to senior ranks is not a requirement for institutional commitment and career stability. There is potential for summer teaching at additional compensation.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical Education, or related field. Applicants must be committed to active learning and a student-centered orientation, have an interest in course development, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and be willing to use instructional and web-based technologies. Potential for and commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level is required. Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with colleagues is a must. General and preparatory chemistry teaching experience, especially in a large lecture environment, is desirable. Offer of employment is contingent upon ability to provide satisfactory documentation at the time of application verifying eligibility to work for West Virginia University in the above-mentioned position.
Applicants must submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a description of teaching philosophy, and arrange for three letters of recommendation addressing the applicant’s teaching capability. Please include teaching evaluations, as available. Apply via email with attached documents to Chem-Teaching-Search@mail.wvu.edu. Direct inquiries may be addressed to Betsy Ratcliff at the same address. Review of completed applications will continue until the position is filled, with priority given to applications received by January 10, 2014. West Virginia University has an active NSF ADVANCE gender equity program, and is committed to an inclusive campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers. West Virginia University is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and protected class individuals are encouraged to apply.