The Department of Chemistry at the Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA, seeks to fill two tenure-track appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor: one in the area of inorganic chemistry and one in the area of analytical chemistry. Appointment dates are to start 1 August 2020, with one position having the option of starting 1 January 2020. Experience in bioanalytical, bioinorganic and/or biochemistry is desirable but not required. A Ph.D. in Chemistry is required 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 or inorganic 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. The reference letters and inquiries are to be sent to Professor Dan Harrison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application portal will close on September 20th and review will begin immediately thereafter.
About Virginia Military Institute
Virginia Military Institute operates under the philosophy that the measure of a college lies in the quality and performance of its graduates and their contributions to society. Therefore, it is the mission of the Virginia Military Institute to produce educated, honorable men and women, prepared for the varied work of civil life, imbued with love of learning, confident in the functions and attitudes of leadership, possessing a high sense of public service, advocates of the American democracy and free enterprise system, and ready as citizen-soldiers to defend their country in time of national peril. To accomplish this result, Virginia Military Institute shall provide to qualified young men and women undergraduate education of highest quality embracing engineering, science, and the arts conducted in and facilitated by the unique VMI system of military discipline.