Overview

The C. Eugene Bennett Department of Chemistry at West Virginia University invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position beginning August 2019, in organic or inorganic chemistry, broadly defined.

The Department consists of 16 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 9 teaching faculty, and about 80 graduate students, organized around traditional and cross-cutting research areas. A complete list of current research interests and further information regarding undergraduate and graduate programs can be found at the Department website: https://chemistry.wvu.edu/
WVU, located in Morgantown, is a comprehensive land grant university enrolling about 30,000 students in over 100 degree programs. Our Carnegie Classification is “Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity.” Morgantown is within easy driving distance of Pittsburgh, Washington, DC, and Baltimore, and has received numerous ratings as one of the best small cities in the U.S. because of its good schools, excellent health care, low unemployment rate, low crime rate, and abundant recreational opportunities. We welcome the opportunity to work with candidates to identify suitable employment opportunities for spouses or partners.

Skills:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or medicinal chemistry. The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous and externally funded research program in an area of organic or inorganic chemistry that is complementary to existing research efforts in the department. Research activities at the interface of the biological sciences or catalysis and the ability to establish cross-disciplinary collaborations will be considered as an important asset. The successful applicant will also be expected to excel in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, including in at least one of the traditional subdisciplinary areas of chemistry as identified by the American Chemical Society: Analytical, Biochemistry, Inorganic, Organic, and Physical Chemistry.

To apply, upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae with a list of publications, a succinct outline of future research plans, and a one page teaching statement. In addition, arrange for 3 letters of reference to be sent electronically to ChemistrySearch@mail.wvu.edu. Review of completed applications will begin on October 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions should be directed to Jessica.Hoover@mail.wvu.edu.