The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Old Dominion University invites applications for tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in the areas of synthetic organic, synthetic inorganic, and synthetic polymer chemistry starting July 2020 or December 2020.  Preference will be given to applicants with interests in biochemically related applications and applications related to nano-materials or catalysis.  Successful candidates are expected to establish a funded and nationally recognized research program. Individuals selected for a position will join a growing department with a record of successful funding (NSF, NIH, USDA) that will occupy a new research and teaching facility (a $77 million 110,000 sq.ft. Chemistry and Biochemistry building) in Fall 2020. In order to attract the most qualified applicants for this research expansion, generous start-up packages with unprecedented assigned research space are being offered.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in chemistry with a specialization in synthetic chemistry. Postdoctoral experience is strongly encouraged. Applications from women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged.

ODU and the College of Sciences are committed to inclusive excellence, recognizing that diversity enhances and enriches our educational mission, employment experience, and community engagement. We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and/or service experiences have prepared them to fulfill our commitment to inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Old Dominion University serves approximately 24,000 undergraduate and graduate students at its Norfolk Virginia campus which is located in Hampton Roads where the Chesapeake Bay meets the beautiful beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. With over 1.6 million residents, Hampton Roads is the largest population center in the state of Virginia with access to a large array of both urban and outdoor activities https://www.virginia.org/Regions/HamptonRoads.

For more information about the Department, please visit https://www.odu.edu/chemistry.

Candidates must submit a cover letter explaining their interest in the position; a curriculum vitae; description of research plans and startup funding requirements; a statement of teaching interests and philosophy; and contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2019, and will continue until the positions are filled. Applicants can apply at:  http://jobs.odu.edu/postings/10617 . For more information, please contact: Department Chair, John Cooper at (757) 683-3807 or Department Associate Chair, Craig Bayse at (757) 683-7083.