Chemical Biology Position
The Department of Chemistry at Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications for a tenure-track position in the broad area of Chemical Biology to begin in fall 2013, contingent upon funding. The position is at the Assistant Professor level, but outstanding candidates with established records of research funding will be considered for higher-level appointments. A Ph.D. in chemistry or related field is required, and post-doctoral experience is preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in chemistry and biochemistry. The faculty member will be required to have an established, nationally recognized research agenda and a clear potential for external funding, as appropriate, and potential for scholarship to complement and expand existing expertise in the department and contribute to a new, interdisciplinary cross-campus Ph.D. program in Chemical Biology. Evidence of success as an independent investigator is highly desirable. An outstanding candidate considered at the Associate Professor level will be required to have a well developed scholarly/research portfolio with evidence of multi-disciplinary applications and external funding appropriate to complement and expand existing expertise in the department. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment and commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU required.
A curriculum vitae, a description of proposed research, an estimate of start-up costs, a statement of teaching interests, and three letters of recommendation should be sent to: Chair of the Chemical Biology Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, P. O. Box 842006, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23284-2006 or electronically at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately. Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.