Assistant or Associate Professor of Chemistry

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Recruitment Plan


Posting Number: F001378 Academic Title: Assistant or Associate Professor of Chemistry Rank: Associate Professor, Assistant Professor Administrative Title: Discipline Physical Sciences Specialty: Organic Chemistry Contract Type: With Tenure, Tenure Track Required Licenses/Certifications and other Specific Requirements: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Proposed Start Date: 08/01/2019 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Position Description Summary:

The Department of Chemistry at the George Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Chemistry beginning as early as Fall 2019 in Organic Materials Chemistry. The search, which is pending final budgetary approval, is open to all areas of organic materials chemistry, including polymers, “soft” or biodegradable materials and ionic liquids. Applications of organic materials for energy/environmental needs, green chemistry or biomedical systems and that complement the existing strengths of the department are of particular interest.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

Successful Assistant Professor candidates are expected to develop a highly active, funded research program. Successful candidates at the Associate Professor level are expected to demonstrate a substantial record of scholarly achievement and national reputation in the field of their specialty and possess active funding. The successful candidate is expected to advance the vision of the University and the Department as a leading global research University and is expected to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level.

Minimum Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications for Assistant or Associate Rank: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or Doctoral degree in Chemistry or a related field by the date of appointment.

Advertised Salary: Other Benefits: Other Information:

In addition to offering B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry, our dynamic faculty of 16 has cooperative programs with the George Washington University Medical Center (The Cancer Institute [] and Neuroscience), Bioengineering and Biological Sciences (The Institute for Proteomics Technology and Applications and Bioinformatics), and Engineering and Physics (an Institute for Materials Science and Institute for Nanotechnology). Furthermore, under University leadership, the University has created several more prominent Research Institutes []. In January 2015 the Department moved into a newly constructed 250,000 ft2 Science and Engineering Hall, containing a state-of-the-art imaging suite and Class 100 nanofabrication/cleanroom facility ( The imaging instrumentation includes new SEM, TEM, FIB-SEM and Confocal Microscopes. A number of prestigious research laboratories, such as the National Institutes of Health, Naval Research Laboratory, Children’s National Medical Center, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Food and Drug Administration, all in the area, also provide unique opportunities for cooperative research programs. The University is located in downtown Washington, D.C. within a few blocks of many important institutions.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Application Procedure for Assistant or Associate Rank: Please complete an online faculty application and upload a cover letter, curriculum vita, publication list, and statements of research and teaching interests. Recommendations from at least three references should be sent by the references to [email protected]
Review of applications will begin October 22, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

Department Link: Posting Close Date: Open Until Filled: Yes Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Quick Link Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Teaching Interest
  4. Statement of Research Interest
  5. List of Publications
Optional Documents
    Posting Specific Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Will you have a Ph.D. or Doctorate in Chemistry or a closely related field by the date of appointment?
      • Yes
      • No
    2. * Do you have an established research program supported by extramural funding?
      • Yes
      • No




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    Posted: 1/8/2019
    Application Due: 2/25/2019
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