Visiting Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry

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Position Description

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Washington and Lee University seeks to fill a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor position to teach Organic Chemistry and the associated lab. The position is for one year.  The position starts in August 2019 and requires a Ph.D. in Chemistry (or ABD Ph.D.); teaching experience is highly desirable. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching a 6.0 course load, which includes: teaching a two-semester organic chemistry sequence and the accompanying labs. There is the possibility of having some resources to engage students with undergraduate research. In keeping with the goals of the W&L Strategic Plan, we seek candidates who can effectively mentor underrepresented minority students.

Diversity is a core value of the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry. We believe that the educational environment is enhanced when people with diverse backgrounds and ideas come together to learn. Women and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Washington and Lee University is a highly selective, independent, co-educational, liberal arts college of approximately 1850 undergraduate students located in Lexington, VA, three hours southwest of Washington, DC. W&L is consistently ranked among the top 12 national liberal arts colleges. The Department has ACS-certified programs in both chemistry and biochemistry.


Ph.D. in Chemistry (or ABD Ph.D.); teaching experience is highly desirable. Ability to teach a two-semester organic chemistry sequence and the accompanying labs.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit the following materials: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, a two-page statement of teaching philosophy, and the contact information for the writers of three letters of recommendation. Letter writers will contribute their materials directly to Interfolio. To submit applications online, visit: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. If you have questions about the position, please contact Dr. Erich Uffelman, Department Head, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, [email protected].

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue. 




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Posted: 7/11/2019
Application Due: 8/13/2019
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