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Teaching Faculty of Chemistry - 000909

University of Richmond
USA, Richmond, Virginia

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Teaching Faculty of Chemistry - 000909

The University of Richmond Department of Chemistry invites applications for the position of Teaching Faculty of Chemistry with primary responsibilities in organic chemistry to begin August 2024.

This is a continuing 9-month, non-tenure-track position. Applicants must have a doctoral degree in organic chemistry or similar field prior to the start date and experience teaching undergraduates. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching across the introductory curriculum, including a knowledge of pedagogical trends and practices for sustaining an innovative program in chemistry. This faculty member is expected to teach a total of eight lecture and/or lab sections each academic year, focusing primarily on the organic chemistry sequence. This position may also contribute to our General Chemistry courses, including our SMART interdisciplinary course. In addition to teaching-related duties, academic advising and service on department and/or university committees is expected.

The chemistry department offers a vibrant program that equips students with hands-on experimental chemistry skills for success in many areas of employment, graduate and professional school, and other post-graduation opportunities. The department aims to make chemistry accessible to all students and seeks colleagues who share these goals of broadening access to STEM disciplines in general, and chemistry in particular.

The University of Richmond is a private university located just a short drive from downtown Richmond, Virginia. Through its five schools and wide array of campus programming, the University combines the best qualities of a small liberal arts college and a large university. With approximately 4,000 students, an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, and more than 90% of traditional undergraduate students living on campus, the University is remarkably student-centered, focused on preparing students "to live lives of purpose, thoughtful inquiry, and responsible leadership in a global and pluralistic society."

The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. Our academic community strongly encourages applications that are in keeping with this commitment. For more information on the department of chemistry and its programs, please see

Applicants should apply online at and submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and a teaching statement not exceeding two pages. In the teaching statement, candidates should include their experience teaching and mentoring a diverse and inclusive community of undergraduates. Candidates should provide the names and contact information of three references who may be asked, at a later date, to submit letters of recommendation. Review of applications will commence March 4, 2024, and continue until the position is filled.


Working at University of Richmond

Founded in 1830, the University of Richmond is one of America's premier private universities. The University blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. A nationally ranked liberal arts university, Richmond offers a unique combination of undergraduate and graduate programs through its schools of arts and sciencesbusinessleadership studieslaw, and continuing studies. The 350-acre suburban campus, including a 10-acre lake, is consistently cited by The Princeton Review as one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation.

With approximately 3,000 undergraduate students, Richmond offers 55 majors, 42 minors, and 12 concentrations at the bachelor's level. Graduate students can choose from six master's degrees programs, an MBA program, a juris doctorate, and six dual-degree programs in law. Continuing studies options include programs at the associate, bachelor, and master levels, in addition to numerous non-credit offerings.

Richmond faculty members are outstanding leaders in their fields. Of the 312 full-time faculty at the University, 98 percent hold doctorate or terminal degrees. Richmond has a student-faculty ratio of 9:1, with zero classes taught by teaching assistants. Our faculty members are in the classrooms and the labs, working closely with students to maximize their educational experiences.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Richmond one of the best liberal arts universities in the nation and in the top 35 for undergraduate research. BusinessWeek ranked The Robins School of Business in the top 20 nationally and fourth for academic quality, as well as among the top 15 part-time MBA programs. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine named Richmond in the top 25 for best value among private colleges and universities

As locals like to say, Richmond is "easy to love" because of its rich history, stunning architecture, natural beauty and quality of life. It's been named one of the top cities in which to live and work by numerous national sources, including Forbes magazine. As the capital of Virginia, Richmond is home to the state legislature, a growing number of Fortune 500 companies and industries ranging from finance to agriculture. In fact, Forbes also recently ranked Richmond as the sixth best city to get a job in the U.S. Nearly one million people live in the Greater Richmond region and enjoy an array of cultural opportunities including 35 museums; numerous theatre companies; a symphony, a ballet and an opera; a thriving public forum; three professional, minor-league sports teams; a coliseum for major concerts and sporting events; and much more. Located just 100 miles south of Washington, D.C., Richmond is only 90 minutes from Virginia's beaches and 90 minutes from the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains.

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success.  In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE

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