Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Analytical Chemistry

Morgantown, Monongalia County
Jul 07, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
The C. Eugene Bennett Department of Chemistry at West Virginia University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 2015. The position is funded at the rank of Assistant Professor but, pending the availability of funding, the appointment could be made at the rank of Associate Professor, and therefore applications from both junior and relatively senior candidates are welcome. The Department seeks applicants committed to the development of an independent research program in Analytical Chemistry that strengthens existing environmental and bioanalytical research efforts in the Department and University. The new faculty member's research should connect with the University's investment in strategic "Mountains of Excellence" areas such as stewardship of water resources and addressing health disparities in Appalachia. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in chemistry or biochemistry. A year of postdoctoral research experience is highly desirable. Applicants should be committed to excellence in teaching with the ability to teach proficiently in any of the current areas of Analytical Chemistry at both the undergraduate (Quantitative Analytical & Instrumental Analysis) and the graduate level. Excellence in teaching, the development of a vigorous and externally funded research program, and collaboration in research with faculty at the University will be expected. The WVU Chemistry Department consists of 23 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 8 teaching faculty, and 80 graduate students. The department has four divisions representing the traditionally defined areas of chemistry: Analytical, Inorganic, Organic and Physical. Current research interests include structural characterization of proteins and peptides, microfluidics, fuel cells, chemical separations, synthesis of novel inorganic and organic molecules and systems, chemical reactivity and catalysis, toxicology, disease-related protein aggregation, heavy metals in the environment, chaotic and nonlinear systems, surface characterization, chemical education and class room technology, computational biochemistry, forensic science and molecular spectroscopy. WVU is a Research-High Activity university located within 1 ½ hours of Pittsburgh and 3 ½ hours of the Washington/Baltimore area and was recently named one of the top 20 places to work in academia by the Scientist magazine. Morgantown has been recognized as one of the most livable small cities in the U.S. There are extensive recreational opportunities, affordable housing, and a supportive environment to develop a visible and productive career. The Department website http://chemistry.wvu.edu/ contains further information regarding research and undergraduate and graduate programs. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a description of specific research plans, a detailed start-up budget, and a statement of teaching philosophy, and should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent. All application materials should be submitted electronically to: ChemistryFacultyApplications@mail.wvu.edu. Please direct inquiries to the Search Committee Chair at Harry.Finklea@mail.wvu.edu. Review of completed applications will begin on November 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. WVU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The university is committed to diversity and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.