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Assistant Professor

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Work type: Teaching & Research Faculty
Senior management: College of Science
Department: Chemistry
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories: Instructional / Teaching Faculty, Research / Scientific

Job Description

The Department of Chemistry at Virginia Tech invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level in organic chemistry with expertise in synthetic methodology, medicinal chemistry, and/or catalysis, with an intended start date of Fall 2024.

Potential candidates must have a Ph.D. in chemistry or a closely related field (by appointment start date), establish an internationally recognized research program, be an effective teacher in graduate and undergraduate courses, and have a commitment to developing a culturally diverse educational environment. The Department of Chemistry is committed to building an inclusive community of chemists through programs and activities that are woven into the department’s research, teaching, and outreach efforts. We welcome applications from diverse, underrepresented candidates.

Applicants must submit application materials online at in response to job number 526626. Application materials include a cover letter, curriculum vita, a description of research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy (not to exceed two pages), and inclusive excellence statement (not to exceed two pages). The statement of inclusive excellence should communicate a commitment to diversity and inclusion as evidenced by any previous activities or future plans aimed at expanding diversity and/or mentoring of underrepresented groups, and how the applicant will further Virginia Tech’s commitment to build a culturally diverse educational environment (

We ask that candidates anonymize their research and teaching statements. To do so, please remove all instances of names, previous/current research groups, and institutions.

Applicants should arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be submitted to receive full consideration. Review of applications will begin October 2, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

For any questions specifically related to the position, please contact Webster Santos, Search Committee Chair, at

For further information about the position and the Department of Chemistry, please visit

Required Qualifications

- Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely related field is required; the degree is required at the time of appointment.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience 

Review Date


Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

Position requires occasional travel to attend conferences and meetings.  

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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