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General Chemistry Laboratory Instructor

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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 a General Chemistry Laboratory Instructor, with an intended start date of Late Spring/Early Summer 2023. Teaching assignments will be in the General Chemistry Laboratory (e.g., Virginia Tech Courses - CHEM 1045/1046). Duties include preparation of course materials (including laboratory design and updating), presentation of topics, coordination of graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) involved in instruction, grading, assisting students individually, and other such activities as may be required to accomplish instruction.

Required Qualifications

- A Master’s Degree in Chemistry or a closely related field is required; the degree is required at the time of appointment.
- Candidate must be an effective teacher in undergraduate courses.

Preferred Qualifications

- Experience teaching general chemistry lab.
- Preference will be given to candidates who have a Doctoral degree in Chemistry or a related discipline.

Materials Submission

Please submit a CV, cover letter and a list of three professional references with their preferred contact information. 

Appointment Type


Review Date

January 27, 2023

Additional Information

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

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.

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