Faculty Position in Polymer Synthesis

VIrginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia
September 14 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Virginia Tech



The Department of Chemistry invites applications for an open-rank tenure-track or tenured faculty position in synthetic polymer chemistry with an intended start date of fall 2019 (TR0180110). Candidates with an emphasis in any area of modern polymer synthesis are encouraged to apply. Appointments will be made at a rank commensurate with the appointee's experience.

The successful candidate must establish or have established an independent, innovative, and internationally recognized research program and be an effective teacher in graduate and undergraduate courses. A Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely related field is required; the degree is required at the time of appointment. Occasional travel to attend professional meeting and conference are required, and University policy requires a criminal background check. For more senior applicants, an outstanding reputation in the field is a prime requirement. Applicants must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vita (CV), a description of research efforts and/or plans (not to exceed five pages), and a statement of teaching philosophy and plans (not to exceed two pages). Applicants should include a list of three references in their cover letter or CV. Once the search committee has determined the short list of candidates, letters of recommendation will be requested.

All materials should be submitted at www.jobs.vt.edu under the appropriate posting number TR0180110.

The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to engage in transdisciplinary research, curriculum, and/or outreach initiatives with other university faculty working in the Economical and Sustainable Materials Strategic Growth Area. Work in this area embraces a focus on transdisciplinary approaches to addressing critical scientific materials challenges related to health, energy, environment, and resilient infrastructure. Demonstrated experience with interdisciplinary teaching and/or research in areas that align with Virginia Tech's university-wide, multi-disciplinary focus on economical and sustainable materials is preferred.


The Search Committee Chair is available to address any specific questions related to the position:

Professor John B. Matson

Search Committee Chair

Department of Chemistry

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061



Review of applications will begin October 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. For further information about the position and the Department of Chemistry, visit http://www.chem.vt.edu.


Diversity and Inclusion are core values at Virginia Tech and within the Chemistry Department, as demonstrated by our commitment to the Virginia Tech Principles of Community (https://www.inclusive.vt.edu/Initiatives/vtpoc0.html). Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these Principles.


Virginia Tech is an AA/EEO employer and applications from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

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