Faculty Position in Polymer Chemistry

Blacksburg, Virginia
Not specified
September 07 2021
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Full Time
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Faculty Position in Polymer Chemistry
Virginia Tech


The Department of Chemistry at Virginia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in polymer chemistry (physical or synthetic) with an intended start date of Fall 2022 (posting #517191). Candidates with a research emphasis in any area of contemporary polymer chemistry (broadly defined) are encouraged to apply.  This position offers an exemplary departmental culture of collegial partnership dedicated to empowering the academic success of junior faculty as independent scholars and internationally recognized leaders. In addition, this position offers extensive collaborative opportunities within a university-wide network of researchers in the Macromolecules Innovation Institute engaged in cutting-edge research in areas spanning energy and the environment, sustainable polymers, functional polymer architectures, polymers in biology and medicine, engineering polymers, nanostructured materials and interfaces, among others.

The successful candidate must establish 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. Applicants must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vita (CV), a description of research efforts and/or plans, and a statement of teaching philosophy and plans. These application materials should be submitted at www.jobs.vt.edu under the appropriate posting number (noted above).  In addition, applicants must arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to polymer_search@vt.edu .

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

Professor Robert B. Moore

Search Committee Chair

Director, Macromolecules Innovation Institute

Department of Chemistry

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061



Review of applications will begin October 4, 2021 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.