Assistant Professor

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 26, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

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, a statement of teaching philosophy and plans, and three letters of recommendation (to be checked via the Interfolio email the candidate provides for references in the application). These application materials should be submitted at under the appropriate posting number (noted above).

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

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 ( 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.

Required Qualifications

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

Appointment Type


Review Date

October 4, 2021

Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check. All candidates should list an Interfolio email address in application so reference checks can be conducted for the submission of the letters of recommendation.

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 veteran 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.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Brandi Webb at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: August 26, 2021
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