The Department of Chemistry at Virginia Tech is expanding its
research presence in the broad area of Energy Research by
announcing two tenure-track faculty openings at the Assistant
Professor level. The position interfaces with a College of
Science-wide effort to increase the University’s presence in the
energy field, for example with additional positions this year in
the Department of Geosciences.
These two positions will bring in researchers involved in energy
storage, management, efficiency, and/or conversion, and will be
split into (1) experimental development/synthesis/characterization,
and (2) computational analysis and/or design. Candidates from a
wide variety of research fields are encouraged to apply, with the
goal of bringing new molecular insights into materials, processes,
or devices and thus amplify our existing strengths, which include
battery science, solar energy conversion, catalysis, energy
efficient materials, advanced X-ray and NMR characterization, and
mechanism/theory-based materials modeling and design.
These two positions will ideally start in Fall 2024 at our
Blacksburg, VA campus. Potential candidates must have a Ph.D. in
chemistry or a closely related field, 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
http://www.jobs.vt.edu in response to job number 526698.
Application materials include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a
description of research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy
(not to exceed two pages), and statement of inclusive excellence
(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 positions, please
contact Louis Madsen, Search Committee Chair, at
For further information about the position and the Department of
Chemistry, please visit www.chem.vt.edu.
Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely related field is required; the
degree is required at the time of appointment.
Commensurate with experience
The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal
The position may require some travel to conferences and
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September 21, 2023