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Assistant/Associate Professor Chemistry and Biochemistry

Hampton University
Hampton, Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 12, 2024
Assistant/Associate Professor Chemistry and Biochemistry

Hampton University Faculty

Position Description

The department of chemistry and biochemistry at Hampton University seeks application for two-faculty positions at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor with anticipated starting date of August 2024. Founded in 1868, Hampton University is a leading historically Black university (HBCU) located on the Virginia Peninsula in the City of Hampton. It is a privately endowed, co-educational, non-sectarian institution of higher learning with accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.

The department of chemistry and biochemistry offers three American Chemical Society certified baccalaureate degree tracks: traditional B.S. in chemistry, a B.S. in chemistry with concentration in forensic chemistry, and a B.S. in biochemistry. The department also offers master’s degree in chemistry and master’s in teaching chemistry.

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities include teaching, maintaining a vibrant research program, scholarly activities, securing external funding, and engaging in professional service. The ideal candidates are expected to have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, evidence of academic scholarship and research ability to publish in peer-reviewed journals, and potential for securing external funds. Primary teaching responsibilities include chemistry and biochemistry courses for non-majors and majors with the opportunity to teach upper-level courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. The successful candidates are expected to have a clear understanding of curriculum design and development, engage in student centered undergraduate research, participate in mentoring, and service to the department and university and will perform all other duties as assigned.


The successful candidates should have a Ph.D. in chemistry or biochemistry. While full consideration to all areas of chemistry will be given, candidates with Ph.D. in biochemistry and organic chemistry are preferred.

How to Apply

Review of application will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Salary is commensurate with rank/experience. Applicants should submit a Hampton University Application for faculty employment, a letter of interest clearly stating the candidate’s commitment to teaching, professional and scholarly work, curriculum vitae, and three professional references with contact information. Application materials should be submitted electronically to:

Dr. Kesete Ghebreyessus
Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Hampton University
Hampton VA, 23666

How to Apply:
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a completed Application for Educational Support Staff Employment either in person, via email at, or fax to (757) 727-5969:

Office of Human Resources
Hampton University
Hampton, VA 23668
***No phone calls

Visit Human Resources – Hampton University Human Resources to retrieve the educational support staff employment application and other supplemental application materials.

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