Assistant Professor

Blacksburg, Virginia, United States

Job description

Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Posting Number: TR0170102
Percent Employment: Full-time
Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Department: Chemistry

About Virginia Tech:
Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT-serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:
The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in organic chemistry in its Blacksburg, VA campus. Candidates with strong expertise in the drug discovery area, with a focus on chemical neuroscience, chemical biology, bioorganic chemistry, synthetic method development, and natural products are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate is expected to participate in the VT Center for Drug Discovery ( and the Virginia Drug Discovery Consortium (, which are University- and State-wide drug discovery initiatives.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty across the university on the Adaptive Brain and Behavior Destination Area (

Required Qualifications:
A Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely related field is required; the degree is required at the time of appointment.

Must have a conviction check?

How to Apply for this Job:
Applicants must submit application materials online at in response to posting TR0170102 . Application materials include a curriculum vita, a description of research plans (not to exceed five pages), a statement of teaching philosophy and plans (not to exceed two pages), and three letters of recommendation. The Search Committee Chair is available to address any specific questions related to the position: Professor Webster L. Santos, Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry, Virginia Tech, 900 West Campus Drive, Blacksburg, VA, 24061;

Employee Category:
Instructional/Research Faculty

Appointment Type:

FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime

Tenure Status:
Tenure Track

Academic Year or Calendar Year?
Standard Academic Year

How to apply

Apply online

Applicant Documents:


  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Research Statement
  4. Teaching Statement

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Reasonable Accommodation Statement:
If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 215 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 30,000 students and manages a research portfolio of nearly $400 million.