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TENURE-TRACK FACULTY, ANALYTICAL - Radford University, Radford, VA

The Department of Chemistry at Radford University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Analytical Chemistry at the rank of Assistant professor to begin August 2017.

Applications are invited from candidates who demonstrate the potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching and a commitment to research involving undergraduate students. Teaching responsibilities will include Analytical Chemistry and Instrumental Methods of Analysis lecture and laboratory courses and introductory chemistry courses. Teaching responsibilities could also include environmental chemistry, forensic chemistry, or other related courses depending on the candidate’s area of expertise. Other duties will include advising and mentoring students, participating in Department, College, and University service activities, and actively developing a funded research program involving undergraduate students.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry or a closely related field and have strong experimental skills using modern instrumentation with priority given to candidates with previous experience with electrochemistry, spectroscopy, and chromatography (specifically GC-MS and LC-MS) instrumentation. Strong candidates will have prior teaching experience, evidence of successfully engaging students in the classroom, and a strategy for obtaining external funding to support research efforts, and strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Radford University is a public, coeducational, comprehensive university with an enrollment of approximately 9500 students. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia, the city of Radford is about 10 miles from Blacksburg and 45 miles from Roanoke. The Department of Chemistry at Radford University is well equipped with modern instrumentation that is used in both teaching and research. It is located in Reed-Curie Hall and the connected Center for the Sciences building, a new $ 49 million, 114000 square foot addition that provides state-or-the-art advanced technology classrooms, teaching laboratories, a vivarium, planetarium, and the Museum of the Earth Sciences.

The application package must include a statement of interest in the position, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research plans and how students will be involved in the laboratory, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. This position will remain posted until filled. Send application materials to: Dr. Cindy Burkhardt, Department of Chemistry, Radford University, P.O. Box 6949, Radford, VA 24142. Email:

Radford University is an EO/AA employer committed to diversity. All new hires to Radford University are subject to E-Verify. E-Verify is administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, USCIS-Verification Division and the Social Security Administration and allows participating employers to electronically verify employment eligibility. This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified protected veterans, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans.


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