Department of Chemistry



Tenure-Track - Virginia Tech Area of Energy and the Environment

Virginia Tech Department of Chemistry
Faculty Position in the Area of Energy and the Environment

The Department of Chemistry in the College of Science at Virginia Tech, in support of the University’s strategic plan, is expanding its research presence in Energy and the Environment, and thus announces a tenure-track faculty opening in this broad research area.  Candidates from a variety of research fields are encouraged to apply, with areas of particular interest including:  Development/characterization of materials for energy conversion, transmission and storage, catalysis, spectroscopy, photochemistry, and polymer or soft materials chemistry.  Appointments at the assistant professor level are preferred but senior candidates will be considered. This position will start in Fall 2016 at our Blacksburg, VA campus.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. in chemistry or a related field and 1 year of postdoctoral experience by time of appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an externally funded research program and teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applications must be submitted online at (reference posting # TR0150105) and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, detailed research plan and statement of teaching philosophy. Applicants should arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be submitted. Applications will receive full consideration when all three letters have been received. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. Occasional travel to attend professional conferences may be required.  University policy requires that a conviction check be conducted for all non-student hires.  All questions about the position should be directed to, with the job posting # included in the subject.

Virginia Tech is an EO/AA university, and offers a wide range of networking and development opportunities to women and minorities in science and engineering. Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.   

Lou Madsen
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
Macromolecules and Interfaces Institute
1109 Hahn Hall South (mail code 0212)
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia  24061