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Lexington, VA 24450

Assistant Professor of Chemistry 

The Department of Chemistry at the Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA, is seeking to fill a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to start August 2013. Candidates with teaching and research interests in analytical, physical or computational chemistry will be considered. Applicants must have a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and develop an active research program that involves undergraduates. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Chemistry or closely related field and be able to teach advanced courses and laboratories in either analytical or physical chemistry. Post-doctoral experience is preferred, as well as technical expertise with an NMR spectrometer.  

The VMI Chemistry Department has seven tenure-track professors and two technicians, offers the ACS-certified degree in chemistry, is well-equipped with modern instrumentation, and is undergoing a full building renovation to be completed August 2013. VMI is a military college that is consistently ranked as a top public liberal arts college. All 1600 students live on campus and about 50% commission in the US Armed Forces. Faculty wear uniforms but no prior service is required.  The starting date for this position will be 1 August 2013. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  

Candidates must apply on-line at 

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts.  In addition, send three letters of recommendation to:  Dr. Daren J. Timmons, Head, Chemistry Department, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA, 24450-0304.  Additional information on VMI can be seen at  For additional information, please visit    

In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, VMI encourages women, minorities, disabled individuals and veterans to apply.