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Assistant Professor – Organic/Bioorganic Chemistry

Position: Full-time
Date posted: November 2, 2018
Review of Applications Begins: February 21, 2019

Job Description:

A tenure-track faculty position is open in Organic Chemistry or Bioorganic Chemistry to begin in August 2019. The candidate will teach a mix of lecture and laboratories in organic chemistry, introductory chemistry, and advanced chemistry (in the candidate’s area of expertise).

To apply, email ONE ELECTRONIC PDF FILE which includes the following: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, names and current contact information for at least three (3) people who can provide recommendations, 1-2 page teaching statement, 2 page research proposal, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and other supporting information to, Dr. James Moore, Chief Academic Officer, West Virginia Wesleyan College AND to Dr. Ed Wovchko, (DO NOT email more than one application file.) Review of applications begins immediately. For full consideration, application instructions must be followed; applications must be complete and received by November 25, 2018. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates must provide documents that demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States and pass a criminal background check before a contract for employment is offered. EOE


A Ph.D. in organic or bioorganic chemistry is preferred, but promising ABD will be considered. The ideal candidate will have:

  • Substantial classroom teaching experience
  • The ability to enrich the laboratory courses
  • Expertise in organic synthesis
  • Strong instrumentation skills
  • The desire to engage students in undergraduate research

The successful candidate must establish a culture of safe laboratory practice, have strong communication skills, and be able to collaborate with department staff. Applicants with concentrations in bioorganic, medicinal chemistry, and/or natural products are preferred.

About the Department

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry offers B.A. & B.S. chemistry, B.S. biochemistry, B.S. materials chemistry, and B.S. pharmaceutical science majors. It is housed in the Christopher Hall of Science and the recent Reemsnyder Research Center, which have facilities for organic/bioorganic teaching and research and are well equipped with modern instrumentation. The department has acquired over $500,000 in external grants in past six years and the majority of Wesleyan chemistry/biochemistry students pursue graduate, medical and professional schools.


Contact Info

James Moore
Chief Academic Officer
West Virginia Wesleyan College 59 College Avenue Buckhannon, WV 26201

West Virginia Wesleyan College is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the College to create a favorable work environment in which all employees, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or religious affiliation, can enjoy equal opportunities in their employment relationship with the College.