DATE POSTED: 2023-04-13 12:07:37

West Virginia Wesleyan College invites applications for a fulltime faculty position in Organic Chemistry to begin in August 2023. The candidate is expected to teach organic chemistry and laboratory, introductory, and advanced chemistry courses. A Ph.D. in organic chemistry is preferred, but a Masters in organic chemistry 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, and the desire to engage students in undergraduate research. Applicants with concentrations in bioorganic, medicinal chemistry, and/or natural products are preferred. Appointment to tenure track is possible if the qualifications of the successful applicant and the needs of the institution align.

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 Reemsnyder Research Center, which have facilities for organic teaching and research and are well equipped with modern instrumentation. The department has acquired over $500,000 in external grants in the past five years, and the majority of Wesleyan chemistry/biochemistry students pursue graduate, medical, and professional schools.


Founded in 1890, West Virginia Wesleyan is a private residential liberal arts college located in the foothills of the Appalachians in Buckhannon, WV, named one of the “100 Best Small Towns in America.” The College is related to the United Methodist Church, with a curriculum committed to intellectual rigor, self-discovery, human dignity, mutual support, social justice, self-discipline, mental and physical wellness, the appreciation of diversity and the natural world, and the judicious use of resources. The College has over 40 undergraduate academic majors, six graduate programs, 22 NCAA Division II sports, comprehensive student life, community engagement, and outdoor recreational programs.

To apply, email a single electronic PDF file, which contains 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, and unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts to academicaffairs@wvwc.edu, Dr. Lynn Linder, Vice-President of Academic Affairs, West Virginia Wesleyan College. Contact Dr. Joanna Webb, webb_j@wvwc.edu, for additional information.

Review of applications begins immediately. For full consideration, application instructions must be followed and applications must be complete. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates need to provide documents that demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States and be able to pass a criminal background check before being offered a contract for employment.  EOE