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Visiting Chemistry Instructor

Position: Full-time
Date posted: June 5, 2019
Review of Applications Begins: August 18, 2019

A 9-month (non-tenure track) instructor position is open in Chemistry to begin in August 2019. The candidate is expected to teach a mix of morning, afternoon and evening general chemistry and introductory general, organic, and biochemistry for health science majors lecture and/or laboratory courses.  The position will fill a professional leave vacancy and is non-renewable (9-month only).

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, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and other supporting information to, Dr. James Moore, Chief Academic Officer, West Virginia Wesleyan College and to Dr. Joanna Webb, (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 June 15, 2019. 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.


A M.S. or Ph.D. in chemistry is required. The ideal candidate will have substantial classroom and laboratory teaching experience, strong skills with Vernier systems and instrumentation, the ability to enrich the laboratory courses, and enthusiasm for working with undergraduates. The successful candidate must establish a culture of safe laboratory practice, have strong communication skills, be able to collaborate with department staff, and make efforts to complement the associated lectures.

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 teaching and laboratory work, and are well equipped with modern instrumentation.  The department has acquired over $500,000 in external grants in past five years and the majority of Wesleyan chemistry/biochemistry students pursue graduate, medical and professional schools. 


Contact Info

Dr. Joanna Webb
Associate Professor of Chemistry
WVWC 59 College Avenue Buckhannon, WV 26201