Virginia Tech remains committed to its internationally recognized interdisciplinary program in macromolecular
science and engineering with the announcement of an Assistant Professor position in
the Department of Chemistry on our main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia. This position signifies
a continued University commitment to the importance of the science and engineering of polymeric
materials to help solve major societal challenges in energy, the environment, and medicine. The
successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in the University-wide Macromolecules
Innovation Institute (MII) (see, which has the mission of building interdisciplinary
research and education collaborations across campus. The candidate will have access to the newly
formed Macromolecular Materials Discovery Center in our Institute for Critical Technology and Applied
Science (ICTAS).
The Department of Chemistry particularly invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the
Assistant Professor level in synthetic polymer chemistry (TR0160080). Candidates with an emphasis
on synthesis and properties of macromolecules, supramolecular chemistry, responsive hierarchical
macromolecular structures, and the design of polymeric materials for nanomedicine, energy and the
environment, are particularly encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely related field is
required; the degree is required at the time of appointment. The successful candidate must establish an
internationally recognized research program and be an effective teacher in graduate and undergraduate
courses. Applicants must submit online at and locate the correct posting
(referenced above). Applicants will submit a curriculum vita, a description of research plans (not to exceed
five pages), teaching philosophy and plans (not to exceed two pages), and arrange for three letters
of recommendation. The Search Committee Chair is available to address any specific questions related
to the position: Professor Timothy E. Long, Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry,
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, 24061;
Review of applications will begin October 14, 2016 and will continue until the position is
filled. For further information about the position and the Department of Chemistry, visit
Virginia Tech is an AA/EEO employer and applications from underrepresented groups are especially
encouraged. Occasional travel to attend professional meeting and conferences are required, and University
policy requires a criminal background check. Direct all general questions about the position to, with the job posting # included in the subject heading.

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