Chemistry Teaching Position at West Virginia University

Teaching Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, West Virginia University

The C. Eugene Bennett Department of Chemistry at West Virginia University invites applications for a Teaching Assistant Professor position starting August 2022. This is a 9-month, full-time, non-tenure track position with full benefits and the opportunity for promotion. Teaching Assistant Professor appointments have renewable terms of up to three years, with no limit on the number of terms. The primary responsibility is teaching large lecture sections of undergraduate chemistry courses and supervising the associated laboratory sections. The successful candidate will teach foundational undergraduate chemistry courses, with the opportunity to teach advanced courses based on interests and departmental needs. The teaching assignment is four courses or course equivalents each semester. Common equivalents consist of significant commitments in support of student development (e.g., advising and recruitment); training and evaluation of teaching assistants; and support of instruction. Optional summer teaching opportunities are available.

The C. Eugene Bennett Department of Chemistry provides the opportunity for students to become leaders in all fields of chemistry. There are lecture courses in the general areas of inorganic, organic and physical chemistry, in addition to more specialized courses. Undergraduates are encouraged to participate in research with faculty mentors, developing the ability to understand complex concepts. Graduate researchers work independently in their chosen fields in addition to teaching undergraduate laboratory courses. The Department consists of 17 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 9 teaching faculty, and about 80 graduate students, organized around traditional and cross-cutting research areas. Further information can be found at the Department website:

WVU is a R1 research land grant university located within 90 minutes of Pittsburgh and 3.5 hours from the Washington/Baltimore area. Morgantown has been recognized as one of the most livable small cities in the U.S. There are extensive recreational opportunities, excellent public schools, and a supportive University environment in which to develop a visible and productive career. The WVU Dual Career Program is available to assist candidates with suitable employment opportunities for spouses or partners.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in chemistry or a closely related field; an ability to teach large undergraduate courses in general chemistry; ability to supervise laboratory sections of general chemistry; ability to develop courses and laboratories; a commitment to student-centered learning; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; and a willingness to use instructional technologies.

To apply, please visit WVU Careers. Upload (1) a letter of interest; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) teaching philosophy, and (4) a list of three references with complete contact information. The screening process will begin April 25, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. For more information, please visit our website at or contact the chair of the search committee, Melissa Ely, at

WVU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The university values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.