Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry

Fairfax, VA, VA
Sep 06, 2018
Feb 27, 2019
Education, Research
Full Time

Job Category : Instructional or Research Faculty

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Salary : Commensurate with education and experience.

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Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry (Tenure-Track)

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at George Mason University, within the College of Science (COS), invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure-track faculty position in organic chemistry beginning Fall 2019. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Masons academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Responsibilities: Primary teaching duties will duties will include undergraduate and graduate level courses in organic chemistry, which may include physical organic chemistry, spectroscopy, and specialized topics within the candidates research portfolio. All areas of specialization in experimental organic chemistry will be considered. We are particularly interested in individuals who will establish a nationally recognized and externally-funded research program that includes graduate and undergraduate student researchers in supramolecular chemistry, nanotechnology, polymer science, functionalized nanomaterials, catalysis, or organometallic chemistry. Excellent collaborative opportunities among departmental faculty members, University-wide faculty, and neighboring federal laboratories such as the Naval Research Laboratory and the National Institute for Standards and Technology are available and strongly encouraged. The successful candidate will also perform standard departmental service activities, mentor students, and will be expected to establish collaborative relationships with Departmental faculty as well as with other groups within the University.

Required Qualifications:

  • Completion of a PhD in organic chemistry or a closely related discipline prior to starting this appointment is required.
  • The ability to deliver engaging and high-quality instruction in organic chemistry courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and
  • A commitment to conducting research with graduate (PhD and MS) and undergraduate students. Preferred Qualifications:
  • Postdoctoral research experience;
  • Record of seeking extramural research support evidenced by proposal submission and/or receipt of funding awards;
  • Record of successful team work in a collaborative environment;
  • Commitment to conducting research with graduate (PhD and MS) and undergraduate students; and
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

About Us: The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry has research labs and faculty distributed over three campuses addressing two primary research thrust areas: Fairfax campus (sustainability - physical, solid state inorganic, organic, and analytical chemistry), the Science and Technology campus in Manassas (biomedical - biochemistry, synthetic organic and medicinal chemistry), and the Potomac Environmental Research & Education Center (sustainability - environmental chemistry). The research funding portfolio includes the Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), other government and non-profit agencies, and private industry. Faculty in the department have close collaborations with researchers from a number of local and regional institutions, including the United States Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), NIH, Food and Drug Administration, Naval Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST), the United States Geological Survey (USGS), and Inova Health System among others. For more information, visit and

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry offers undergraduate programs leading to the BA or BS (ACS certification) degrees in Chemistry, with optional concentrations in Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry, or Environmental Chemistry; a five-year BS/Accelerated MS degree; a traditional MS degree and a PhD in Chemistry. For more information about the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, visit us on the web at For more information about the College of Science, visit

Special Instructions : Review of applications will begin on October 5, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F343AZ at by completing and submitting the following; • the online application; • a cover letter (limited to 1 page) ; • a current CV (limited to 3 pages) ; • a statement of teaching philosophy and experience (limited to 1 page); • a research plan outlining potential student involvement (limited to 4 pages); and • a detailed startup budget list of equipment needs (limited to 1 page) should be uploaded as the “Other Document”. Applicants should also arrange to have three (3) recommendation letters sent directly from the letter writers to in PDF format, sent to the attention of Organic Chemist Search Committee.

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Equity Statement : George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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