JMU seeks to fill three tenure-track positions to begin in Fall 2024. Priority will be given to candidates who fill department needs in environmental, inorganic, and nuclear chemistry.
Our department is an undergraduate-only program at an R2 institution. We house over $10M in analytical instrumentation that is well-suited for environmental chemistry research. A sampling of our instrument holdings include ICP-OES, ICP-MS, GC-MS, LC-MS, NMR, PXRD, SEM and numerous spectroscopy instruments. All instrumentation is freely available to faculty and their students (e.g., no usage fees). We are also one of a few undergraduate departments that house a nuclear chemistry laboratory. More details about our instrumentation and facilities may be found here: https://www.jmu.edu/chemistry/instrumentation.shtml
The department is actively committed to increasing the success of all of our students, attracting faculty and students with a range of backgrounds and experiences, and creating and sustaining a more inclusive work and learning environment. We are committed to excellence in undergraduate education, research, and mentoring undergraduates to help them reach their personal and professional goals. With 25 full-time faculty members, the department offers ACS certified degrees at the bachelors level, and teaches courses in all major areas of chemistry. We serve approximately 200 majors and about 3,000 undergraduate students each year. We offer a wide variety of courses for chemistry majors, other STEM majors, general education, and pre-health professionals. Majors are actively involved in SAACS, AXE, NOBCChE, and undergraduate research.
For the tenure-track positions, a Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related field is required. Teaching responsibilities include introductory and upper division courses and laboratories. Establishing an externally funded undergraduate research program is expected. Successful candidates will mentor undergraduates in research during the academic year and summer.
Review of application begins October 23.