Academic Job 34

George Washington University, Washington, DC
Assistant Professor – Biophysical Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at the George Washington University invites nominations and applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chemistry beginning 2017-2018 in Biophysical Chemistry. The search, which is pending final budgetary approval, is open to all areas of biophysical chemistry, especially those with application to cancer research (, nanoscale biomaterials, or bioimaging, and that complements the existing strengths of the Department. The successful candidate is expected to advance the vision of the University and the Department as a leading urban research University and to maintain an active, externally funded research program.  A demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level is expected.

In addition to offering B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry, our dynamic faculty of 17 has cooperative programs with the George Washington University Medical Center (The Cancer Institute and Neuroscience), Biological Sciences (The Institute for Proteomics Technology and Applications as well as Computational Biology), and Engineering and Physics (an Institute for Materials Science and Institute for Nanotechnology). Furthermore, under the leadership of the Vice President for Research, the University has created several more prominent Research Institutes.   In January 2015 the Department moved into a newly constructed 250,000 ft2 Science and Engineering Hall, containing a state-of-the-art imaging suite and nanofabrication/cleanroom facility ( The imaging instrumentation includes new SEM, TEM, FIB-SEM and Confocal Microscopes. A number of prestigious research laboratories, such as the National Institutes of Health, Naval Research Laboratory, Children’s National Medical Center, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Food and Drug Administration, all in the area, also provide unique opportunities for cooperative research programs. The University is located in downtown Washington, D.C. within a few blocks of many important institutions.

Basic Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or Doctoral degree in Chemistry or a related field.

Application Procedure: Please complete an online faculty application at and upload a cover letter, curriculum vita, publication list, and statements of research and teaching interests. Recommendations from at least three references should be sent by the references to . Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin October 26, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

You are invited to call and discuss this opportunity at GW or forward this letter or a copy of our ad to someone you know who may be an appropriate candidate. You may reach the department by e-mail at or by calling 202-994-6121. We strongly encourage applications from women and people of color. In calling this position to your attention, we are inviting your active participation in sharing this information with prospective applicants by either encouraging an application or sending a nomination to me. Such individuals may currently be in your organization or elsewhere.

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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