Open Positions

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at James Madison University invites applications for three tenure-track positions to begin in Fall 2024. At least one position is in nuclear chemistry or nuclear-adjacent areas; the other positions are open. Priority will be given to candidates who fill department needs in environmental, inorganic, and nuclear chemistry. This cohort hire will build on our history of undergraduate research training and leverage $10 million of existing instrumentation, including nuclear facilities. Successful candidates will work with existing faculty to expand our nuclear chemistry curriculum.

About the Department

Our department is an undergraduate-only program at an R2 institution. The department currently serves approximately 200 majors and about 3000 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. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry 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. The department houses facilities for nuclear chemistry, materials science, high performance computing, NMR, and mass spectrometry. Collectively, our facilities include over $10 million in state-of-the-art instrumentation.

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