Assistant or Associate Professor in Astrochemistry

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Current state: Approved
Department: Astronomy and Chemistry
City: Charlottesville
State/Province: Virginia
Country: USA
Contact Person: Valerie Dudding
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: University of Virginia
Application Due Date: Tuesday, October 15 2013
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The Departments of Chemistry and Astronomy at the University of Virginia invite applicants for a joint
tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position. We seek candidates dedicated to our mission and
passionate about teaching in a world-class institution. Candidates will teach in chemistry or astronomy, and
conduct research in the interdisciplinary field of astrochemistry, with interests in physical chemistry
(theoretical or experimental) as well as in molecular astronomy. The candidate will be expected to build
upon the current research interests of members of the chemistry and astronomy departments as well as
scientists at the nearby National Radio Astronomy Observatory. The home department for purposes of
tenure will be decided at the time of hiring.

In addition to developing external funding to support research endeavors, candidates will be expected to
teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels and provide service to the University, Department/s, and
professional organizations. Review of applications will begin September 20, 2013. The appointment will
begin on August 25, 2014. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in a relevant field and have postdoctoral
experience at the time of application. A strong record of interdisciplinary research is desirable.

To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (, search
on posting number 0612637, and electronically attach the following: a cover letter of interest describing
research and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interest, and contact
information for three references.

Questions regarding the application in JOBS@UVa should be directed to Valerie Dudding, 434-924-4360,
[email protected].

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of

The College of A&S and the University of Virginia welcome applications from women, minorities,
veterans and persons with disabilities; we seek to build a culturally diverse, intellectual environment, and
are committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action in
accordance with state and federal laws.