Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Medicinal Chemistry

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Medicinal Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at Wake Forest University expects to fill a tenure-track position to begin Aug. 2017 at the rank of Assistant Professor. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Chemistry or Medicinal Chemistry and are expected to have a strong commitment to both teaching and research. The position requires teaching chemistry lecture and laboratory courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, contributing to medicinal chemistry curriculum development, and establishing a vigorous, externally supported research program involving graduate and undergraduate students. Applicants with research interests in the areas of synthetic medicinal chemistry or a chemical biology approach to drug discovery are particularly encouraged to apply. We are a Ph.D. granting department whose mission is to lead in undergraduate and graduate education and research ventures that extend beyond the traditional boundaries of chemistry. In 2017, WFU will begin offering a new interdisciplinary degree program (B.S in Chemistry with a Concentration in Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery) and anticipates offering new degrees in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Engineering that will be housed at a new state-of-the-art 120,000-sq.ft. facility in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter (IQ, http://www.innovationquarter.com) in downtown Winston-Salem, one of the fastest-growing urban technology innovation districts in the United States. Outstanding opportunities for multi-disciplinary collaborations exist at this location and with numerous WFU Centers (http://provost.wfu.edu/centers-and-institutes/) and WFU Health Sciences (http://www.wakehealth.edu/School/; http://www.wakehealth.edu/Comprehensive-Cancer-Center/). Wake Forest is a private collegiate university that balances the personal attention of a liberal arts education with the intellectual vitality and broad opportunities of a research university. For quick facts about the University, go to http://admissions.wfu.edu/discover/facts.php.  Interested applicants should apply via the University’s career website at: http://www.wfu.careers/ with a cover letter, CV, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, statement of research plans, statement of teaching interests and philosophy; as well as the names and contact information of 3 references. Please note materials should be in either Word or PDF format and there is a limit of 5 file uploads per applicant.  Review of applications will begin on Oct. 10, 2016.

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusion and seeks applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. It seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University.