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Research Assistant Professor

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Posting Details

Position Information

Position Number F53850
Position Type Teaching and Research Faculty
Rank Assistant Professor
Working Title Research Assistant Professor
School/Unit School of Engineering
Department Chemical & Life Science Engineering
Number of Months 12
Tenure Status Non-Tenure Eligible
Grant funded position? Yes - Continuation of this position depends on funding of the grant.

Position Summary and Qualifications

Mission or Goal of Unit

To value discovery and creativity of our entire engineering community; students, faculty and staff; to value diversity of ideas of our engineering community; students, faculty and staff; to value personalized attention in teaching, learning, and service to all of our constituents including our students; their families, our industrial partners and collaborators, and colleagues throughout the university and business communities; and to value the significant and positive impact of our people and ideas in the promotion of regional and global prosperity involving research and life sciences. In addition all goals and objectives of the School of Engineering complement the Mission of the University.

Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission or goal

This position will assist in providing a dramatic change in pharmaceutical manufacturing technology while increasing access to life-saving medicines worldwide.

Position Responsibilities

This position will be playing an important role to carry out the development of chemical and engineering process improvements leading to significant cost reductions for HIV drugs and related starting materials. Collaborations with other institutions will also be a part of this project. In addition, the candidates will participate in proposal preparation, guiding students, and writing scholarly articles.

Required Qualifications

• Candidates must have earned a PhD degree in chemical engineering or chemistry.
• Candidates must desire to actively participate in creating and nurturing a highly collaborative, creative, innovative, and entrepreneurial culture.
• The successful candidate must have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.
• Candidates should possess the capabilities to effectively operate at the interface of chemistry and chemical engineering.

Preferred Qualifications

• Significant pharmaceutical manufacturing experience is preferred.

Posting Detail Information

Date Posted 03/14/2017
Open Until Filled No
Application Deadline Date 04/20/2017
Proposed Hire Date 05/01/2017
Type of Search National
Application Process/Additional Information

Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae detailing their research, teaching and leadership experiences and a list of three references. Application materials should be uploaded to, position F53850. Questions should be sent to Tom Roper, Ph.D., Chair of the Search Committee, at The position will close on April 17, 2017

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation or disability.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Other Document
  3. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Optional Documents