Theoretical or Computational Chemistry Faculty Position: Wake Forest University

The Department of Chemistry at Wake Forest University invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Theoretical or Computational Chemistry to begin in August, 2019. Applicants must hold a PhD (or equivalent) in Chemistry or Physics, and will be expected to have a strong commitment to teaching lecture and laboratory courses in physical chemistry, and other classes based on their expertise, at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates are expected to develop a vigorous, internationally visible, and externally supported research program involving graduate and undergraduate students. Wake Forest University offers a stimulating and supportive environment for research and teaching, including a newly renovated 55,000 square foot chemistry building. Outstanding opportunities are available for multi-disciplinary collaborations within the department and through affiliation with a number of WFU Centers and Institutes (

Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate and professional education. Founded in 1834, the University is ranked among the top 30 national universities, and 11th in teaching. With 5,100 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate and professional students, the student-faculty ratio is 11:1. Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, and an impressive array of facilities. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “pro humanitate.” For quick facts about the University, please go to

Interested applicants should upload .pdf files of the following application materials: cover letter; CV (please include the names of 3 references); undergraduate and graduate transcripts; statement of research plans (maximum 5 pages); a 1-2 page statement of teaching experience and philosophy; to Technical assistance may be obtained by contacting If access to the internet is an issue, a hard copy may be sent to: Chair of the Physical Chemistry Search Committee, Wake Forest University, Department of Chemistry, P.O. Box 7486, Winston-Salem, NC 27109, USA. The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Thursday 15 November, 2018.

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity, and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate.

Akbar Salam

Professor of Chemistry

Department of Chemistry

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC 27109-7486, USA

t: (336) 758 3713 f: (336) 758 4656

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