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​Robert Walsh Endowed Chair in Chemistry and Biochemistry

​​​​​​The Walsh Endowed Chair in Chemistry and Biochemistry is a distinction awarded by Providence College to a faculty member in recognition of contributions to the discipline of the c​hemical sciences. The holder of the Walsh Chair will be empowered to make a distinctive contribution to the educational mission and goals of Providence College and to his or her field, in honor of the expressed intentions of Mr. R​obert Walsh ’39 whose generous gift made the Walsh Chair possible. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is currently conducting a national search throughout 2014 for a biochemist as the initial chair holder. The position will begin in the Fall of 2015.


  • Exemplify excellence in teaching, including
    development of innovative educational programs
  • Maintain regular program of scholarly activity, including acquiring external research funding
  • Encourage student engagement in teaching and research
  • Communicate with and promote stewardship of donors
  • Appear at alumni or trustee gatherings each year


The holder of Walsh Chair will serve one or more five-year terms. One may apply for subsequent terms beginning in the fourth academic year of a term, subject to approval by the department, the dean and the provost.


  • Salary and expenses will be paid by proceeds from the endowment
  • All decisions about initial salary, academic rank, start-up package, and laboratory facilities will be made by the provost after consultation with the department chair and dean
  • One-course reduction per semester
  • $6,000 annual supplemental development  fund