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 chemical 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. Robert 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.
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.