Teaching Post-Doctoral Fellowship

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) seeks candidates for a teaching post-doctoral fellowship. UAB is a comprehensive Tier 1 research university and medical center with more than 2,000 full-time faculty and 18,000 students. UAB is ranked 10th among public universities in the US in terms of NIH grant support. The Department of Chemistry is home to the Central Alabama High Field NMR Facility, and also has outstanding core facilities in the molecular sciences, as well as translational and clinical research. The Department of Chemistry offers B.S. (ACS-Certified), M.S., and Ph.D. degrees, and has major research interests in drug discovery, structural biochemistry, biophysical chemistry, computational chemistry, and polymer/advanced materials.

Responsibilities include lecturing in undergraduate organic chemistry, writing and grading exams and recitation worksheets, supervising teaching assistants, and conducting post-doctoral research with a sponsoring faculty mentor in the chemistry department.  Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in chemistry or biochemistry, an outstanding record of research, and a commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level.

Qualified applicants should send the following application materials: a letter indicating their research interests including the names of 1-3 UAB chemistry faculty with whom the applicant is interested in working with, a detailed curriculum vita, a summary of research accomplishments, a statement on their teaching experience and philosophy, and arrange to have a minimum of three letters of reference sent in support of their application. The anticipated start date is Fall, 2017, pending budgetary and administrative approval. The teaching post-doctoral fellow is expected to serve for two years, with the initial appointment for one year, plus the possibility of renewal for the second year.

All application materials should be sent electronically to Ms. Laura Knighten, knighten@uab.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.