Assistant or Associate Professor, Analytical or Physical Chemistry

Birmingham, Alabama
Salary is commensurate with years of training and experience.
Oct 10, 2018
Dec 09, 2018
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) seeks candidates for a tenure-track faculty position at the anticipated rank of Assistant Professor. Candidates with demonstrated research expertise in any of the areas of experimental or theoretical analytical or physical chemistry are encouraged to apply. Applications from candidates with interests in single molecule biophysics, molecular imaging, bioinformatics, and radiochemistry, are especially encouraged. Highly qualified and more experienced candidates will also be considered at the tenured Associate Professor level. 

UAB is a comprehensive Tier 1 research university and medical center with more than 2,200 full-time faculty and 21,900 students as of Fall 2018. UAB is ranked 10th among public universities in the US in terms of NIH grant support, and is the major teaching-research university in the state. UAB offers exceptional undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs that prepare students to become the prominent scholars and societal leaders of the future, and contribute to our region's and our nation's prosperity.  UAB ranks in the top ten nationally for student diversity.  Spanning more than 100 city blocks, UAB is the state of Alabama's largest single employer with 23,000 employees and has an annual economic impact exceeding $7.15 billion. Birmingham is the largest metropolitan area in Alabama with a rich cultural and economic heritage, and provides for multiple recreational opportunities. 

The Department of Chemistry at UAB is home to the Central Alabama High Field NMR Facility. UAB also has outstanding core facilities in molecular sciences (including EM, MS, and X-ray), engineering, nanoscience, imaging, informatics, as well as translational and clinical research. The Department of Chemistry offers B.S. (ACS-Approved), M.S., and Ph.D. degrees, and has major research interests in drug discovery, structural biochemistry, biophysical chemistry, computational chemistry, nanoscience, and polymer/advanced materials. Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in chemistry or a closely related discipline, postdoctoral or equivalent experience, a commitment to teaching excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and the expectation of establishing or continuing an outstanding externally funded research program.

Qualified applicants should send the following application materials: a letter indicating their interest, a detailed curriculum vita, a description of research plans, and a statement on their teaching experience and philosophy, as well as arrange to have a minimum of three letters of reference sent in support of their application. The anticipated start date is Fall 2019, pending budgetary and administrative approval. Salary is commensurate with years of training and experience.

Application materials may be submitted to Chair, Chemistry Search Committee, at Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans. 

A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.