Faculty Position at UAB - Coordinator of Upper Division Laboratories

Birmingham, Alabama
Salary is commensurate with years of training and experience.
Sep 17, 2019
Nov 16, 2019
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Upper Division Chemistry Laboratory Coordinator

Department of Chemistry

The University of Alabama at Birmingham


The Department of Chemistry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) seeks candidates for the position of Coordinator in the Upper Division Chemistry sequence. The successful applicant will coordinate all aspects of the curriculum and operation of the upper division undergraduate courses and laboratories in the Department, as well as assisting in instruction in undergraduate courses.  Anticipated rank is at the Instructor or Assistant Professor level, depending on experience.

UAB is a comprehensive Tier 1 research university and medical center with more than 22,000 students.  UAB is ranked in the top 20 among public universities in the US in terms of federal research funding and is the major teaching-research university in Alabama. UAB offers exceptional undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs that prepare students to be the preeminent scholars and societal leaders of the future. UAB ranks in the top ten nationally for student diversity. UAB is ranked as the top young university in the US and the no. 12 young university worldwide in The Times (UK) Higher Education rankings. Spanning more than 100 city blocks, UAB is the state of Alabama’s largest single employer with 23,000 employees and has an annual state-wide economic impact exceeding $7.15 billion.

UAB has outstanding core facilities in the molecular sciences (including EM, MS, and X-ray), engineering, nanoscience, imaging, informatics, as well as translational and clinical research.  The Department of Chemistry is home to the Central Alabama High Field NMR Facility. The UAB Cyclotron Facility is housed in the School of Medicine and produces radiopharmaceuticals and radioisotopes for medical imaging and other studies. 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, nanoscience, and polymer/advanced materials.  The Department currently has 16 faculty members, more than 300 undergraduate majors, 40 PhD students, and provides extensive teaching service to the University at large.  UAB is dedicating significant resources towards its science infrastructure in the next few years, with a new Science and Engineering Complex breaking ground in 2020.

This position is a 9-month, full-time, non-tenure earning, career-track appointment.  The position is renewable annually subject to performance and funding availability.  Duties include:

  • Coordinating the administrative operation of all upper division laboratories in the Chemistry Department.
  • Operation and maintenance of chemical instrumentation.
  • Training, scheduling, and supervision of teaching assistants.
  • Instruction in the undergraduate laboratory sequence.
  • Teaching at least one large class section in the Department each semester.
  • Aid in the development of on-line course materials for chemistry laboratories.
  • Close collaboration with Chemistry faculty in curricular development.

A Ph.D. in Chemistry or closely related area is required. Successful candidates should have experience in undergraduate instruction, experience in laboratory design and maintenance, and/or experience in operation and maintenance of chemical instrumentation. Experience with online education, including curricular development and pedagogy, is desirable. Qualified applicants should upload the following application materials: 1) a cover letter summarizing qualifications and explaining interest in the position 2) a detailed curriculum vitae 3) a statement on teaching experience and philosophy, and 4) arrange to have a minimum of three letters of reference sent in support of the application.  The anticipated start date is Fall, 2020, pending budgetary and administrative approval.  Salary is commensurate with years of training and experience.

Application materials must be submitted to Chair, Laboratory Coordinator Search Committee, through https://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/5516.  Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019 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.

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