Tenure-Track Associate or Full Professor and Chair of Chemistry University of South Alabama

Tenure-Track Associate or Full Professor of Chemistry
University of South Alabama

The Department of Chemistry at the University of South Alabama (USA) invites applications for the position of Department Chair. The starting date is August 15, 2020. The Department Chair is responsible for the academic, personnel, financial, and administrative needs of the Department and reports to the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry and should currently hold the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor. Specialization is open. Proficiency in spoken and written English is required. Other requirements for consideration include a strong research and publication record, a commitment to teaching excellence, and demonstrated administrative experience. The successful candidate must be able to work legally in the United States.

The University of South Alabama provides quality academic programs, innovative classroom experiences, and a campus rich in diversity and student life. The University of South Alabama has an enrollment of over 14,000 students, a growing number of graduate degree programs, and is home to the University of South Alabama Medical Center, College of Medicine, and Mitchell Cancer Institute. Mobile, Alabama, is situated at the head of the Mobile Bay on the north-central Gulf Coast and is close to New Orleans and a number of world-class beaches.

The Department of Chemistry offers an ACS-certified B.S. degree in Chemistry and a B.S. in Chemistry with a biochemistry emphasis. Over the past several years, approximately one-third of our Chemistry majors have entered the work force upon graduation, one-third have gone on to graduate school, and about one-third have been admitted to professional schools (medical, dental, etc.). Information on the Department, including a current list of available research instrumentation, can be found at http://www.southalabama.edu/chemistry. Additional information is provided in the College of Arts and Sciences Annual Reports, which can be found at https://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/com/cme/annualreport.html .

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. 

To Apply: Please send an email to the Search Committee Chairperson, Dr. Tim Sherman (tsherman@southalabama.edu), and attach the following documents to your email: a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, copies of unofficial transcripts from all universities attended, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research goals, and contact information (email, telephone, and postal mail) for three professional references. References may be contacted at any time after an application is received, and candidates must arrange, upon request, to have official graduate and undergraduate transcripts sent directly by the Registrars of all colleges attended to Dr. Tim Sherman at the following address:

5871 USA Dr. N. Room 124
Department of Biology
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL 36688-0002

Questions or inquiries may be directed by email to Dr. Timothy Sherman.

The University of South Alabama is an EO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression), religion, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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