Robert Ramsay Chair in Chemistry

Tuscaloosa, Alabama - United States
Nov 18, 2020
Jan 17, 2021
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Alabama seeks an outstanding individual with expertise in chemistry or biochemistry to fill the endowed Robert Ramsay Chair in Chemistry. The candidate will be a leader at the national and international level in his or her field(s) of study, have a vigorous externally funded research program, and play a leadership role in the department. A PhD in chemistry, biochemistry, or chemical engineering and the ability to teach chemistry or biochemistry courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels are required. The area of research is open, but areas complementary to existing research efforts in the department and at The University are of particular interest. The position is expected to be filled at the full professor level with a start date in the 2021-2022 academic year. Detailed information about the Department and its facilities can be found at

Applicants should apply online at and provide a curriculum vitae including a publication list, research plans and funding history, and teaching philosophy statement, as well as a list of the names of five references. Questions may be sent electronically to  Review of applications will begin December 1, 2020.  Applications received after this date will be reviewed upon receipt until the position is filled. Applications from women and members of traditionally underrepresented groups in chemistry are especially encouraged. There will be a preliminary Zoom screening of selected applicants, after which top candidates will be informed whether the following interviews will proceed virtually or in-person, depending on how the present coronavirus pandemic has evolved by that time.

The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Our mission is to advance the intellectual and social condition of the people of the state of Alabama, the nation and the world through the creation, translation, and dissemination of knowledge with an emphasis on quality programs in the areas of teaching, research and service. We are fully committed to campus life that embodies collaboration, collegiality, respect, and a culture of inclusivity. The University of Alabama recognizes the challenges of balancing work and family life of its employees. We are fully committed to providing programs and resources that help address these needs, including employee wellness, dual career assistance, child care, resources for new parents, eldercare, employee emergency relief funds, and leave policies. See and for more information.

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