Faculty Position at UAB - Radiochemistry

Birmingham, Alabama
Salary is commensurate with years of training and experience.
Dec 07, 2020
Feb 05, 2021
Field of specialization
Inorganic, Nuclear / Radiochemical
Job Type
Full time

Assistant Professor


The University of Alabama at Birmingham

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 the area of radiochemistry are encouraged to apply.  

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 (both preclinical and clinical), 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. Research space and equipment  is available for radiochemistry work.  UAB houses a state-of-the-art small animal PET/CT imaging facility for translational research.

The UAB Chemistry Department 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.  UAB is dedicating significant resources towards its science infrastructure in the next few years, with a new Science and Engineering Complex breaking ground in 2021.

Candidates for this position 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 upload the following application materials: 1) a cover letter indicating their interest, 2) a detailed curriculum vita, 3) a description of research plans, 4) a statement on their teaching experience and philosophy, and 5) arrange to have a minimum of three letters of reference sent in support of their application.  The anticipated start date is Fall 2021, pending budgetary and administrative approval.  Salary is commensurate with years of training and experience.

Application materials may be submitted to Chair, Radiochemistry Search Committee, at https://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/8006.  Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2021 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.