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Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Birmingham-Southern College
Birmingham, Alabama
Salary, benefits, and research startup funds available
Closing date
Oct 14, 2021

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The Department of Chemistry and Physics at Birmingham-Southern College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in the area of Physical Chemistry at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2022. The annual teaching load is three classes and/or labs per term and one intensive course during our January mini-term. Teaching responsibilities could include Physical Chemistry I and II with laboratory, as well as first-year Chemistry courses or laboratories. The successful teacher/scholar will have a robust research agenda that is accessible to undergraduates, avid interest in pedagogical development, and a desire to be an active and engaged citizen of the Birmingham-Southern community as well as a contributing and collegial member of the Chemistry and Physics Department. Candidates must have received a Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely related field by the time of employment.

Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) is a selective residential liberal arts college with an ACS approved program in chemistry. The College enrolls approximately 1200 undergraduate students and is a sheltering institution of Phi Beta Kappa. The College’s curriculum is based on close faculty-student interaction in teaching, advising, and research.  For more on the College’s faculty, students, educational mission, and national reputation visit

Birmingham-Southern College is located just minutes from downtown Birmingham, which is the largest metro region in Alabama and a leading hub for business, and medical care and research in the Southeast. Birmingham is a vibrant center for entertainment, commerce, and recreational activities. There are six higher education institutions within a short commute; a symphony; a ballet; a zoo; botanical garden; a renowned art museum; a world-class civil rights institute, and annual art, music, and film festivals – as well as numerous opportunities for outdoor adventure activities.

Applications should include a letter of application, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts (copies are acceptable), a statement of teaching philosophy, a summary of proposed research, and three reference letters. The committee will begin screening applications October 15, 2021 and will continue accepting applications until the position is filled.  Electronic submissions should be sent to Dr. Mark Rupright at

BSC is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their teaching, research, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. The College is committed to expanding the diversity of the faculty, staff, and student body and in creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all.  BSC complies with the Alabama Child Protection Act and E-Verify. EOE.

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