Analytical or Physical Chemistry
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 rank of Assistant Professor. Candidates with demonstrated research expertise in experimental analytical or physical chemistry are encouraged to apply. We seek applicants who demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels to a diverse student body, and the expectation of establishing or continuing an outstanding, externally funded research program. The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) treasures the rich diversity of our student body, and we are committed to their success. Members of the CAS community are expected to reflect our value for inclusive excellence in both our work and learning environment as well as in our efforts to serve and engage the community.
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 was recently named America’s No. 1 Best Large Employer and America’s No. 4 Best Employer for Diversity (Forbes, 2021). Times Higher Education has ranked UAB No. 1 Young U.S. University for two years in a row, top 10 worldwide. Spanning more than 100 city blocks, UAB is the state of Alabama’s largest single employer 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, bioinorganic and 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 which broke ground in 2021.
Candidates for this position must have a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry or a closely related discipline, with postdoctoral or equivalent experience. 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 2022, pending budgetary and administrative approval. Salary is commensurate with years of training and experience.
Application materials may be submitted to Chair, Faculty Search Committee, at https://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/9763. Review of applications will begin on December 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 check investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.