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. Highly qualified and more experienced candidates will also be considered at the tenured Associate Professor level.
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 2020.
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 2020, pending budgetary and administrative approval. Salary is commensurate with years of training and experience.
Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019 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.
Assignment Category: Full-Time
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
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.
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Internal Number: 5509
About University of Alabama Birmingham
In fall 2018, UAB had a third consecutive year of record-high over all enrollment with 21,923 students, including its largest freshman class ever (2,299), with enrollment growth in every school on campus and in the acclaimed UAB Honors College. The freshman class had an average ACT of 25.2 and GPA of 3.73- both higher than 2017. UAB's students are talented and diverse, with minority students making up 40.5 percent of the freshman class and 39.7 percent of the entire of the student body. Logo Logo UAB is was recently recognized as the Top Young University in the U.S. and 10th globally in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. UAB research expenditures are at a record high, exceeding $562 million in FY17, and UAB ranks 15th in federal funding nationally among public universities (top 4 percent) and 31st overall (top 5 percent). In National Institutes of Health funding, UAB ranks 8th among public universities (top 2 percent) and 23rd overall (top 4 percent) with more than $244 million. UAB Health system has over one million patient visits annually and is home to Alabama's largest hospital and the 3rd largest public hospital in the U.S. UAB houses the state's only level ...1 adult trauma center and the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Alabama and a five-state region. UAB is the state's largest single-site employer, with more than 23,000 employees, and has an annual economic impact of over $7.15 billion on Alabama.