Robert Ramsay Chair in Chemistry Search

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. The ability to teach chemistry or biochemistry courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels is 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 2020-2021 academic year.

Applicants should apply online 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 January 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.

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