Open faculty searches

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has two open faculty positions:

Assistant professor in molecular synthesis: The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at The University of Alabama seeks an outstanding individual with expertise in molecular synthesis to fill a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor rank beginning August 16, 2023. A Ph.D. in chemistry or a related field and relevant post-doctoral training are required.  Successful candidates are expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program and to have the ability to teach both undergraduate and graduate chemistry courses. Applicants with interests in all areas of synthetic chemistry are sought.  Proposed research programs that complement research interests of the Department and University are of particular interest. Applicants should apply online at and provide a curriculum vitae with a publication list, along with research plans and a teaching philosophy statement. In addition, arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the Chair, Molecular Synthesis Search Committee, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Box 870336, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 or sent electronically to Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to Prof. Kevin Shaughnessy chair of the molecular synthesis search committee.  Review of applications will begin October 15, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications from women and members of groups traditionally underrepresented in chemistry are strongly encouraged.

Associate or full professor in mass spectrometry: The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Alabama seeks an outstanding individual with expertise in mass spectrometry to fill a tenured faculty position at the associate or full professor level with a start date of August 16, 2023. The candidate is expected to have a strong publication record and a vigorous externally funded research program. The candidate will also provide faculty oversight to the Mass Spectrometry Facility in the department. A PhD in chemistry, biochemistry, or a related field and the ability to teach chemistry or biochemistry courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels are required. The area of research involving mass spectrometry is open, but areas complementary to existing research efforts in the department and at The University are of particular interest. Applicants should apply online at and provide a curriculum vitae including a publication list, research plan and funding history, and a teaching philosophy statement, as well as the names of five references. Questions may be sent to The review of applications will begin on January 1, 2023. Applications received after this date will be reviewed upon receipt until the position is filled.

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