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Assistant Professor-Molecular Synthesis

The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL

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Science & Technology, Chemistry & Biochemistry
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Tenured & Tenure-Track
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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Assistant Professor

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Assistant Professor-Molecular Synthesis


204421 - CHEMISTRY

Position Summary::

Teach graduate and undergraduate classes in chemistry and biochemistry.
Seek external funding to establish a research program.
Conduct service to the benefit the department, college and university.

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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. Detailed information about the Department and its facilities can be found at 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.

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