Saxon Endowed Presidential Chair in Polymer Chemistry - Tenure/Tenure Track - 520734 Job at The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

  • The University of Alabama
  • Tuscaloosa, AL

Job Description

Apply now Job no: 520734
Work type: Regular Full-time (Benefits eligible)
Location: Alabama
Categories: Tenure/Tenure-Track Faculty

204421 - Chemistry


Position Summary
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Alabama seeks an outstanding individual with expertise in chemistry or biochemistry to fill the John F. and Mary Sue Saxon Endowed Presidential Chair in Polymer Chemistry.

Detailed Position Information
Preferred candidates will be leaders at the national and international level in their field(s) of study, have vigorous externally funded research programs, and will be able to play a leadership role in the department. A PhD in chemistry, biochemistry, or chemical engineering and the ability to teach chemistry or biochemistry courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels are required. The candidate's research program is open to any area of chemistry or biochemistry but should involve polymer or macromolecular chemistry, including biopolymers, broadly defined. Areas of research complementary to existing research efforts in the department and at The University are of particular interest. The position will be filled at the full professor level with a start date of August 15, 2024. Detailed information about the Department and its facilities can be found at

Minimum Qualifications
A PhD in chemistry, biochemistry, or chemical engineering and the ability to teach chemistry or biochemistry courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels are required.

Instructions and Required Materials for Application
Applicants should apply online at 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 December 1, 2023. 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, biochemistry, and chemical engineering are strongly encouraged.

About the Division/College/School
The College of Arts and Sciences at The University of Alabama offers an exciting and dynamic environment for faculty seeking to make an impact in their field and in the lives of the innovators and changemakers of tomorrow.

As the largest college at The University, we house over 8000 students and 1000 faculty and staff across our 25 departments.

With nationally recognized programs and award-winning faculty, our College has positioned itself as a leader in higher education. Our facilities and resources include state-of-the-art laboratories, research centers, and performance venues, providing students with hands-on learning experiences and opportunities for research and creative expression.

The College is committed to the liberal arts philosophy that fosters creative and critical thinking and a lifetime of learning.

About the University
The University of Alabama, part of The University of Alabama System, is the state’s flagship university. UA shapes a better world through its teaching, research and service. With a global reputation for excellence, UA provides an inclusive, forward-thinking environment and nearly 200 degree programs on a beautiful, student-centered campus.

A leader in cutting-edge research, UA advances discovery, creative inquiry and knowledge through more than 30 research centers. The University of Alabama has R1: Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity status by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and is among the top doctoral research universities in the United States.

As the state’s largest higher education institution, UA drives economic growth in Alabama and beyond.

About Tuscaloosa
Tuscaloosa is so much more than a college town.

It's a vibrant community that’s filled with legendary history. Located along the Black Warrior River, the city features a walkable downtown that’s complete with live music, locally owned shops, outdoor spaces to explore and local restaurants to meet every palate. With a geography ranging from suburban to rural, the area offers a variety of housing options along with excellent public and private schools and a wealth of recreational and entertainment options.

With a metro area population of 235,000, the Druid City lies about an hour southwest of Birmingham, in west-central Alabama. It’s within a few hours’ drive of Gulf Coast beaches and major cities like Nashville, New Orleans and Atlanta, making it a great base for growing better acquainted with the South’s finest offerings.

Background Investigation and EEO Statement
Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law"

Advertised: 01 Sep 2023 Central Daylight Time
Applications close: 01 Aug 2024 Central Daylight Time

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