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The mission of the Department of Chemistry is to provide professional development for students and faculty alike in the chemical sciences with a focus on a program which makes a difference locally, regionally, nationally, and globally. The Department of Chemistry serves as an advocate and conduit for the nexus of discovery, learning, and the dissemination of knowledge of the chemical sciences among academic units and programs of the University as reflected in the excellence of teaching, research, and service of our faculty and students.

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The Department of Chemistry at the University of South Alabama (USA) invites applications for a full-time (9 month), tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin August 15, 2022. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely-related field, including at least 18 credit hours of graduate coursework in Chemistry. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. The successful applicant will be expected to teach lecture and laboratory courses in Organic Chemistry and other courses based on the needs of the Department. Development of a vigorous, laboratory-based research program, involving undergraduate students, with a goal of external support, is expected.

The University of South Alabama is a comprehensive, public institution of approximately 14,000 students located on the Gulf Coast in Mobile, Alabama. The Department of Chemistry offers an ACS-certified B.S. degree in Chemistry and a B.S. in Chemistry with a biochemistry emphasis. Information on the Department, including a current list of available research instrumentation, can be found at http://www.southalabama.edu/chemistry. Additional information is provided in the College of Arts and Sciences Annual Reports, which can be found at http://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/artsandsci/deans_office.html#annualreports

At USA, the successful candidate will be part of a dynamic teaching environment with the opportunity to teach courses at a variety of levels. Our majors will have career aspirations that range from landing a job at a local chemical plant to teaching high school science or to furthering their education in professional or graduate school. Over the past several years, approximately a third of our Chemistry majors have entered the work force upon graduation, a third have gone on to graduate school, and about a third have been admitted to professional schools (medical, dental, etc.).

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.  

To Apply: please send the following in a single pdf file to Dr. Matthew Reichert (reichert@southalabama.edu): (1) a letter of application, (2) a current curriculum vitae, (3) copies of unofficial transcripts from all universities attended, (4) a statement of teaching philosophy, (5) a statement of research goals, and (6) contact information (email, telephone, and postal mail) for three professional references.

The statement of teaching philosophy should address how you plan to approach your teaching responsibilities both in and out of the classroom as well as describe the styles in which you are comfortable teaching. The statement of research goals should ideally describe multiple research projects, detail how you will integrate undergraduate students in your research program, explain start-up and instrumentation requirements, and identify how you plan to obtain external support. References may be contacted at any time after an application is received.

Applicants invited for a campus interview will arrange to have official graduate and undergraduate transcripts sent directly by the registrars of all colleges and universities attended to the Search Committee Chair:

Dr. Matthew Reichert
Assistant Vice President
Office of Research Communications,
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University of South Alabama
307 University Blvd.
Mobile, AL 36688-0002

Questions or inquiries may be directed to Dr. Matthew Reichert, Search Committee Chair, at reichert@southalabama.edu.

The University of South Alabama is an EO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression), religion, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.