Tenure-track faculty positions in Computational Biology and Microbiology

Tenure-Track Faculty Positions

Department of Biological Sciences
The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL

The Department of Biological Sciences at The University of Alabama is seeking two new tenure-track faculty members at the rank of Assistant Professor in (1) Computational Biology, and (2) Microbiology/Microbial Biology.

Tenure-Track Position in Computational Biology
All areas of computational biology and bioinformatics will be considered. Applications from candidates with a demonstrated record of developing and/or applying computational approaches to study biological questions in areas including comparative genomics and transcriptomics, evolutionary genomics, phylogenomics, computational ecology/ecoinformatics, cell and molecular biology, and systems biology are especially encouraged to apply.

Tenure-Track Position in Microbiology/Microbial Biology
All areas of microbiology/microbial biology will be considered. Applicants conducting research in microbe-microbe, microbe-environment, and/or microbe-host interactions using genomics, proteomics, and/or transcriptomics approaches are encouraged to apply.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in the Biological Sciences or related field, postdoctoral experience, evidence of the ability to establish an extramurally funded research program and mentor students. The successful applicants will be expected to develop an active research program, develop new courses in his/her area of expertise and participate in the teaching of existing undergraduate and graduate courses. Faculty in the Biological Sciences Department have diverse research interests and have interdisciplinary collaborations with UA faculty in the Departments of Chemistry, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Geography, Geological Sciences, and Metallurgical and Materials Engineering.

Applicants may contact Dr. Juan Lopez-Bautista the chair of the computational biology search committee, at jlopez@ua.edu, or Dr. Robert Findlay, the chair of the Microbiology/Microbial Biology Search Committee at rfindlay@ua.as.edu if additional information is desired.

To apply, go to https://facultyjobs.ua.edu, complete the online application (Computational Biology: Job #0808399) or (Microbiology: Job #0808400), and upload (1) an application letter with a list of three to five references (including contact information); (2) CV; (3) statement of research interests and goals; and (4) statement of teaching interests and philosophy. Consideration of applications will begin October 15, 2013, and continue until the positions are filled. Prior to the hiring, the final candidate(s) will be required to pass a pre-employment background investigation. Anticipated start date is August 16, 2014, although candidates seeking a January 1, 2014 as start date will be considered.

Additional information on the Department of Biological Sciences can be found on our website at http://bsc.ua.edu.

The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees.