Job announcement: Assistant Professor

The Department of Biological Sciences at The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, seeks to hire an Assistant Professor for a 12-month non-tenure track renewable contract (NTRC) teaching position in cell and molecular physiology or related fields beginning August 2023. We are seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic individual who is interested in teaching excellence and collaboration with lecture and laboratory experience in cell/molecular biology and human anatomy and physiology. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences or a related field. Teaching duties for the NTRC faculty member include lower-undergraduate core majors courses, as well as upper-undergraduate courses in the successful candidate’s area of expertise depending on the department’s need. Example courses include but are not limited to:  Human Physiology, Human Anatomy, Genetics and Cell Biology.  Summer duties will include working with other faculty to revise existing lab course curricula, and design new lab activities and CURE courses. The candidate is expected to incorporate innovative teaching methodologies to enhance the learning experience of our students and achieve learning outcomes.  The NTRC faculty member is expected to serve on department, college, and/or university committees and to participate in undergraduate advising. There is no formal research requirement. The position is structured as a renewable 12 month, 3-year contract with an annual performance review that will allow for promotion through the academic ranks.
         Questions about this position should be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Tyler W. Hodges ( To apply go to complete the online application, and upload: (1) a cover letter outlining qualifications (e.g., including courses taught, innovative teaching practices, academic experience); (2) CV; (3) a list of three to five references (including contact information); (4) a statement of teaching interests and philosophy; and (5) a statement on the ways in which issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion will shape your approach to teaching, research, and service. The search committee will request letters of reference as needed. Consideration of applications will begin January 4th, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. There will be a preliminary Zoom conversation with selected applicants, after which top candidates will be informed whether their formal interviews will proceed virtually or in-person, depending on the coronavirus pandemic conditions. Prior to hiring, the final candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment background investigation. The expected start date is August 16, 2023. Additional information about the Department of Biological Sciences can be found on our website at Applications from women and members of traditionally underrepresented groups in Biology are especially encouraged. The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees.