Open faculty positions in Neuroscience, Vertebrate Functional Morphology, Freshwater Biology, and more

Neuroscience Cluster Hire

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, invites applications for three (3) tenure-track, 9-month, Assistant Professor positions in Neurobiology. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. and have post-doctoral research experience. We are particularly interested in researchers addressing questions related to 1) Neurophysiology; 2) Neuroimmunology; and 3) Neurogenetics. The successful applicants will join a growing core of faculty working in the areas of neurodegenerative disease modeling, neurogenetics and neuroinflammation, blood-brain barrier modeling, neurobehavior and endocrinology, and natural products pharmacology and drug delivery systems. Research expectations include mentoring graduate and undergraduate students and developing an externally funded research program. Teaching responsibilities include basic undergraduate courses in neurobiology and/or physiology and graduate courses in successful candidates’ areas of expertise. Successful applicants will be highly motivated individuals with the ability to collaborate with other faculty members in the Department of Biological Sciences and in other departments and research institutes (e.g., Alabama Life Research Institute).

Questions about the position should be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Kim Caldwell (kcaldwel@ua.edu). To apply, go to https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/49300  to complete the online application, and upload: (1) a cover letter; (2) CV; (3) statement describing past research achievements and future goals; (4) statement of teaching interests and philosophy; and (5) a list of three to five references (including contact information). The search committee will request letters of reference as needed. Consideration of applications will begin November 29, 2021, and will continue until the positions are 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 how the present coronavirus pandemic has evolved by that time. Prior to hiring, the final candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment background investigation. The expected start date is August 15, 2022. Additional information about the Department of Biological Sciences can be found on our website at http://bsc.ua.edu. 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.

 

Vertebrate Functional Morphology

The Department of Biological Sciences at The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, invites applications for a full-time (9 month), tenure-track Assistant Professor in Vertebrate Functional Morphology starting August 2022. The successful candidate will use modern analytical techniques to address fundamental questions in their area of expertise, establish an extramurally funded research program, demonstrate a commitment to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and participate in departmental, college, and university service. This individual should be highly motivated with the ability to interact and collaborate with other faculty in Biological Sciences, The University of Alabama Museum of Natural History, and from other departments and/or colleges. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in biology or a related discipline, post-doctoral or equivalent experience, and a strong record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals.

Questions about the position should be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Phillip Harris (pharris@ua.edu). To apply, go to https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/49388, complete the online application, and upload: (1) a cover letter; (2) CV; (3) statement describing past research achievements and future goals; (4) statement of teaching interests and philosophy; and (5) a list of three to five references with contact information. The search committee will request letters of reference as needed. Consideration of applications will begin December 1, 2021, and 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 present state of the coronavirus pandemic. Prior to hiring, the final candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment background investigation. Additional information about the Department of Biological Sciences and this position can be found on our website at http://bsc.ua.edu. We seek applications from candidates who would bring a diversity of backgrounds and experiences to the department. Women and members of traditionally underrepresented groups in the biological sciences are especially encouraged to apply. The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

 

Nicholene Bishop Professorship in Biology (Freshwater Biology)

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa invites outstanding individuals to apply for the J. Nicholene Bishop Professorship in Biology. This is a full-time (9-month) tenured position at the level of Associate/Full Professor. Candidates must have an established, extramurally funded and internationally recognized research program focused within the broad field of freshwater biology. The department’s faculty conducts cutting-edge research in the fields of global change biology, ecosystem ecology, and biodiversity science; we seek exceptional candidates who would complement these existing areas of strength. In addition to maintaining an international research presence, the successful applicant will be encouraged to leverage Alabama’s unique and diverse habitats and water resources to lead an innovative research program. Further, the successful candidate will have exceptional opportunities to forge collaborations with the NOAA National Water Center and the USGS Hydrologic Instrumentation Facility, both located on the UA campus, and UA researchers with diverse interests in interdisciplinary water research at the Alabama Water Institute, the Center for Freshwater Studies, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, and established local field research sites (UA’s Tanglewood Biological Station, nearby NEON sites).

Applicants must have a Ph.D., evidence of significant intellectual contributions to the field of freshwater biology, an excellent track record of federally funded collaborative research, and a demonstrated commitment to teaching in a biological sciences department at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Teaching responsibilities may include undergraduate courses in general biology or ecology, as well as specialized undergraduate and graduate courses in the successful candidate’s area of expertise.Questions about the position should be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Jon Benstead (jbenstead@ua.edu). To apply, go to https://facultyjobs.ua.edu, complete the online application (Job #49377), and upload: (1) a cover letter; (2) CV; (3) statement describing past research achievements and future goals; (4) statement of teaching interests and philosophy; and (5) a list of three to five references (including contact information). The search committee will request letters of reference as needed. Consideration of applications will begin 1 December 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Prior to hiring, the final candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment background investigation. The start date is August 16, 2022. Additional information about the Department of Biological Sciences and this position can be found on our website at http://bsc.ua.edu. 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.

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Non-Tenure Renewable Contract Teaching Position

The Department of Biological Sciences at The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, seeks to hire an assistant professor for a non-tenure track renewable contract (NTRC) teaching position starting January or August of 2022. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Biology or a related field. The NTRC faculty member will serve as the director of the department’s two field stations, The J. Nicholene Bishop Biological Station – Tanglewood (https://tanglewood.ua.edu/) and The University of Alabama Arboretum (https://arboretum.ua.edu/), overseeing their operations, facilitating outreach efforts and engaging with volunteer groups. Teaching duties for the NTRC faculty member include core courses for the major and field-based courses in the successful candidate’s area of expertise depending on the department’s need. 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. Juan Lopez-Bautista (jlopez@ua.edu). To apply go to https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/49387 complete 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; (5) a sample course syllabus, and; (6) evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., summary of numerical and narrative student evaluations, peer or supervisor observations), or evidence of instructional development (e.g., teaching-related workshops attended, teaching-related conferences and presentations). The search committee will request letters of reference as needed. Consideration of applications will begin October 29, 2021 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 how the present coronavirus pandemic. Prior to hiring, the final candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment background investigation. Additional information about the Department of Biological Sciences can be found on our website at http://bsc.ua.edu. 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.