Assistant Professor, Plant Systematics - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama


United States
(0809743)

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Detailed Job Description

The Department of Biological Sciences at The University of Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Plant Systematics to begin August 2016. All taxonomic groups of vascular plants will be considered. Applicants whose research integrates field and museum-based studies with modern genomic approaches to address fundamental questions in taxonomy, systematics, biogeography, and evolution of vascular plants are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will be expected to establish an active independent research program, attract extramural funding, and must be committed to excellence in teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. Ability to teach upper level courses in plant phylogenomics, taxonomy and field botany is desired. The successful applicant is expected to curate the UNA Herbarium maintained by the Department of Biological Sciences and must provide evidence of curatorial experience and/or other relevant abilities. The Herbarium at the University of Alabama contains significant holdings of vascular plants from the USA and the neotropics, and particularly from SE USA freshwater habitats. Individuals interested in diversifying this actively growing collection are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate also would serve as the Department’s liaison with the University of Alabama Arboretum.


The Department of Biological Sciences at The University of Alabama invites applications for a full-time (9-month) tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Plant Systematics to begin August 2016.
For the Plant Systematics position, all taxonomic groups of vascular plants will be considered. Applicants whose research integrates field and museum-based studies with modern genomic approaches to address fundamental questions in taxonomy, systematics, biogeography, and evolution of vascular plants are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant is expected to curate The University of Alabama Herbarium (UNA) maintained by the Department of Biological Sciences and must provide evidence of curatorial experience and/or other relevant abilities. The Herbarium at the University of Alabama contains significant holdings of vascular plants from the USA and the neotropics, and particularly from SE USA freshwater habitats. Individuals interested in diversifying this actively growing collection are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate also would serve as the Department’s liaison with the University of Alabama Arboretum. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate courses in plant systematics, dendrology or field botany, and one or more graduate courses in the successful candidate’s area of expertise.
Candidates for all positions must have a Ph.D. in the Biological Sciences or a related field and postdoctoral (or equivalent job) experience. Evidence of significant intellectual contributions to their respective fields and a demonstrated commitment to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels are also required. The successful applicants will also be expected to establish extramurally funded and relevant research programs.

A complete application includes (1) an application letter; (2) CV; (3) statement of research interests and goals; (4) statement of teaching interests and philosophy; and (5) a list of at least four references (including contact information). Letters of reference will be requested by the search committee as appropriate. To apply, go to https://facultyjobs.ua.edu, complete the online application (Job #0809743), and upload all requested documents. Questions may be addressed to Dr. Juan Lopez-Bautista (jlopez@ua.edu; 205-348-1791). Consideration of applications will begin October 28, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Prior to hiring, the final candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment background investigation. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2016. Additional information about the Department of Biological Sciences and this available position can be found on our website at http://bsc.ua.edu. Applications from women and members of traditionally under-represented 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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Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. 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 will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA

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, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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