Assistant Professor, Disease Ecology - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama


United States
(0809744)

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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 Disease Ecology. We are seeking applicants with a strong background in understanding host-parasite or host-pathogen interactions at the population and/or community levels. Applicants should employ integrative approaches to characterize the dynamics of disease transmission, parasite/pathogen manipulation of host behavior and physiology, links between social context and disease susceptibility, phenotypic evolution driven by host-parasite/pathogen interactions, or related areas. Candidates that utilize either field-based approaches or laboratory-based investigations are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. and post-doctoral or equivalent experience. Evidence of significant intellectual contributions to the field and a demonstrated commitment to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels are also required. The successful applicant will be expected to establish an extramurally funded and internationally recognized research program. Teaching responsibilities will include an introductory biology course, undergraduate courses in disease ecology or parasitology, and one or more graduate courses in the successful candidate’s area of expertise.


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 Disease Ecology to begin August 2016.
For the Disease Ecology position, successful candidates should have a strong background in research examining host-parasite or host-pathogen interactions at the population and/or community level. Applicants should employ integrative approaches to characterize the dynamics of disease transmission, parasite/pathogen manipulation of host behavior and physiology, links between social context and disease susceptibility, phenotypic evolution driven by host-parasite/pathogen interactions, or related areas. Candidates that utilize either field-based approaches or laboratory-based investigations are encouraged to apply. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory biology, undergraduate courses in disease ecology or parasitology, and graduate courses in the successful candidate’s area of expertise. Candidates 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 # 0809744), and upload all requested documents. Questions about the position may be addressed to Dr. Ryan Earley (rlearley@ua.edu; 205-348-1827). 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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  • BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
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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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