Assistant Professor, Integrative Ecoimmunology - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama


United States
(0809244)

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Detailed Job Description

This position is critical for the department to serve undergraduate and graduate students, conduct research related to the strategic vision and plan of the BSC department, and teach a number of course offerings. The continued enrollment in BSC courses increases student demand making this a highly critical position of hire. We seek applicants whose research focuses on mechanisms driving changes in host physiology and behavior in response to parasites or pathogens under ecologically relevant contexts. Applicants should use broadly integrative approaches including, but not limited to, molecular, cellular, and physiological methods to characterize host immune responses, hormonal modulation of immune responses, disease susceptibility in a social context, parasite/pathogen manipulation of host behavior and physiology, and life history evolution. Candidates that utilize field-based approaches and/or laboratory-based investigations using model or non-model systems are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an extramurally funded and internationally recognized research program in Ecoimmunology. Teaching responsibilities will include basic undergraduate courses in biology, immunology, and graduate courses in the successful candidate’s area of expertise.


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 Integrative Ecoimmunology. We seek applicants whose research focuses on mechanisms driving changes in host physiology and behavior in response to parasites or pathogens under ecologically relevant contexts. Applicants should use broadly integrative approaches including, but not limited to, molecular, cellular, and physiological methods to characterize host immune responses, hormonal modulation of immune responses, disease susceptibility in a social context, parasite/pathogen manipulation of host behavior and physiology, and life history evolution. Candidates that utilize field-based approaches and/or laboratory-based investigations using model or non-model systems are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an extramurally funded and internationally recognized research program in Ecoimmunology. Teaching responsibilities will include basic undergraduate courses in biology, immunology, and graduate courses in the successful candidate’s area of expertise.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in the Biological Sciences or related field, postdoctoral (or equivalent job) experience, demonstrated excellence in research, and a commitment to excellence in teaching and the training of undergraduate and graduate students. Queries regarding additional details should be addressed to the chair of the search committee: Dr. Ryan L. Earley at rlearley@as.ua.edu.

To apply, go to https://facultyjobs.ua.edu, complete the online application (Job #0809244), 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. Letters of reference will be requested by the search committee as appropriate. Consideration of applications will begin 1 December 2014, 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 anticipated start date is August 16, 2015.

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.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please upload a list of at least 4 references with contact information to the “Other Document 1” tab. Thank you.



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
  • Assistant Professor, Integrative Ecoimmunology
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  • Student Centered Research University
  • Fostering a diverse student body & workforce
  • Biology
  • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
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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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