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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. 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. In addition, the successful applicant will be expected to curate the invertebrate collection maintained by the Department of Biological Sciences and must provide evidence of curatorial experience and/or other relevant abilities.
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 Systematic Invertebrate Biology to begin August 2015. All taxonomic groups of invertebrates will be considered. Applicants whose research integrates modern genomic approaches to study the taxonomy, systematics, biogeography, and evolution of invertebrates 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. In addition, the successful applicant will be expected to curate the invertebrate collection maintained by the Department of Biological Sciences and must provide evidence of curatorial experience and/or other relevant abilities. The invertebrate collection at the University of Alabama contains significant holdings of freshwater mussels, freshwater decapods, and marine invertebrates. Individuals interested in diversifying this actively growing collection are encouraged to apply. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in the Biological Sciences or a related field and postdoctoral (or equivalent job) experience.
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 #0809229 ), and upload all requested documents. Questions about the position may be addressed to Dr. Phil Harris (firstname.lastname@example.org; 205-348-1831). Consideration of applications will begin December 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. For more information about the department, visit our website at http://bsc.ua.edu. 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.
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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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