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J. Nicholene Bishop Professorship in Freshwater Biology

Company: The University of Alabama
Location: Tuscaloosa
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Job Description:

Posting Details Requisition Number: 0812261 Number of Open Positions: 1 Position Title: Associate Professor or Professor Other Title Information: J. Nicholene Bishop Professorship in Freshwater Biology Organization: 204411 - BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES Position Summary: The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa invites outstanding individuals to apply for the J. Nicholene Bishop Professorship in Freshwater Biology. This is a full-time (9-month) tenured or tenure-track 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 the opportunity to forge relationships with the NOAA National Water Center, the Alabama Water Research Institute, the University's Center for Freshwater Studies, local research sites (UA's Tanglewood Biological Station, nearby NEON sites), and the diverse faculty at UA and Dauphin Island Sea Lab with interests in water-related research. Applicants must have a Ph.D., evidence of significant intellectual contributions to the field of freshwater biology, a 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. Ad Text: The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa invites outstanding individuals to apply for the J. Nicholene Bishop Professorship in Freshwater Biology. This is a full-time (9-month) tenured or tenure-track 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 the opportunity to forge relationships with the NOAA National Water Center, the Alabama Water Research Institute, the University's Center for Freshwater Studies, local research sites (UA's Tanglewood Biological Station, nearby NEON sites), and the diverse faculty at UA and Dauphin Island Sea Lab with interests in water-related research. Applicants must have a Ph.D., evidence of significant intellectual contributions to the field of freshwater biology, a 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 co-chairs of the search committee, Drs. Jon Benstead ((see application details)) and Alex Huryn ((see application details)). To apply, go to http://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/45992, 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 15 December, 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, 2020. 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.Statement for Joint Advert: The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Electronic application can be made at: http://jobs.ua.edu. Additional Position Information: UA EEO Statement 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, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf "EEO is the Law" Poster Supplement http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf " EEO is the Law" http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf"EEO is the Law" Poster Supplement http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf Search Initiation Date: 10/21/2019 Expected Starting Date: 08/16/2020 Special Instructions to Applicants: Questions about the position should be addressed to the co-chairs of the search committee, Drs. Jon Benstead ((see application details)) and Alex Huryn ((see application details)). To apply, go to http://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/45992, 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 15 December, 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, 2020. 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. College/School/Division: Arts and Sciences Post To Ihe Yes

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