Florida softshell turtle, Apalone ferox, photo by J.D. Willson

Assistant Professor in Vertebrate Functional Morphology

The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL
Closing Date
Review of applications will begin on Dec. 1, 2021 and continue until the job is filled.

The Department of Biological Sciences at The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, invites applications for a full-time (9 month), tenure-track Assistant Professor in Vertebrate Functional Morphology starting August 2022. The successful candidate will use modern analytical techniques to address fundamental questions in their area of expertise, establish an extramurally funded research program, demonstrate a commitment to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and participate in departmental, college, and university service. This individual should be highly motivated with the ability to interact and collaborate with other faculty in Biological Sciences, The University of Alabama Museum of Natural History, and from other departments and/or colleges. 


Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in biology or a related discipline, post-doctoral or equivalent experience, and a strong record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals. 

We seek applications from candidates who would bring a diversity of backgrounds and experiences to the department. Women and members of traditionally underrepresented groups in the biological sciences are especially encouraged to apply.

To Apply

Apply online at facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/49388. Complete the online application, and upload:

  • Cover letter;
  • CV;
  • Statement describing past research achievements and future goals;
  • Statement of teaching interests and philosophy;
  • List of three to five references with contact information. (The search committee will request letters of reference as needed.)

Consideration of applications will begin December 1, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. There will be a preliminary Zoom conversation with selected applicants, after which top candidates will be informed whether their formal interviews will proceed virtually or in-person, depending on the present state of the coronavirus pandemic. Prior to hiring, the final candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment background investigation.

Questions about the position should be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Phillip Harris (pharris [at] ua.edu).

The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

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