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Position Summary: This tenure track position for an assistant professor in Macroevolutionary Biology and Quantitative Genetics position requires a strong background in quantitative genetics and macroevolutionary research questions. With recent hires in the Department of Biological Sciences, a strong and growing core of computational biology provides opportunities for collaborative interactions. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree and postdoctoral training. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a funded research program and to teach graduate and undergraduate students. Assistant Professor Positions in Ecohydrology, Macroevolutionary Comparative and Quantitative Biology, and Cellular & Molecular Physiology The Department of Biological Sciences at The University of Alabama invites applications for three full-time (9-month) tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in Ecohydrology, Macroevolutionary Comparative and Quantitative Biology, and Cellular & Molecular Physiology to begin August 2018. For the Ecohydrology position, the successful applicant will establish an extramurally funded and internationally recognized research program centered on the interactions and feedbacks between ecological and hydrological processes through any component of the water cycle. Applicants should employ integrative, multi-scale approaches that combine field-based work and modeling to characterize relationships between the water cycle, regional climate, and the dynamics of terrestrial and/or aquatic ecosystems, and must be committed to excellence in teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. We are particularly interested in applications from individuals with a strong foundation in biological and ecological sciences and a demonstrated record of research in improving our understanding of coupled processes at scales ranging from watersheds to regions and in the context of global environmental change. The successful candidate will be encouraged to leverage Alabamas unique and diverse water resources to support an innovative research program, and to forge collaborations with the new NOAA National Water Center, which opened on the UA campus in 2014, and the diverse faculty at UA and Dauphin Island Sea Lab with interests in water-related research. For the Macroevolutionary Comparative and Quantitative Biology position, the successful candidate will have a strong background in comparative evolutionary analyses and quantitative genetics. The successful applicant will join a growing research core in computational biology and will be expected to develop and apply statistical comparative methods that link micro and macro processes to further our understanding evolutionary processes, such as linking quantitative genetic process models with phylogenetic comparative methodologies. Applicants with experience in mathematical modeling of evolutionary processes including advanced population genetics, game theory modeling, or optimality modeling are especially encourage to apply. Applicants must have a Ph.D. and post-doctoral or equivalent experience. Evidence of significant contributions to the field of macroevolution and a demonstrated commitment both to collaborative research and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels is also required. The successful applicant will be expected to establish an extramurally funded and internationally recognized research program in the field(s) of macroevolution and quantitative genetics. Teaching responsibilities will include basic undergraduate courses in genetics and macroevolution and graduate courses in the successful candidates area of expertise. For the Cellular & Molecular Physiology position we seek applicants with a broad focus on understanding mechanisms by which cell signaling gives rise to complex physiological functions in response to environmental factors (biotic or abiotic). Applicants using model or non-model organisms with expertise in optogenetics, in vivo genetic techniques, and/or systems biology approaches are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will be expected to establish an extramurally funded and internationally recognized research program in Cellular and Molecular Physiology. Teaching responsibilities will include basic undergraduate courses in cellular physiology and biology, as well as graduate courses in the successful candidates area of expertise. Depending on the applicants expertise, he or she may also have the opportunity to teach a course in microscopy research applications and serve as Director of the UA Optical Analysis Facility. Candidates for all positions 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 # 0810942 for the Ecohydrology position; Job # 0810973 for Macroevolutionary Comparative and Quantitative Biology position; or Job # 0810974 for the Cellular & Molecular Physiology position), and upload all requested documents. Questions about the Ecohydrology position may be addressed to Dr. Julia Cherry (cherr002@ua.edu; 205-348-8416). Questions about the Macroevolutionary Comparative and Quantitative Biology position may be addressed to Dr. Laura Reed (lreed1@ua.edu; 205-348-1345). Questions about the Cellular & Molecular Physiology position may be addressed to Dr. Matthew Jenny (mjjenny@ua.edu; 205-348-8225). Consideration of applications will begin October 21, 2017 and will continue until the positions are filled. Prior to hiring, the final candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment background investigation. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2018. Additional information about the Department of Biological Sciences and this available position can be found on our website at 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. Additional Position Information Candidates for all positions 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. Special Instructions to Applicants 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 # 0810942 for the Ecohydrology position; Job # 0810973 for Macroevolutionary Comparative and Quantitative Biology position; or Job # 0810974 for the Cellular & Molecular Physiology position), and upload all requested documents. Questions about the Ecohydrology position may be addressed to Dr. Julia Cherry (cherr002@ua.edu; 205-348-8416). Questions about the Macroevolutionary Comparative and Quantitative Biology position may be addressed to Dr. Laura Reed (lreed1@ua.edu; 205-348-1345). Questions about the Cellular & Molecular Physiology position may be addressed to Dr. Matthew Jenny (mjjenny@ua.edu; 205-348-8225). Consideration of applications will begin October 21, 2017 and will continue until the positions are filled. Prior to hiring, the final candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment background investigation. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2018. Additional information about the Department of Biological Sciences and this available position can be found on our website at 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. Please upload a list of at least four references (including contact information) to the "Other Document 1" tab. 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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