The University of South Alabama Department of Biology seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Vertebrate Ecology, starting August 15, 2013. Applicants with broad training in ecology and systematics of vertebrates are preferred. The individual is expected to teach an undergraduate class in Biology of Terrestrial Vertebrates, a class in one of the following areas: Herpetology, Ornithology, or Animal Behavior, and may develop a graduate course in their specialty. Preference will be given to candidates who can also teach our core course in Genetics. The successful candidate will serve as curator of the university’s Vertebrate Natural History Collection. Candidates are expected to develop an externally funded research program. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Biology or related field. Postdoctoral experience preferred.
More about the area and the campus...
of South Alabama comprises about 15,000 students, 9 colleges,
many M.S. programs, 5 Ph.D. programs, and includes
a comprehensive medical school. The Department of Biological
Sciences has 14 full-time faculty. The department offers
both B.S. and M.S. degrees and is well equipped for
both field and molecular research.
The university is located in Mobile, with a metro area population of about 300,000. The campus is located in a wooded area in a mild Gulf Coast environment, including nearby extensive, pristine freshwater habitats of the Mobile Delta, as well as estuarine and marine locales.
Here on campus, the University’s Program in Basic Medical Sciences and Cancer Research Institute faculty offer collaborative opportunities as well and access to institutional shared resources (e.g. electron microscopy center, genomics/proteomics facility, FACS, Confocal microscopy, etc).
Send cover letter, vitae, official graduate and undergraduate transcripts, statements of teaching philosophy and research goals, and three original recommendation letters to: Vertebrate Ecology Search Chair, University of South Alabama, Department of Biology, 5871 USA Dr. N, Rm 124, Mobile, AL 36688; (251) 460-6331.
Review of applications will begin 1 October 2012 and continue until the position is filled. The University of South Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer.