Tenure-track positions in the Department of Biology


Posted on July 1, 2020 by Jeremiah Henning
Jeremiah Henning


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The Department of Biology at the University of South Alabama seeks applications for two full-time (9-month), tenure-track Assistant Professor positions to begin January 4, 2021. An earned Ph.D. in Biology or closely related field is required at the time of appointment. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. The department offers B.S. and M.S. degree programs. The successful applicants are expected to develop externally-funded research programs, involving both undergraduate and graduate students.
 
Position one is in Plant Systematics: the research specialty is open, but candidates using computational approaches are preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to teach existing courses in botany and plant biology, and develop new curricula in their specialty that target undergraduate and graduate students. 
 
Position two is in Development and Evolution: the research specialty is open, but candidates with a strong molecular background and expertise in the study of pathogens and/or disease in non-model systems are preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to develop new curricula in their specialty that target undergraduate and graduate students.  The ability to teach Genetics is a must.
 
To apply: Send by email in a single PDF document including in order:  (a) cover letter, (b) vita,
(c) statement of research goals, (d) statement of teaching philosophy, and (e) unofficial transcripts; also arrange for three original letters of recommendation to be sent to either kmajor@southalabama.edu (Plant Systematics) or jmata@southalabama.edu (Development and Evolution).  All interviews will be conducted virtually given the current Covid-19 global pandemic.  Successful applicants will need to arrange to have all official graduate and undergraduate transcripts sent directly by the Registrars of all colleges attended to the following address:
 
Biology Department
5871 USA Dr. N. Room 124
The University of South Alabama
Mobile, 36688
 
Review of applications will begin August 15, 2020, and continue until positions are filled.
 
The University of South Alabama is an EO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression), religion, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.


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