Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Physiology

Huntsville, Alabama (US)
Commensurate with experience.
September 24 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Tenure-track Faculty Position


The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alabama in Huntsville seeks candidates for a tenure-track assistant professor position in physiology starting August 2019. The successful candidate will develop a research program with emphasis on human/animal physiology, cell physiology and cancer, neurobiology, or other areas of national interest. Researchers and research areas that can productively interact with the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, a center of excellence and innovation in sequence intensive methods, would be favored. Faculty will be expected to engage in funded research, to mentor graduate and undergraduate research, and to teach at the undergraduate and graduate level. Teaching assignments will primarily be human/animal physiology and anatomy, and cell biology. The department is committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community. We particularly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups, including women and minorities.

The Department of Biological Sciences is housed in the Shelby Center for Science and Technology with well-equipped teaching and research facilities. Collaborative research activity is encouraged with the Hudson Alpha Institute for Biotechnology, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, and more than a dozen biotechnology companies in Cumming’s Research Park, all of which are located minutes away from the university.  Cummings Research Park is the 2nd largest research park in the United States with over 285 high technology companies.  Huntsville is a mid-sized city located in beautiful north Alabama, an area that boasts a reasonable cost of living and ample recreational and cultural opportunities. Please visit the department web site, www.uah.edu/biology, to learn more about the department and the area.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline, and postdoctoral experience is preferred.  Applicants should submit a single PDF that includes a 1) cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a research statement; 4) a statement of teaching interests; and 5) contact information for three letters of recommendation to physiologyposition@uah.edu.  For further information or questions please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Roger Cruz-Vera at Luis.Cruz-Vera@uah.edu

Review of applications will begin 15 October, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.  The University of Alabama in Huntsville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer of minorities/ females/ veterans/ disabled.

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