University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
November 29 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type


The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alabama invites applications for a full-time (9-month) tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Marine Biology to begin August 2019.

The Marine Biology position will be based at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL; on the Alabama Coast near Mobile. DISL offers excellent research facilities and support. We seek a highly innovative and collaborative scientist with a strong academic background in Marine Biology. The successful candidate is expected to establish an active, independent research program and attract extramural funding while also mentoring and teaching undergraduate and graduate students. Candidates whose research addresses problems facing marine systems such as coral bleaching and disease, ocean acidification, eutrophication, and other anthropogenic impacts are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants should have demonstrated experience using modern analytical techniques to address fundamental questions in their area of research. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated individual with the ability to interact with other faculty members in the Department of Biological Sciences and at the DISL and who demonstrates a strong record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals. Teaching responsibilities will include an undergraduate course in Marine Biology, as well as specialized undergraduate and graduate courses in the successful candidate’s area of expertise.

Candidates for this position 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 be expected to establish extramurally funded and relevant research pro-grams. 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, complete the on-line application at for the Marine Biology position, and upload all requested documents. Questions about the Marine Biology position to Dr. Julie Olson (; 205-348-2633). Consideration of applications will begin December 15, 2018 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, 2019. Additional information about the Department of Biological Sciences and these positions can be found on our website at Applications from women and members of 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.