Huntsville, Alabama (US)
Commensurate with experience
November 17 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
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The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alabama in Huntsville seeks candidates for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Cellular and Molecular Biology starting August, 2022. The successful candidate will develop a research program with emphasis on cellular and molecular processes, bioinformatics, genomics 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, mentor graduate and undergraduate research, and teach at the undergraduate and graduate level. Teaching assignments will primarily be in cell and molecular biology and related courses. The department values diversity and is committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community. We particularly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups.

The Department of Biological Sciences is housed in the Shelby Center for Science and Technology with spacious, well-equipped teaching and research facilities. Collaborative research activity is encouraged with the Hudson Alpha Institute for Biotechnology 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 website, www.uah.edu/biology, to learn more about the department and the area.


FALL 2022


The UAH College of Science offers first-rate degree programs thanks to our award-winning faculty and state-of-the-art facilities. We provide a unique academic experience by blending a vibrant curriculum with hands-on experience.

  • Devoted College and Departmental Advisors provide each College of Science student with individualized guidance to equip them with the best tools for academic success.
  • Small, dedicated major classes promote quality instruction from engaged faculty in an ideal environment for peer-to-peer comradery.
  • College of Science students benefit from plentiful partnership and collaboration opportunities with NASA, the Department of Defense, NOAA, the HudsonAlpha Institute of Biotechnology, and many more.

Rigorous academics and real-life experience give our students a competitive edge and a degree that offers flexibility to grow into whatever field they choose. Take the first step to discovering what your academic future holds - explore our programs.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: The University of Alabama in Huntsville, classified as a High Research Activity institution, offers academic and research programs in the Colleges of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering; Nursing; Professional Studies; and Science.  Huntsville maintains one of the highest per capita incomes and standards of living in the Southeast.  It is a national center of aerospace and high technology research and is home to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. Huntsville and surrounding communities present many opportunities for healthcare research and professional practice.


UAH is a public national university located in Huntsville, AL, which has been named one of the best places to live by U.S. News & World Report. Its students hail from 49 U.S. states and nearly 50 countries. Included among this year’s enrollment of 9,636 was an incoming freshman class with an average ACT score of 27 and an average GPA of 3.97. Once they graduate, these students typically go on to earn a higher average starting ($62,200) and mid-career ($112,900) salary than most of their peers across Alabama.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline and postdoctoral experience.  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; 5) contact information for three letters of recommendation cellmolposition@uah.edu. For further information or questions, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Joseph Ng, at cellmolposition@uah.edu.

Review of complete applications will begin 1 December 2021 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.

UAH mandates that all employees maintain compliance with current federal regulations.

Please refer to log number: 22-23-569


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