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Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor of Biology

University of North Alabama
Florence, Alabama
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Posted Date
Feb 7, 2023

The Biology Department at the University of North Alabama invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Biology beginning August 2023. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Biology or a biology-related discipline (ABD with a completion date by August 2023 will be considered); applicants must also have broad expertise in the areas of ecology and biostatistics. Excellence in undergraduate teaching, research (including research activities involving students), and service are expected. The department offers a variety of BS options in Biology, Environmental Biology, Marine Biology, and Cellular/Molecular Biology. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Primary teaching duties will include advanced undergraduate courses in Ecology and Biostatistics along with majors-level and non-majors introductory biology, as well as possibilities for additional upper-division courses in the candidate’s particular area of expertise; the regular teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester (fall/spring; summer teaching is optional but not required). The precise area of research specialization for this position is open, but preference may be given to individuals whose background includes aquatic ecology or plant biology and/or complements the expertise of current faculty in the department. Development of an active research agenda and publication are required for tenure and promotion. Other expectations include participation in academic advising and serving on departmental, college, and University committees as needed.

The successful applicant must hold a Ph.D. in Biology or a biology-related discipline; ABD applicants will be considered provided that all degree requirements are met by the time of appointment. The successful applicant must also have the expertise necessary to teach and conduct research in ecology and biostatistics (including statistical analysis and programming experience using R).

To view a complete job description and/or apply for this position, please visit our Online Employment System at Applications will only be accepted via this system. Please be prepared to upload a cover letter, resume/cv, reference list with contact information for at least three professional/academic references, a statement of research interests (Other Document 1), and a teaching philosophy at the time of application.  This position also requires submission of a one-page diversity statement at the time of application.  Details regarding the diversity statement may be found here.

Official transcripts for the highest degree attained are required of the successful candidate, but unofficial copies will be accepted for the application process.  If any of your graduate hours in the relevant teaching discipline are taken from a degree(s) that is not your highest attained, an official transcript of that degree(s) must also be submitted. Electronic copies, if available, of unofficial transcripts may be attached under the attachment headings of Unofficial Transcript 1, Unofficial Transcript 2, etc. Electronic copies of unofficial/official transcripts may also be requested to be sent to If electronic copies of transcripts are unavailable, hard copies must be sent to: Human Resources, One Harrison Plaza, UNA Box 5043, Florence, AL, 35632 or brought to 601 Cramer Way, Room 226. Official transcripts must be sent directly to HR from the issuing school via email or postal mail to be considered official. Transcripts with a designation of “Issued to Student”, or with the student name listed as the recipient will not be considered official. Official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate prior to the start date of the appointment, but unofficial copies will be accepted for the application process. If you attended UNA, please click here to fill out an online, electronic transcript request form. Your transcripts will be delivered to HR and we will upload them to your application packet at no charge to you. For questions, please email or call 256-765-4291.

UNA is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving excellence and strength through diversity. UNA seeks a wide range of applicants for its positions so that one of our core values, ethnic and cultural diversity, will be affirmed. UNA is a smoke-free campus.

We welcome applicants who are committed to working at a university that values diversity, equity, and inclusion for faculty, staff, and students.

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