[ECOLOG-L] Ecohydrology Faculty Position


The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa invites
applications for a full-time (9-month) tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Ecohydrology.
The successful applicant will establish an extramurally funded and internationally recognized
research program centered on the interactions and feedbacks between ecological systems and
water fluxes through any component of the hydrologic cycle. Applicants should employ
integrative, multi-scale approaches that combine field-based work and modeling to characterize
relationships between the water cycle, regional climate, and the dynamics of terrestrial and/or
aquatic systems, and must be committed to excellence in teaching and mentoring
undergraduate and graduate students. We are particularly interested in applications from
individuals with a demonstrated record of research in improving our understanding of coupled
processes at scales ranging from watersheds to regions and in the context of global
environmental change. The successful candidate will be encouraged to leverage Alabama’s
unique and diverse water resources to support an innovative research program, and to forge
collaborations with the new NOAA National Water Center, which opened on the UA campus in
2014, and the diverse faculty at UA and Dauphin Island Sea Lab with interests in water-related

Applicants must have a Ph.D. and post-doctoral or equivalent experience. Evidence of
significant intellectual contributions to the field and a demonstrated commitment to teaching at
both the undergraduate and graduate levels are also required. Teaching responsibilities will
include basic undergraduate courses in biology, as well as specialized undergraduate and
graduate courses in the successful candidate’s area of expertise.

Queries for additional details should be addressed to the chair of the search committee: Dr. Julia
Cherry at cherr002@ua.edu. To apply, go to http://ift.tt/1ouwf8l, complete the online
application (Job #0810362), and upload: (1) a cover letter; (2) CV; (3) statement describing past
research achievements and future goals; (4) statement of teaching interests and philosophy; and
(5) a list of three to five references (including contact information). The search committee will
request letters of reference as appropriate. Consideration of applications will begin 24 October
2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Prior to hiring, the final candidate will be
required to pass a pre-employment background investigation. The start date is August 16, 2017.
Additional information about the Department of Biological Sciences and this position can be
found on our website at http://bsc.ua.edu. Applications from women and members of
traditionally underrepresented groups in Biology are especially encouraged. The University of
Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer and actively seeks diversity among its

Statement for Joint Advert: The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action
Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Electronic application can be made
at: http://jobs.ua.edu.

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