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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in Biology

University of Alabama at Birmingham, College of Arts and Sciences, Birmingham, Alabama

Position Description: 

The Department of Biology/College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) seeks a Biologist for tenure-track at the rank of Assistant Professor. UAB is a Carnegie Level 1 research university and academic health center named the Top Young University in the U.S in 2019. (Times Higher Education World University Rankings). For additional information about the Department, please visit:
We are seeking diverse candidates from all disciplines of biology who are using innovative approaches to teaching and research and can complement or expand existing strengths in the Department of Biology and across the UAB campus. Applicants using traditional or nontraditional species or groups to investigate fundamental biological questions at the molecular, cellular, and organismal levels will be considered. Preference will be given to those who work in research areas that are interdisciplinary and transformative.
With over 22,500 students and 2,459 full-time faculty members, UAB ranks in the top 20 public universities for federal research funding and is the major research and teaching university in Alabama. Interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching are prominent, and the Department of Biology collaborates closely with multiple units in the College of Arts and Sciences as well as across campus. UAB was recently named America’s No. 1 Best Large Employer and America’s No. 4 Best Employer for Diversity (Forbes, 2021). Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama, offering a vibrant and diverse cultural community with a wide array of recreational opportunities. The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) treasures the rich diversity of our student body, and we are committed to their success.  Members of the CAS community are expected to reflect our value for inclusive excellence in both our work and learning environment as well as in our efforts to serve and engage the community.
The application package should include a cover letter (max. one page), a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and future plans (max. two pages), a summary of teaching philosophy (max. two pages), diversity statement (max. one page) describing the commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion in education, and contact information for at least three references.


Required Qualifications
Ph.D. in biological sciences or a related discipline and postdoctoral research experience. At the rank of Assistant Professor, applicants must have an excellent research record, high productivity concerning peer-reviewed publications, and strong potential to build and sustain a vigorous, externally funded research program.
Preferred Qualifications
The successful applicant will also show promise to effectively teach a diverse body of both undergraduates and graduate students (M.S. and Ph.D.) appropriate to Assistant Professor.

To Apply:

For any inquiries or questions regarding this position, please contact search committee chair Dr. Shahid Mukhtar ( Review of applications will begin on September 30th and continue until the position is filled.
A pre-employment background check investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.
UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.