Freshwater ecologist (Alabama, USA) ~

16 de noviembre de 2013

Freshwater ecologist (Alabama, USA)

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alabama invites
applicants for a full-time (9-month) tenure-track faculty position at the
Assistant Professor level. The successful applicant will establish an
extramurally funded and internationally recognized research program in
freshwater ecology.  Preference will be given to applicants with a
background in state-of-the-art, quantitative methods serving studies of
freshwater ecosystems such as those related to, but not restricted to, food-
webs, ecosystem energy and nutrient fluxes, metabolic theory, climate
change, ecohydrology and macrosystems ecology.  We define ecosystem studies
broadly and encourage applications from individuals with a demonstrated
record of integrating population- and community-level research with
ecosystem perspectives.
The University of Alabama (UA) is near the geographic center of the Mobile
River drainage, a true hot-spot for global freshwater biodiversity.
Successful candidates will be encouraged to leverage this unique resource to
support an innovative research program, and to forge collaborations with the
new NOAA National Water Center, which will open on the UA campus in 2014,
and the diverse faculty at UA and Dauphin Island Sea Lab with interests in
freshwater ecology.  Aquatic mesocosm facilities are available near the UA
campus at the Tanglewood Biological Station. Teaching responsibilities will
include basic undergraduate courses in biology, as well as specialized
undergraduate and graduate courses in the successful candidate’s area of
Applicants must have a PhD, postdoctoral training, and demonstrated research
productivity. Queries regarding additional details should be addressed to
the chair of the search committee: Dr. Alexander D. Huryn at
To apply, go to, complete the online application
(Job # 0808674), and upload (1) an application letter with a list of three
to five references (including contact information); (2) CV; (3) statement of
research interests and goals; and (4) statement of teaching interests and
philosophy.  Consideration of applications will begin January 15, 2014, 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 anticipated start date is August 16, 2014.
Additional information about the Department of Biological Sciences and this
available position can be found on our website at
The University of Alabama is an Equal opportunity/Equal Access Employer and
actively seeks diversity among its employees.

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