Assistant Professor Job Search


The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alabama in Huntsville invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position.  Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in an applicable discipline. Faculty members are expected to obtain extramural research funds, teach classes and mentor students at the undergraduate and graduate level, and contribute to the department’s MS program and the interdisciplinary Biotechnology Science and Engineering Ph.D. program. Applicants with research programs in cell biology, developmental biology, genomics, genetics, computational or systems biology will be given priority. Candidates who anticipate productive interactions with investigators at the nearby HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology are especially encouraged to apply.  Teaching is important in the mission of the department and priority will be given to applicants qualified to teach in one or more of the following areas: cell and developmental biology, genetics, molecular biology, bioinformatics. The Department of Biological Sciences is housed in the Shelby Center for Science and Technology with modern, spacious, well-equipped teaching and research facilities.  Huntsville, a mid-sized city in northern Alabama, is home to several universities, the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, the Redstone Arsenal, Cumming's Research Park, and more than a dozen biotechnology companies.  Please visit the departmental web site,, to learn more about the department and the area.  The starting date for the position is August 2013.  Applicants should submit a single .pdf document containing a cover letter, vitae, research statement, statement of teaching interests and teaching philosophy, and contact information (including name, address, phone number and email) for three references to Dr. Joseph Ng, Search Committee Chair, at  Review of applications will begin December 10, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Employment is contingent upon satisfactory background checks. The University of Alabama in Huntsville is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Institution.