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U Alabama. Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences.

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Salary: Undisclosed.

The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, invites applications for Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences. Applicants must have a Ph.D. and obtained the rank of Associate or Full Professor at their current institution. Evidence of significant intellectual contributions to their field of research, a strong record of publication and extramural funding, and a demonstrated commitment to teaching are required. The successful candidate is expected to foster, lead, and manage an integrative department with consideration of institute policies and procedures. The successful candidate should also demonstrate a commitment to the promotion of diversity and inclusion among faculty, staff, and students. While there is no defined research focus for the position, the successful candidate’s expertise should complement and advance existing research within the department and university. Candidates with prestigious achievements in their field and exceptional national and international reputations will be eligible for consideration for significant endowment support through appointment as a Shelby Distinguished Professor

The Department of Biological Sciences has approximately 1,800 undergraduate students pursuing BS degrees in biology, microbiology, and marine science.

In addition, the department currently has 130 graduate students enrolled in Biology MA and MS, Marine Biology MS, and Biology PhD programs.

The University of Alabama, part of The University of Alabama System, is the state’s flagship university. An R1 top-tier research institution, UA advances discovery, creative inquiry and knowledge through cutting-edge research in more than 30 research centers.  The College of Arts and Sciences offers an exciting and dynamic environment for faculty seeking to make an impact in their field and in the lives of the innovators and changemakers of tomorrow.  The largest college, Arts and Sciences houses over 8000 students and 1000 faculty and staff across 25 departments. The College is committed to the liberal arts philosophy that fosters creative thinking and a lifetime of learning.

Questions about this position should be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Steven Thomas ( To apply, visit  Start date is August 16, 2024. For additional information about the Department of Biological Sciences and this position, visit our website at

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