Freshwater Ecologist (Department of Biological Sciences) at The University of Alabama

Freshwater Ecologist

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 expertise.
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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