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The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa invites applications for a full-time (9-month) tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Ecohydrology. The successful applicant will establish an extramurally funded and internationally recognized research program centered on interactions and feedbacks between ecological and hydrological processes at any point in the water cycle. Applicants should employ integrative, multi-scale approaches that combine field-based data and modeling to characterize relationships between the water cycle, regional climate, and the dynamics of terrestrial and/or aquatic ecosystems, while remaining committed to excellence in teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. We are particularly interested in applications from individuals with a strong foundation in biological and ecological sciences and a demonstrated record of research in improving our understanding of hydrologically coupled processes at scales ranging from individual plants to entire regions, especially in the context of global environmental change. The successful candidate will be encouraged to leverage Alabama’s unique and diverse habitats and water resources to support an innovative research program, and to forge collaborations with the NOAA National Water Center, which opened on the UA campus in 2014, and the diverse faculty at UA and Dauphin Island Sea Lab with interests in water-related research.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. and post-doctoral or equivalent experience. Evidence of significant intellectual contributions to the field and a demonstrated commitment to teaching in a biological sciences department at both the undergraduate and graduate levels are also required. Teaching responsibilities will include basic undergraduate courses in general biology or ecology, as well as specialized undergraduate and graduate courses in the successful candidate’s area of expertise.

Questions about the position should be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Jon Benstead ( To apply, go to, complete the online application (Job #0811716), and upload: (1) a cover letter; (2) CV; (3) statement describing past research achievements and future goals; (4) statement of teaching interests and philosophy; and (5) a list of three to five references (including contact information). The search committee will request letters of reference as needed. Consideration of applications will begin 15 December 2018, 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 start date is August 16, 2019. Additional information about the Department of Biological Sciences and this position can be found on our website at Applications from women and members of traditionally underrepresented groups in Biology are especially encouraged. The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Statement for Joint Advert: The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Electronic application can be made at:

Position Request: Ecohydrology