Ecohydrologist at Bama!

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 the interactions and feedbacks between ecological and hydrological processes through any component of the water cycle. Applicants should employ integrative, multi-scale approaches that combine field-based work and modeling to characterize relationships between the water cycle, regional climate, and the dynamics of terrestrial and/or aquatic ecosystems, and must be 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 coupled processes at scales ranging from watersheds to regions and in the context of global environmental change. The successful candidate will be encouraged to leverage Alabama’s unique and diverse water resources to support an innovative research program, and to forge collaborations with the new 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.


Queries for additional details should be addressed to the chair of the search committee: Dr. Julia Cherry at To apply, go to, complete the online application (Job #0810972), 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 appropriate. Consideration of applications will begin 21 October 2017, 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, 2018. 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.


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Position Request: Ecohydrology