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Nontenure Assistant Professor in Physiology
The University of Alabama

Date Posted Jan. 27, 2022
Title Nontenure Assistant Professor in Physiology
University The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL, United States
Department Department of Biological Sciences
Application Deadline Mar. 15, 2022
Position Start Date Aug. 15, 2022
  • Assistant Professor
  • Biology - General

The Department of Biological Sciences at The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, seeks to hire an Assistant Professor for a non-tenure track renewable contract (NTRC) teaching position in Physiology or related fields beginning August 2022. We are seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic individual who is interested in teaching excellence and collaboration with lecture and laboratory experience in human anatomy and physiology or animal physiology and nutrition. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Biology or a related field. Teaching duties for the NTRC faculty member include lower-undergraduate core majors and non-majors courses, as well as upper-undergraduate courses in the successful candidate’s area of expertise depending on the department’s need. The candidate is expected to incorporate innovative teaching methodologies to enhance the learning experience of our students and achieve learning outcomes. The NTRC faculty member is expected to serve on department, college, and/or university committees and to participate in undergraduate advising. There is no formal research requirement. The position is structured as a renewable 9 month, 3-year contract with an annual performance review that will allow for promotion through the academic ranks.

Questions about this position should be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Matthew Jenny ( To apply go to complete online application, and upload: (1) a cover letter outlining qualifications (e.g., including courses taught, innovative teaching practices, academic experience); (2) CV; (3) a list of three to five references (including contact information); (4) a statement of teaching interests and philosophy; (5) a sample course syllabus, and; (6) evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., summary of numerical and narrative student evaluations, peer or supervisor observations), or evidence of instructional development (e.g., teaching-related workshops attended, teaching-related conferences and presentations). The search committee will request letters of reference as needed. Consideration of applications will begin March 15th, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. There will be a preliminary Zoom conversation with selected applicants, after which top candidates will be informed whether their formal interviews will proceed virtually or in-person, depending on how the present coronavirus pandemic. Prior to hiring, the final candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment background investigation. Additional information about the Department of Biological Sciences 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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Contact Information

  • Dr. Matthew Jenny
    Department of Biological Sciences
    The University of Alabama
    Tuscaloosa, AL


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