Assistant Professor (Political Ecology)
Detailed Job Description
The Department of Geography at The University of Alabama seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor who will support the continued expansion of our Department including the implementation of our anticipated Ph.D. program.
ALABAMA, TUSCALOOSA 35487-0322. The University of Alabama, Department of Geography invites applications for two tenure track positions in the areas of Political Ecology and Water-Food-Energy Nexus, starting August 16, 2017 at the rank of Assistant Professor. This new position will support the expansion of our Department and the implementation of our new Ph.D. program, tentatively scheduled to begin fall 2017. Successful candidates will demonstrate excellence in teaching and research, as well as potential for developing robust, externally funded research programs that complement one or more of the department’s broader research foci including: water resources and human-environment systems, environmental management and change, human impacts on the environment, and geospatial analysis (see geography.ua.edu). A Ph.D. in Geography or closely related discipline at time of appointment is required. The University of Alabama is rapidly growing (37,100 students) and provides excellent faculty support and many opportunities to collaborate with scientists on the Tuscaloosa campus, including the new NOAA National Water Center www.nws.noaa.gov/oh/nwc/, the Water Policy and Law Institute, and the new Alabama Water Institute. Formal review of applications will begin October 3, 2016 and will continue until the positions are filled. Apply online at http://facultyjobs.ua.edu. Applicants must attach a cover letter, CV (including contact information for at least three references), and two separate statements of research and teaching interests. For additional information, contact Search Committee Chair, Michael Steinberg (
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The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.