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Assistant Professor of Biology

Effective Date: August 1, 2020



  1. Ph.D. in Biological Sciences or a related field (ABD candidates will be considered)

  2. Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of physiology, anatomy, or related areas.

  3. Commitment to quality teaching

  4. Ability to direct undergraduate and graduate research

  5. Ability to work effectively with administration, faculty, staff and students from varied socio-economic/ethnic backgrounds


  1. Postdoctoral experience in biology, physiology, or related field

  2. Successful teaching in a small student-centered regional university setting

  3. Successful experience in directing undergraduate and graduate research

  4. Experience and interest in computer technologies and instruction

  5. Successful experience in advising students

  6. Experience with online courses

  7. Willingness to serve as pre-health advisor within the Department

  8. A commitment to be involved in recruiting students to our programs

  9. Ability and willingness to secure external funding through grant writing



  1. Teach classes as assigned by the Department chairperson.  Classes may include Freshman Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, and Human/Animal Physiology or other upper level electives.

  2. Direct undergraduate and graduate research

  3. Serve on departmental and University committees

  4. Perform other duties as assigned by the Chairperson and Dean

  5. Fulfill other duties expected of a faculty member, such as student advising, departmental recruitment and retention activities, public service, etc.

Salary: Dependent upon training and experience; includes excellent health benefits package


Application Deadline: Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled


To Apply: Send applications to:


Dr. John McCall, Dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics


  1. A cover letter

  2. A curriculum vita or résumé

  3. A statement of research interests and teaching interests/philosophy

  4. The email and phone number of three professional references; reference letters will be requested later

  5. Transcripts of all college work (unofficial transcripts will suffice for the application; official transcripts must be submitted prior to employment)


    Applications must be sent electronically as a single PDF attachment (include applicant name in file name). Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation.


The University of West Alabama does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability or sexual orientation in employment, or the provision of services.

AA/EO Employer

Minority applications encouraged