Biology Faculty Position

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The Department of Biology invites applications for the position of Department Chair at the rank of Professor.

Qualifications include: 1) a Ph.D. in Biology or closely related discipline, 2) a distinguished record of scholarly publications and excellence in research and teaching and 3) effective leadership and interpersonal skills and relevant administrative experience.

The chair will be expected to provide vision and creative leadership and advance the department’s educational and research missions.

A rapidly growing institution, known for quality teaching and research, the University of
South Alabama enrolls over 15,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and is located in a thriving metropolitan area of 500,000 on the scenic northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico. The Department of Biology has fifteen full-time faculty members as well as multiple part-time instructors. Information on faculty research interests and teaching can be found at The department offers BS and MS degrees in Biology. The Department also fills a critical role within the College of Arts and Sciences by offering numerous classes for non-science majors as well as science majors.

This is a twelve-month position beginning on August 15, 2014. Salary and start-up packages are competitive based upon qualifications.

Candidates should send an application letter, curriculum vita, research and teaching philosophy statements, a personal statement of administrative vision, and the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Sean P. Powers, Chair, Biology Chair Search Committee, 5871 USA Drive North, LSCB Room 025, Mobile, Alabama 36688. Electronic applications can be emailed to nmerrill@southalabama.eduReview of applications will begin on December 2, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of South Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer.

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