The University of Alabama Field Station and Arboretum Director: Alabama

The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL
Job Category
Faculty Appointments
Last Date to Apply
The Department of Biological Sciences at The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, seeks to hire a Director of the University of Alabama’s J. Nicholene Bishop Biological Station and Arboretum starting August of 2022. The position is an Assistant Professor for a non-tenure track renewable contract (NTRC). Although the position is non-tenure, it does include promotion to Associate and Full. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Biology or a related field. The NTRC faculty member will serve as Director of the J. Nicholene Bishop Biological Station – Tanglewood ( and The University of Alabama Arboretum ( Regular duties will include overseeing field station operations, facilitating outreach efforts and engaging with volunteer groups, and assisting with graduate and undergraduate research. Teaching duties are determined by the Chair of the Department in the successful candidate’s area of expertise, depending on the department’s need. Service is expected on department, college, and/or university committees. There is no formal research requirement. The position is structured as a renewable 12 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. Juan Lopez-Bautista ( To apply go to, complete online application, and upload: (1) a cover letter outlining qualifications (e.g., prior experience at field stations, arboreta, or botanical gardens; courses taught; innovative teaching practices; and academic experience); (2) CV; (3) a list of three to five references with contact information; (4) a statement of teaching interests, philosophy and examples (course syllabi; prior teaching experience and effectiveness; course evaluations; peer evaluations; or evidence of instructional development). The search committee will request letters of reference as needed. Consideration of applications will begin February 28, 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 the present state of the 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 We seek applications from candidates who would bring a diversity of backgrounds and experiences to the department. Women and members of traditionally underrepresented groups in the biological sciences are especially encouraged to apply. The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Biology or a related field.
Contact Person
Juan Lopez-Bautista
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