Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Watershed Sciences / Geomorphology

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Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Watershed Sciences / Geomorphology


204681 - NEW COLLEGE

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New College and the Department of Geography at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, invite applications for a full-time (9-month) tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Interdisciplinary Watershed Sciences or Geomorphology. The successful candidate will be appointed to New College with a cross-appointment in the Department of Geography in the College of Arts and Sciences. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an extramurally funded, interdisciplinary research program in the broad areas of watershed, coastal, marine or aquatic sciences, water resources, or geomorphological processes, with potential applications for watershed management or policy. Researchers examining coastal or fluvial erosion, flooding, landform evolution, or biogeomorphology are especially encouraged to apply.

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The successful candidate should employ interdisciplinary or integrative research methodologies, including field-based modes of inquiry, to complement New College’s emphasis on interdisciplinary research and teaching in Environment, Sustainability, and Conservation and the Department of Geography’s emphasis on physical geography and human-environmental interactions. Potential exists for collaborations with other University faculty interested in water-related research and policy through the Alabama Water Institute, NOAA National Water Center, and/or the USGS Hydrologic Instrumentation Facility. A strong commitment to excellence in teaching and advising of diverse undergraduate students with varied interests in interdisciplinary natural and environmental sciences is required.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. with evidence of significant intellectual contributions to the field and a demonstrated commitment to teaching in the natural sciences at the undergraduate level. Duties in the Department of Geography will likely also include graduate-level teaching and advising.

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Address queries to the chair of the search committee: Dr. Michael Steinberg at [email protected] To apply, go to, complete the online application and upload: (1) cover letter; (2) CV; (3) statement describing research achievements and future goals; (4) statement of teaching interests and philosophy; and (5) three to five references (including contact information). The search committee will request letters of reference as appropriate. Consideration of applications will begin January 29, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Prior to hiring, the final candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment background investigation and submit transcripts of all post-secondary education. The start date is August 16, 2021. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Because of COVID related travel restrictions, all interviews will be conducted remotely using audio-visual technology.
New College serves undergraduate students who pursue individualized programs of study, providing for faculty and students an integrated liberal arts experience with access to the resources of a large, comprehensive research institution (see The research and teaching foci of the Department of Geography include natural sciences, water resources, human-environment systems, environmental management and change, and human impacts on the environment (see
The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Women and members of traditionally underrepresented groups in the natural sciences are encouraged to apply.

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Posted: 12/1/2020
Application Due: 9/4/2021
Work Type: Full Time