The University of Alabama — Assistant Professor, Human Environmental Sciences

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Assistant Professor
Human Environmental Sciences
College of Human Environmental Sciences

POSITION:  Assistant Professor

POSITION DESCRIPTION
The University of Alabama’s College of Human Environmental Sciences is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Professor within its Human Environmental Sciences degree area starting in Fall 2021. This is a nine-month, non-tenure track, renewable contract position that will support the degree programs offered in the area of Human Environmental Sciences.

The successful candidate will assume responsibilities that will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses; coordinating HES core courses; assisting in program-related activities; and providing service to the program, department, college, university and profession. 

QUALIFICATIONS
Qualified candidates for this position are expected to have a completed doctorate in one of the disciplines associated with the College of Human Environmental Sciences, or a closely related area; previous experience in program or project coordination; and a record of excellence in college teaching, both in the residential and online environments. 

Experience or training in other disciplines (beyond that of the terminal degree) in the college is preferred as is a background in course and instructor development.    

COLLEGE
The College of Human Environmental Sciences is comprised of five interdisciplinary departments united through a common focus on life span development within context. The College has a long history of multidisciplinary scholarly activity and service implemented through the constituent departments: Clothing, Textile and Interior Design; Consumer Sciences; Health Science; Human Development and Family Studies; and Human Nutrition and Hospitality Management.

UNIVERSITY & REGION
The University of Alabama is a Carnegie rated Doctoral Universities -Very High Research Activity (R1) university and has been ranked among the top 50 public universities in the nation in U.S. News and World Report’s annual college rankings for more than a decade. With 53 Goldwater Scholars, 15 Rhodes Scholars, 16 Harry S. Truman Scholars, and 33 Hollings Scholars in UA’s history, we take pride in preparing our students through academic rigor and excellence to make significant contributions to research with national impact. Approximately 40% of the students in the freshman class scored a 30 or above on the ACT with 187 National Merit Scholars.

Tuscaloosa is centrally located in the southeast; the Birmingham airport is within a 1-hour drive; Atlanta, Memphis, Nashville and New Orleans are all within a 3 to 4-1/2 hour drive.  The Appalachian Trail and beaches of the Gulf of Mexico are both within an easy 5 hour drive.

APPLICATION INFORMATION
Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. This position is a non-tenure earning renewable three-year contract.  It is renewable each year based on performance, need and funding availability.  Applicants should submit:  cover letter (including a diversity statement to further The University of Alabama’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion), curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy (1 page), transcript of graduate coursework (attached as Other Document 1), and complete contact information for three professional references (attached as other Document 2) electronically to https://facultyjobs.ua.edu. 

For more information, please contact:
Deidre Leaver-Dunn, PhD, LAT, ATC
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Search Committee Chair
Box 870158
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0158
205.348.9176
dleaver@ua.edu

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, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.  Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases.

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