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Post-Doc/Visiting Scientist - Geological Sciences (GSC) - 514694

Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States

 

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Post-Doc/Visiting Scientist - Geological Sciences (GSC) - 514694

  • Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
  • Arts and Sciences
  • Research/Scientific
  • Regular Full-time (Benefits eligible)
  • Closing at: Dec 31 2021 at 22:55 CST

Pay Grade/Pay Range: Non Classified - Grade NA


Department/Organization: 204441 - Geological Sciences


Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:45pm


Note to Applicants: The College of Arts and Sciences is seeking to fill a total of two postdoctoral positions in any of its six natural science and mathematics departments (Biological Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Geography, Geological Sciences, Physics & Astronomy, and Mathematics). Review of applications will begin January 3, 2022.

Application Instructions: Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a research statement to the online portal at: https://careers.ua.edu

Please also arrange for three reference letters to be submitted to Leslie Wiggins (ljwiggins@ua.edu)


Job Summary: Under the direction of a senior faculty member who serves as a mentor for the postdoctoral appointee, The Postdoctoral Fellow provides for an internship and continuation of scholarly activity and research after achieving the Ph.D. or other doctoral degree.


Additional Department Summary: Postdoctoral Research Associate positions available to persons with degrees and research interests in the geological sciences, with the goal of transitioning successful candidates into tenure-track positions at the University of Alabama’s College of Arts & Sciences.

The College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Alabama and the Department of Geological Sciences seeks applications for the Dean’s Postdoctoral Research Associate positions. Successful candidates will hold a Ph.D. and demonstrate a record of academic achievement in a geological sciences research area. The department will establish a series of structured merit-based evaluations with the goal of transitioning successful candidates into tenure-track positions. The Dean’s Postdoctoral Research Associate positions have been established through a major College initiative begun in 2019 to promote an inclusive scholarly environment in which outstanding scholars support the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the College. We especially seek applications from candidates who would bring a diversity of backgrounds, experiences, and viewpoints to the department.


Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Applications are encouraged from excellent candidates with research interests in the geological sciences. Joint appointments across departments are possible. The minimum requirement at the time of the appointment is a Ph.D. in a field of research in the geological sciences. Initial appointments are for one year, with renewal contingent upon demonstration of research productivity. Home departments will develop mentoring plans detailing benchmarks for possible transition of Postdoctoral Research Associates into tenure-track professorship positions. Standard university hiring practices will govern any process of transitioning Postdoctoral Research Associates into tenure-track professor positions.


Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.


Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster

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The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, 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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