Assistant/Associate Extension Professor: Production Aquaculture - Shellfish

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Assistant/Associate Extension Professor: Production Aquaculture - Shellfish

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The School of Fisheries, Aquaculture & Aquatic Sciences ( at Auburn University ( seeks applicants for the position of Assistant/Associate Extension Professor – Production Aquaculture, Shellfish. This position will be a twelve-month, non-tenure track position. The successful candidate will conduct extension (50%) and research (50%) activities in support of the off-bottom oyster farming industry on the Alabama coast and future applied shellfish projects.

Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate will be assigned to the Auburn University Shellfish Laboratory on Dauphin Island and develop extension and research programs both independently and in collaboration with faculty in Auburn. The director of the Lab will report to the successful candidate who will be responsible for overall administration and direction of the facility. A PhD in biology, aquaculture, biosystems engineering, environmental science, or closely related discipline is required at the time employment begins. Publication records in both shellfish research and extension are also required. Postdoctoral experience, a record of extramural funding to support extension and/or research activities, and a research area that complements those of current School faculty are desired. Salary is negotiable and start-up funds are available. The successful candidate must possess excellent written and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with diverse audiences. The successful candidate must meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the term of employment.

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Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply, go to and submit a cover letter outlining how the applicant’s background has prepared him or her for the described position, CV, and a statement of possible initial research and extension activities. When prompted, please provide the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three people who have agreed to serve as references. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position and application process may be directed to the chair of the search committee (Dr. Terry Hanson,

Auburn University is a Carnegie R1 research institution and one of the nation’s premier land, sea and space grant institutions with an enrollment of more than 30,000 graduate and undergraduate students. Auburn University is ranked in the top 50 public universities for its undergraduate programs. The University is located in the city of Auburn in east-central Alabama along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor, approximately 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, GA and southeast of Birmingham, AL and is about 60 miles northeast of the state capital (Montgomery). Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community, recognized as one of the “best small towns in American” with moderate climate and easy access to major cities or to beach and mountain recreational facilities. Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples. For details, visit the following link:

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