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Assistant Research Professor - Avian Immunologist

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Assistant Research Professor - Avian Immunologist

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The Auburn University ( ) College of Agriculture’s Department of Poultry Science is seeking candidates for the position of Assistant Research Professor of avian immunology . This faculty position is a full-time, twelve-month, non-tenure track research appointment renewable annually contingent upon satisfactory performance and funding. Full-time positions are eligible for benefits, including health insurance.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be responsible for developing an avian immunology program focused on the enteric immune system of broilers and immunosuppressive viruses. In addition, the successful candidate will mentor poultry science graduate and undergraduate students and produce scholarship through recognized peer-reviewed outlets, secure extramural funding to support his/her research program from external sources such as USDA - NIFA, NSF and other related federal sponsors, and from relevant industries in Alabama and across the country.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum qualifications are an earned Ph.D. from an accredited institution in poultry science, animal science, veterinary medicine, or closely related disciplines by the time employment begins. Candidates should demonstrate research experience in the area of immunology and pathobiology and also documented evidence of the ability to conduct research and ability to work with faculty and students across multiple disciplines. The candidate must possess excellent interpersonal communication, and organizational skills. The incumbent 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.

Desired Qualifications

Experience with avian immunology and virology are desired. Demonstrated record of securing extramural funding and documented experience mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in research are desired.

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Applicants must apply for this position by visiting the link: and attach the following:
1. Cover letter that addresses the applicant’s experience pertinent to the position responsibilities
2. Current curriculum vita
3. Copies of all academic transcripts
4. Statement of research philosophy and plan
5. Diversity statement

When prompted during the on-line process, please provide names, email addresses and phone numbers for three (3) professional references. Only completed application materials will be considered. To ensure consideration for the position, applicants are encouraged to apply by end of business December 31, 2023. The search may continue until the position is filled. Questions about this position should be directed to Dr. Ruediger Hauck, Search Committee Chair, Email:

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