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Assistant or Associate Professor - Bacteriology

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Assistant or Associate Professor - Bacteriology

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The Department of Biological Sciences at Auburn University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in bacteriology beginning August, 2022 at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

We seek highly collaborative candidates with expertise in bacteriology. The Department of Biological Sciences at Auburn University is a scientifically broad, welcoming and inclusive community of 39 research faculty and over 100 graduate students. Graduate programs include Ph.D. and M.S. programs in biological sciences and a graduate certificate in Computational Biology. More information about the department is at: .

Applicants should submit: a curriculum vitae, a description of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a diversity statement, and the names and contact information of three professional references. The statement regarding diversity, inclusion and equity in STEM fields should detail how past and future contributions in teaching, research, and/or service will advance the College of Sciences and Mathematics’ mission of creating an inclusive environment. For more information, please click here .

Auburn University is an R1 University and one of the nation’s premier land, sea and space grant institutions. It maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence. Its 2020 enrollment of 30,737 students includes 24,725 undergraduates and 6,012 graduate and professional students. Organized into 12 academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s 1,450 faculty members offer more than 200 educational programs. Auburn University is ranked in the top 50 public universities in the country for its undergraduate programs. Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples. Form more information, please visit:

Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community, recognized as one of the “best small towns in America”. Situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama, the combined Auburn-Opelika-Columbus statistical area has a population of over 500,000, with excellent public-school systems and regional medical centers.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in microbiology or a closely related discipline at the time the appointment begins, and relevant postdoctoral experience. The successful candidate must possess excellent written and interpersonal communication skills. Candidates 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

Candidates whose research addresses molecular mechanisms underlying host-bacterial interactions, or the functional contributions of microbiota within hosts, are desired. Desired qualifications also include a strong publication record, teaching experience, and ability to acquire extramural funding to support an internationally recognized research program. Instructional responsibilities include development of graduate and/or undergraduate courses in microbiology related to their area of emphasis.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2021 and continue until a suitable individual is hired. Applicants should upload their Statement of Diversity and Inclusion in the other category under applicant documents.

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AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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