Faculty Positions in Biophysics
Department of Biological Sciences and Physics Department
College of Sciences and Mathematics
Biophysics is a new research emphasis within the College of Sciences and Mathematics and is part of a developing partnership between Biological Sciences and Physics. We are inviting applications for two tenure track faculty positions starting in Fall, 2017. The
Department of Biological Sciences at Auburn University invites applications for the hire of a tenure-track faculty position (9-month) at the level of Assistant Professor. The successful applicant should have research focused on biological areas that significantly contribute to strengths within one of the existing core research programs in the department (http://goo.gl/VBmHo3). We are specifically interested in hiring individuals who study biophysical interactions from the cellular/molecular to organismal level. The successful applicant must establish an extramurally funded, nationally recognized research program. Instructional responsibilities include development of graduate and/or undergraduate course in biological-oriented biophysics or cell & molecular biology. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in life science or a related discipline. Qualifications include significant postdoctoral or professional experience, a strong record of publication and potential for funding. The Physics Department at Auburn University is seeking a highly qualified individual for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of biophysics; candidates at all faculty ranks (i.e., Assistant, Associate and full Professor) will be considered. Applications from both experimental and theoretical/computational physicists are encouraged. Research subspecialties within biophysics that are of interest include (but are not restricted to) soft matter and biological materials, statistical physics of living systems, complexity in biological systems, modeling of cellular processes from molecular to intracellular processes, and the interface between biological and physical systems. Post-doctoral research experience is highly desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to: (1) demonstrate strong leadership potential in the area of biophysics, (2) establish a new research group in the area of biophysics at Auburn University, (3) provide direction to undergraduate, graduate students and post-doctoral researchers in biophysics, and (4) conduct excellent instruction at the undergraduate and graduate level in the Physics curriculum. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Physics or a related field.
Applicants to the position in the Department of Biological Sciences must apply online at:
Applicants to the position in the Department of Physics must apply online at:
Candidates need to include in their application a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research and the names and contact information for three professional references. More information on these positions can be found at: http://www.auburn.edu/biology and http://www.physics.auburn.edu
Review of applications for both positions will begin December 1, 2016 and will continue until the positions are filled. The desired starting date is August 16, 2017. Candidates selected for these positions must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills are required. Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer.