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Assistant Professor - Biophysics

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Review of applications will begin December 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Assistant Professor - Biophysics
Posting Number P0761F

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

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. 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 ( 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. Candidates need to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research, and the names and contact information for three professional references. For more information about the position please visit

Minimum Qualifications

Applicant 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 candidate selected for this position 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.

Desired Qualifications
Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

Posting Detail Information

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Open Until Filled Yes
References required for this position? Yes
If yes, minimum number requested 3

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Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research and/or Goals
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