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Assistant Professor - Computational Biology - Microbiome

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Review of applications will begin January 4th, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Assistant Professor - Computational Biology - Microbiome
Posting Number P0774F

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

The Department of Biological Sciences at Auburn University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position (9- month) beginning Fall 2017. We are conducting multiple faculty hires with the aim of significantly improving departmental strengths in basic and applied computational approaches designed to address biological problems in two areas. This posting is for Microbiome Research (Host-Microbial Interactions Core Area). Additional information on this position can be found at:

This position will contribute to existing departmental expertise in empirical and analytical biology as well as capitalize on ongoing improvements in high-performance computing at Auburn which include a new supercomputer. This hiring effort is part of a multi-year initiative to strengthen computational biology capabilities in our four core research areas: 1) Behavior, Ecology, Evolution and Conservation, 2) Host-Microbial Interactions, 3) Evolutionary Genetics and Systematics and 4) Physiological Adaptations and Functional Genomics.

Successful candidates are expected to establish an extramurally funded research program that trains undergraduate and graduate students. Instructional responsibilities include development of graduate and/or undergraduate courses in the specialty area.

Applications should submit a cover letter emphasizing specific qualifications, a curriculum vitae, a description of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy/experience and the names and contact information of three professional references. More information may be found at:

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, Ecological Sciences, Computational Biology, Microbiology or a related discipline, and excellent written and interpersonal communication skills. Qualifications include postdoctoral or professional experience, a strong record of publication, teaching experience, 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.

Desired Qualifications
Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications will begin January 4th, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Posting Detail Information

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