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Comparative Immunologist Assistant/Associate/Professor


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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please apply online at http://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/2042. Review of applications will begin March 1st, 2017 and continue until a candidate is recommended for appointment. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, outline of research plans, statement of teaching philosophy, letter of intent summarizing career goals and current research activities, and names and contact information including e-mail addresses for three references. 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, or any other classification protected by applicable law. The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time of appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time of appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Comparative Immunologist Assistant/Associate/Professor
Posting Number P0829F

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

The successful candidate will be expected to 1) establish a competitive research program in immunology that contributes to the research mission of the Department of Pathobiology and College of Veterinary Medicine, 2) collaborate with other faculty in the College of Veterinary Medicine on immunological aspects of research, and 3) support advanced training of veterinarians and graduate students in basic immunology and its application in translational medicine and health.

Departmental research programs exist in aquatic pathobiology, avian diseases, molecular virology and bacteriology, molecular diagnostics, food safety, pathogen detection, applied immunology, parasitology, platelet pathophysiology, molecular genetics, oncology, pathogenic mechanisms of infectious diseases, embryo-pathogen interactions, epidemiology, poultry pathology and neuropathology. Additional programs exist with opportunities for collaboration within the College of Veterinary Medicine and with faculty from across Auburn University (including the College of Agriculture, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, College of Science and Mathematics, Food Systems Institute, and Harrison School of Pharmacy). Diagnostic services include bacteriology and mycology, virology, anatomic and clinical pathology, parasitology, and molecular diagnostics. The department houses the University core lab in flow cytometry-FACS (including MoFlo XPD Flow Cytometer and high speed cell sorter, as well as ACCURI C6 Flow Cytometer Analyzer). Other University core facilities support advanced microscopy and imaging, laser microdissection, multispectral imaging, and in vivo imaging. In addition, through institutional collaboration with the Hudson-Alpha Institute for Biotechnology, a full array of genomic sequencing and functional genomic technologies is available.

Starting salary and appointment will be commensurate with professional and academic credentials and experience.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. degree in Immunology or closely related field, and a record of research training and accomplishment indicating either the establishment or the potential for establishment of a research program and record of scholarly achievement in comparative immunology, consistent with appointed rank. Minimal qualifications also include strengths in didactic classroom and small group instruction, and excellent written and interpersonal communication skills. Non-DVMs with basic and translational research experience in immunology are encouraged to apply.

Desired Qualifications

Additional desired qualifications include DVM degree and specialty board certification.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please apply online at http://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/2042. Review of applications will begin March 1st, 2017 and continue until a candidate is recommended for appointment. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, outline of research plans, statement of teaching philosophy, letter of intent summarizing career goals and current research activities, and names and contact information including e-mail addresses for three references.

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, or any other classification protected by applicable law. The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time of appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.

The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time of appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.

Posting Detail Information

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

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Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  3. Transcripts
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  5. Statement of Research and/or Goals
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Rec1 (supplied by applicant-optional)
  2. Letter of Rec2 (supplied by applicant-optional)
  3. Letter of Rec3 (supplied by applicant-optional)
  4. Other Documentation