Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in Microbiome Research

Auburn, Alabama (US)
November 01 2018
Life Sciences, Biology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Faculty Position in Microbiome Research

Department of Biological Sciences, College of Sciences and Mathematics

Auburn University

The Department of Biological Sciences at Auburn University invites applications for an open rank (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor) tenure-track faculty position (9-month) beginning Fall 2019 to strengthen our research program core area of host-microbe interactions. We seek candidates who are investigating the structure and function of microbial assemblages in association with animal or plant hosts. Candidates who are interested in understanding how the composition, dynamics and physiological attributes of complex microbial systems impacts the host are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will employ cutting-edge tools including (meta)genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and/or metabolomics to dissect the microbiome. Candidates are expected to establish or maintain an extramurally funded and nationally recognized research program and participate in the development and teaching of undergraduate and/or graduate courses.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in microbiology, virology, cell biology or a related discipline with postdoctoral experience, and a strong record of publication. Candidates selected for the position must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.  Candidate must possess excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.  Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018 and will continue until suitable candidate is found. 

Microbiome applicants must apply online at:   and should submit a 1-2 page cover letter emphasizing specific qualifications, a curriculum vitae, a description of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy/experience, and names and contact information of 3 professional references.

Questions about the microbiome position should be directed to: Paul Cobine, Microbiome Search Committee Chair, Department of Biological Sciences,

The Department of Biological Sciences is experiencing a growth phase with 31 current tenure-track/tenured faculty members with broad expertise in various disciplines including microbiology, evolution and development, ecology, and physiology. More information about the department can be found at:

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