Assistant Professor in Global Change Biology of Marine Systems

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

Faculty Position in

Global Change Biology of Marine Systems

Department of Biological Sciences, College of Sciences and


Auburn University

The Department of Biological Sciences at Auburn University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Global Change Biology of Marine Systems. The successful candidate is expected to begin Fall 2019 and establish an extramurally funded, internationally recognized research program focused on biological responses to global anthropogenic change. We seek candidates who will strengthen our marine biology program ( and also complement our core area in Behavior, Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation ( We welcome candidates with research interests in population and community dynamics, invasive species biology, host-symbiont interactions, disturbance ecology, and other aspects of marine global change.  Auburn University has formal ties to Dauphin Island Sea Laboratory (, which offers new faculty unique opportunities to build research collaborations.  The candidate will have teaching responsibilities in undergraduate marine science or related courses, and will be expected to develop or contribute to a graduate course in their research specialty.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, or a closely related discipline at the time employment begins, and relevant postdoctoral experience. The successful candidate must demonstrate excellent written and interpersonal communication skills and collegiality.  Desired qualifications include a strong record of publication, teaching experience, and demonstrated ability to acquire extramural 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 to continue to work legally for the proposed term of employment.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018, and will continue until a suitable candidate is hired.  Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, a description of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and the names and contact information of three professional references.  Applicants must submit their materials online at:

More information about the department and its programs can be found at the following website:

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