Assistant Professor in Animal Behavior

Auburn, Alabama
November 01 2018
Animal Behavior
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Faculty Position in

Animal Behavior

Department of Biological Sciences, College of Sciences and Mathematics

Auburn University

The Department of Biological Sciences at Auburn University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in animal behavior, beginning August 16, 2019.  The successful candidate is expected to establish an extramurally funded, internationally recognized research program focused on innovative approaches to the study of animal behavior.  Researchers who study social behavior are especially encouraged to apply.   The candidate will be expected to engage in the training of graduate and undergraduate students.  We seek candidates who will complement existing faculty with expertise in behavioral and physiological ecology.  The candidate will have teaching responsibilities in undergraduate Animal Behavior, will be expected to develop a graduate course in their research specialty, and will have opportunities to participate in alternative departmental assignments when requested.

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 possess excellent written and interpersonal communication skills and collegiality.  Desired qualifications include a strong record of publication, teaching experience, and demonstrated (or potential) ability to acquire extramural funding.  The candidate selected for the position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time appointment begins and continue working legally for the proposed term of appointment.

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2019, and will continue until a suitable individual 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 for three references.  Applicants may apply at:

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

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