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Assistant Professor - Physiology

Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama (US)
Competitive salary plus benefits
Closing date
Oct 19, 2023

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Life Sciences, Biology
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Full Time
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Physiology 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 in Physiology beginning Fall 2024 at the rank of Assistant Professor with an emphasis in Vertebrate Physiology. We seek a highly collaborative candidate who will build a diverse research group in vertebrate or comparative physiology working across two or more biological levels such as organismal, tissues, cellular and/or subcellular, cell signal transduction, neuro, or -omics. The successful candidate is expected to establish an extramurally funded, nationally recognized and dynamic research program focused in the field of physiology. Instructional responsibilities include teaching an upper-level undergraduate course, Biomedical Physiology or Anatomy & Physiology and development of a graduate course in physiology related to their area of interest. A successful candidate would complement the current group of faculty in the Physiological Adaptions and Functional Genomics research core group.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences or a closely related discipline, and relevant postdoctoral experience at the time appointment begins. The successful candidate must possess excellent written and interpersonal communication skills. 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. Desired qualifications include a strong record of publication, teaching experience, and demonstrated (or potential) ability to acquire extramural funding.

The Department of Biological Sciences at Auburn University values diversity, equity and inclusion, and we welcome the application of candidates belonging to groups traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields as well as international scientists. Our department is a diverse community of 30 research faculty, 7 teaching focused faculty, , and over 100 graduate students. Graduate programs include Ph.D. and M.Sc. programs in biological sciences, a Master non-thesis pre-professional Biomedical Sciences program, and a graduate certificate in Computational Biology. More information about the department is at:

Review of applications will begin October 20, 2023 and will continue until a suitable individual is hired. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a description of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and the names and contact information of three professional references. The addition of an inclusion statement describing how past and/or planned contributions to teaching, research, and/or service will serve to advance the mission of the College of Sciences and Mathematics in creating an inclusive environment would be highly desirable. Applicants must submit their materials online at:

Auburn University is an R1 University and one of the nation’s premier land, sea and space grant institutions. It maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence. Its 2022 enrollment of 31,764 students includes 25,379 undergraduates and 6,385 graduate and professional students. Organized into 12 academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s 1,443 faculty members offer more than 200 educational programs. Auburn University is ranked in the top 50 public universities in the country for its undergraduate programs. Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual- career couples. For more information, please visit: Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community, recognized as one of the “best small towns in America,” with moderate climate and easy access to major cities or to beach and mountain recreational facilities. Situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama, the combined Auburn-Opelika-Columbus statistical area has a population of over 500,000, with excellent public school systems and high quality regional medical centers.

Auburn University is an AA/Vet/Disability Employer and is committed to building an inclusive and diverse community.

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