The Department of Biological Sciences at Auburn University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position beginning Fall 2020 at the rank of Assistant Professor in Developmental Biology with an emphasis in either Plant or Vertebrate/Terrestrial Systems.
We seek highly collaborative candidates who will examine fundamental mechanisms governing developmental processes. A successful candidate is expected to establish an extramurally funded, internationally recognized research program focused on developmental biology. Instructional responsibilities include development of graduate and/or undergraduate courses in developmental biology related to their area of emphasis. Faculty will join recent hires in Evolutionary-Developmental Biology of Marine Invertebrate Systems and an emerging group of Developmental Biologists in the department.
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. Desired qualifications include a strong record of publication, teaching experience, and demonstrated (or potential) ability to acquire extramural funding.
Review of applications will begin December 1, 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 contact information of three professional references. Applicants must submit their materials online at: http://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/3912.
The Department of Biological Sciences at Auburn University values diversity and is a welcoming and inclusive community of 39 research faculty (45% female), lecturers and coordinators, postdocs, and over 100 graduate students. Graduate programs include a Certificate in Computational Biology, and Ph.D. and M.S. programs in biological sciences. More information about the department is at: http://www.auburn.edu/cosam/departments/biology/index.htm
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