Auburn University
Assistant Research Professor of Biological Sciences
College of Sciences and Mathematics

The Department of Biological Sciences at Auburn University invites applications for a 12-month non-tenure-track faculty position in Biological Sciences beginning 16 August 2014. The position is a one-year appointment and is subject to annual renewal based on performance and funding.  The applicant will have the opportunity to provide additional salary support from external funds. The successful candidate should be trained in freshwater ecology and ecosystem restoration with specific research interests in crayfish biology, ecology, and conservation.  Teaching responsibilities will include instruction in undergraduate ecology and/or a graduate course in the area of specialization.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences or a doctorate in a related field and demonstrable teaching experience.  Postdoctoral experience also is desired.  Desired qualifications include a strong record of teaching at the undergraduate level, experience in museum curation and/or collections management.  Must possess excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.  The candidate selected for the position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time appointment is to begin, and continue working legally for the proposed term of appointment.   In support of our strategic plan, Auburn University will maintain its strong commitment to diversity with standards to help ensure faculty, staff and student diversity through recruitment and retention efforts. 

Review of applications will begin 1 July 2014, and will continue until a suitable applicant is found. Applicants should submit electronically a cover letter emphasizing specific qualifications, a curriculum vitae, statements describing teaching philosophy and research experience, representative publications, recent teaching evaluations, and names and contact information of at least 3 professional references.  In order to apply for this position and view full details, please apply online to:

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Last updated: 06/13/2014