Auburn University
Assistant/Associate Professor in Bioinformatics/Computational Biology
College of Sciences and Mathematics

The Department of Biological Sciences at Auburn University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment (9-month) at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor in Bioinformatics and/or Computational Biology, beginning Fall 2014. We seek candidates whose research interests enhance existing strengths in Biological and Agricultural sciences at Auburn University, including comparative or functional genomics and evolution.

Candidates are expected to establish an extramurally funded, internationally recognized research program that trains graduate and undergraduate students.  Instructional responsibilities include development of an undergraduate/graduate course using bioinformatic tools and computational biology principles. The new faculty member will be housed in the Bioinformatics lab of the new Center for Advanced Science, Innovation, and Commerce (CASIC) facility at the Auburn University Research Park, will contribute to and provide leadership for campus-wide bioinformatics and computational biology initiatives, and will direct the application of the new approximately $1 million CASIC supercomputer cluster.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Life Sciences, Computational Biology or a related discipline, and excellent communication/ interpersonal skills.  Qualifications include postdoctoral or professional experience, a strong record of publication, teaching experience, and potential for funding; experience with next generation sequencing data is highly desirable.  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 continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.  

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2013 and will continue until a suitable candidate is found.  Applicants should submit (electronically) a cover letter emphasizing specific qualifications, a curriculum vitae, a description of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy/experience, and names and contact information of at least 3 references.  In order to apply for this position and view full details, please apply online at:  More information can be found at:

Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. 

Last updated: 10/02/2013