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A University for You

Carnegie R1 institution

150+ degree programs

30,000+ total students

We’re seeking the next generation of talented academics and researchers, ready to tackle today’s toughest and most pressing problems. Faculty are drawn to Auburn for outstanding career opportunities. They flourish here because they are embraced by a community that makes it easy to balance work with family and achievement with satisfaction.

Here you’ll discover a university where your professional goals and personal life will come together. Here you’ll discover a place where you will live, work and thrive. Join us.

A Community of Scholars

1,426 full-time instructional faculty

20:1 student/faculty ratio

78% of faculty hold terminal degrees

Solving society’s grand challenges demands we transcend institutional boundaries. At Auburn, faculty collaboration comes naturally because faculty live in a community where colleagues are friends, research partners are neighbors and casual conversations ignite transformational partnerships.

Our faculty are a diverse group of academics, creatives, researchers and change-makers. Their innovative discovery and scholarship portfolio is vast, and their ethos of collaboration leads to new and inspired ways of thinking and learning.

Auburn faculty are exemplars of innovative teaching and academic thought leaders. Whether leveraging active learning technology or bringing a new approach to the classroom, Auburn faculty are committed to continuously improving student outcomes.

A Drive to Transform

$5.6 billion contributed to the state of Alabama

$150 million secured by faculty in funding each year

40 centers and institutes for interdisciplinary research

Auburn faculty are an elite group, known internationally for the excellence of their teaching and quality of their research. Their discoveries power our economy, improve our well-being, and make our communities thrive.

Their reputation for excellence is well-deserved, and it serves to attract a prestigious roster of private and public partners. These partnerships pair our faculty innovation with industry demands, connect our students with real-world experience and supply an ever-expanding economy with the workforce and resources it requires.

We also share a drive to improve the human condition. Public service is one of Auburn’s core values, and we share knowledge and resources directly through our award-winning Extension and Outreach programs. Because of our meaningful presence throughout the state, Auburn faculty and researchers impact lives while advancing their work.

A Path to Success

$191,000 in grants awarded to faculty to advance innovative instruction in 2020-2021

175 endowed faculty recognized from 2019-2021

80 new tenure-track faculty promoted in fall 2021

Academic excellence is defined by faculty who strive to do their very best work throughout their academic careers. Our faculty build successful and rewarding professional careers at Auburn. Through tailored and holistic resources, the university provides the support you need to soar.

We promote new faculty achievements and support work-life balance through a variety of programs. Auburn engages new faculty through formal and informal mentoring opportunities that support their development throughout their career.

Engaged faculty are high-achieving faculty. As they develop professionally, recognition and rewards are essential to their continued success. We are committed to the consistent application of policies and procedures across the university. That’s why Auburn focuses on clear tenure and promotion processes and acknowledges our faculty once they reach this milestone.

Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the needs of faculty, including dual-career couples.

A Place to Call Home

Voted best places to retire
Forbes- 2014

Voted best small places for business and careers
Forbes - 2014

Auburn City Schools ranked best in the state and nation

The Auburn Family – a robust network of more than 5,000 faculty and staff, 30,000 students, and more than 300,000 alumni – might live on all corners of the map, but it’s Toomer’s Corner they call home.

The city of Auburn is a thriving hub where innovative entrepreneurs, creative thinkers and trusted leaders converge. Our robust economy, top-ranked education system and high quality of life attract a diverse and vibrant group of people who don’t just live here – they put down roots.

The community and the university are old friends and the energy and enthusiasm from campus radiate throughout Auburn. The special relationship between the city and its namesake university strengthens our legendary traditions and spirited camaraderie.

Living in Auburn

Timeless Traditions

From screaming fans inside Jordan-Hare Stadium and the Auburn Arena to the majestic flight of the eagle before each home football game, our traditions are consistently voted the best in college sports. An iconic Auburn location, Toomer’s Corner marks the heart of town and is home to the time-honored tradition of rolling the oaks at Toomer’s Corner after an Auburn victory.

Outdoor Recreation

From the natural spring waters of Chewacla State Park to the seemingly endless miles of versatile mountain trails, living in Auburn is perfectly suited for an active lifestyle. Hit the links at one of six golf courses or spend a tranquil weekend at Lake Martin – one of the largest manmade lakes in the United States.

Central Location

Auburn is centrally located in the Southeast and is easily accessible via interstate highway or by air. The city is just a 90-minute drive from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport which offers regular flights to North and South America, Central America, Europe, Africa and Asia. There’s plenty to do and see in Auburn, but many other leading Southeastern destinations are within driving distance.

Arts and Culture

Take a drive down South College and a budding arts district greets you. On one side sits the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Arts, the only accredited university art museum in Alabama. The Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center, East Alabama’s premier performing arts venue, sits on the other. Opening spring 2022 and situated adjacent to Samford Hall, the Tony and Libba Rane Culinary Science Center will be America’s only 5-star, 5-diamond training hotel housing a spa, restaurant, rooftop garden, and more.

Celebrated Cuisine

Auburn has made a name for itself in the food scene with Southern Living recently calling it a “culinary powerhouse.” The number of restaurants has tripled in the past few years and several local chefs have been named James Beard Award nominees and semifinalists. From casual fare to fine dining, the more than 200 dining offerings in the area are regularly featured in Southern Living, Gourmet, Garden & Gun, and Wine Spectator, to name a few.

Top-Ranked Schools

Auburn City Schools are consistently ranked among the top in the state and offer an award-winning K-12 system with nearly 9,000 students. Several local providers offer year-round childcare for infants to 5-year-olds. University employees have registration priority at Big Blue Marble Academy, a childcare facility for ages six weeks to five years.

Auburn is the perfect balance of culture and charm. Explore more of Auburn and our sister city, Opelika.