The Physics Department at Auburn University is now seeking a highly qualified individual for an additional tenure-track faculty position, at the level of Assistant Professor, in the area of biophysics who will build strong collaborative relationships with the Physics Faculty, the biophysics cluster, and across the university. Applications from theoretical, computational, or experimental researchers are encouraged. Research subspecialties within biophysics that are of interest include (but are not restricted to) soft matter and biological materials, statistical physics of living systems, complexity in biological systems, modeling of cellular processes from molecular to intracellular processes, and the interface between biological and physical systems. Post-doctoral research experience is highly desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to: (1) demonstrate strong leadership potential in the area of biophysics, (2) participate in establishing a new research group in the area of biophysics at Auburn University, (3) provide direction to undergraduate, graduate students and post-doctoral researchers in biophysics, and (4) conduct excellent instruction at the undergraduate and graduate level in the Physics curriculum. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in physics or a closely related field at the time employment begins. Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills are required.
Applications need to include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research and the names and contact information for three professional references. More information about the department can be found at: http://www.physics.auburn.edu
The review of applications will begin on December 2, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. The desired starting date is August 16, 2020.
Candidates selected for these positions 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
Auburn, a world class Physics Department is a priority. The study of physics prepares students for a broad spectrum of exciting careers because it is essential in the growing complexity of our our highly technological world.
Though the Auburn campus is large, the Physics Department maintains a surprisingly high ratio of faculty members to our physics majors and graduate students. This means that each student receives the sort of individual attention that is usually only available at much smaller schools.