Assistant Professor Ecology

Auburn University, Auburn
Oct 15, 2021
Dec 14, 2021
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The Department of Biological Sciences at Auburn University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Ecology, beginning August, 2022. The successful candidate is expected to establish an extramurally funded, internationally recognized research program focused on innovative approaches to the study of Ecology. All candidates with strong research programs in any ecological field will be considered. Those researchers whose work complements our existing expertise, and fills in gaps in community and population ecology, are desired. The candidate will be expected to engage in the training of graduate and undergraduate students. The candidate will have teaching responsibilities in undergraduate ecology and will be expected to develop a graduate course in their research specialty.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a description of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a diversity statement and the names and contact information for 3 professional references. The cover letter should include explicit reference to how the applicant’s research complements the existing expertise of our department. The statement regarding diversity, inclusion and equity in STEM fields should detail how past and future contributions in teaching, research, and/or service will advance the College of Sciences and Mathematics’ mission of creating an inclusive environment. 

More information about the department and its programs can be found at the following web site:

Auburn University is an R1 University and one of the nation’s premier land, sea and space grant institutions. It maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence. Its 2020 enrollment of 30,737 students includes 24,725 undergraduates and 6,012 graduate and professional students. Organized into 12 academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s 1,450 faculty members offer more than 200 educational programs. Auburn University is ranked in the top 50 public universities in the country for its undergraduate programs. Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples. For more information, please visit:

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Biological Sciences or a closely related discipline at the time employment begins as well as relevant postdoctoral experience. The successful candidate 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 begins and continue working legally for the proposed term of appointment.

Desired Qualifications: a strong record of publication, teaching experience, and ability to acquire extramural funding.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2021 and will continue until a suitable individual is hired. Please upload your Statement of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity under the other category under applicant documents.