The Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology, within the College of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University, invites applications for a full-time 12-month tenure track position in Neuroscience and Neurologic Disease at the Assistant/Associate Professor level. Minimum qualifications include a PhD degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline at the time employment begins. Post-doctoral experience is strongly encouraged. Expertise in genomics or related disciplines is desired. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a scholarly and externally funded research program in the area of his or her expertise, and to work collaboratively with other faculty to develop dynamic, self-sustaining programs at Auburn University. Startup funding and lab space will be available. Other responsibilities will include team-teaching of Neuroscience/physiology (lectures and labs) to first year veterinary students and graduate students.
We are a multi-disciplinary department with existing research strengths for potential collaborations in areas of neuroscience, as well as reproductive, cardiovascular, and metabolic diseases (www.vetmed.auburn.edu/academic-departments/dept-of-anatomy-physiology-pharm…). Opportunities are abundant for collaboration with clinicians of the Bailey Small Animal Teaching Hospital (www.auburnvetmed.com) and the Auburn University MRI Research Center (www.eng.auburn.edu/research/centers/mri/index.html). Other collaborative research platforms that include networks of scientists conducting both basic and applied research are the Boshell Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases Research Program, the Canine Performance Sciences program in olfaction, neuroscience, genetics, and physical performance to advance canine technology, and the Auburn University Research Initiative in Cancer (AURIC). The CVM is also the home of the Scott-Ritchey Research Center (SRRC) that conducts interdisciplinary basic and translational research to improve the health of dogs and cats. More can be found at (https://www.vetmed.auburn.edu/research/scott-ritchey-research-center/). Similarly, the successful candidate will have opportunities for collaboration in university-wide programs such as the Center for Neuroscience Initiative (http://wp.auburn.edu/cns/).
The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United Stated at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin, and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. Excellent communication skills are required.
Completed applications should be submitted online: (http://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/20638) Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, summary of research and/or teaching accomplishments and future directions, as well as names and addresses (include email address and phone number) of three references. For inquiries regarding this position, contact Dr. Douglas Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org), chairman of the search committee.
Review of applications will begin December 17, 2020 and continue until a candidate is recommended for hire. Expected start date is Summer or Fall, 2021.
Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier public land-grant institutions. In 2020, it was ranked 40th among public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Auburn University is a Carnegie R1 Research Institution with very high research activity. Auburn maintains high standards for teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, educational Specialist and Doctoral degrees in agriculture and engineering, and the arts and sciences. Its fall 2020 enrollment of 30,737 students includes 24,505 undergraduates and 6,232 graduate and professional students. Organized into twelve academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s 1,426 faculty members offer more than 200 educational programs. The University, nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, has a positive work environment, strong student engagement, and a beautiful campus. Auburn University is deeply committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and throughout the community.
Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community, recognized as one of the best small towns in America, with excellent public school systems and an accomplished regional medical center. Situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama, the combined Auburn-Opelika-Columbus statistical area has a population of over 500,000, with easy access to major beach and mountain recreational facilities. The Auburn Arts District includes the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art and the new Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center. Collegiate athletic events and renowned academic speakers provide an array of opportunities for social engagement and personal growth. Numerous other cultural and recreational venues and idyllic escapes are within 1 hour of Auburn including Callaway Gardens, the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and numerous shopping and dining experiences. A moderate climate allows for extensive year-round outdoor recreational opportunities including trails for walking or cycling, Lake Martin with its 600 miles of shoreline, Chewacla State Park, and Tuskegee National Forest, all within a short drive from downtown.