The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Auburn University invites applications for two tenure-track, 9-month positions at the level of Assistant Professor. Auburn University is an institution that is both highly research-active and committed to maintaining teaching excellence as one of the nation's premier land, sea, and space grant institutions. With these positions, the department is looking to fill research needs that will directly complement existing research programs and align with campus-wide research clusters. The successful candidates are expected to develop vigorous, externally funded research programs.
Of particular interest is research in the following two areas related to Chemical Biology:
Small-Molecule Synthesis. Synthesis of organic or inorganic small molecules that can be used to investigate biochemical processes and/or serve as pharmaceuticals.
Biochemistry or Biological Imaging. A focus on the development and application of probes (macromolecules, small molecules, bio-conjugates, etc.) or spectroscopic techniques to investigate biochemical processes is of particular interest, although other areas of biochemistry will be considered.
Duties also include teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a detailed statement of research plans, a 2-page statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of three professional references. For more information about the College of Sciences and Mathematics and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, please refer to our website:
http:// www.auburn.edu/chemistry. The review of applications will begin October 31, 2016 and continue until the positions are filled.
A Ph.D. in chemistry or a related field and at least one year of postdoctoral experience are required. The candidate selected for this position must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States on the date the appointment is scheduled to begin (August 2017) and must be able to continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills are required.
With approximately 23,500 students, Auburn University is a comprehensive research university. Human Resources serves approximately 1,900 faculty, 1,400 administrators/professionals and 3,000 university staff employees. Competitive benefit package.