|Assistant Professor/Associate Professor Immunologist
Position Summary Information
|Job Description Summary
The Department of Pathobiology, Auburn University, is seeking a highly qualified, motivated, innovative, and collaborative immunologist to fill a tenure-track, 12-month appointment, with a significant research commitment. Candidates must have a PhD in Immunology or a related field at the time the appointment begins. Research excellence should be documented with a record of published research in basic/fundamental, translational, applied, or other types of immunology. The existence of an independent research program, or the ability to establish such a program should be demonstrated by the candidates' training, accomplishments, and grant-writing skills. Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills are also necessary for individuals seeking this position.
The successful candidate will be expected to establish a competitive, extramurally funded, research program in immunology that contributes to the research mission of the Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, and Auburn University. Potential areas of focus include but are not limited to inflammation, host-microbe/microbiome interactions, bioinformatics, global health, vaccine science, autoimmunity, neuroinflammation, cancer immunology, innate immunity, immunopathology, and viral immunity. The successful candidate will also be expected to collaborate with other faculty in the College of Veterinary Medicine on immunological aspects of research, and support graduate student and post-doctoral training in immunology and related studies.
The Department of Pathobiology has an active and growing research effort whose programs cover a broad range of areas, with cancer biology and genetics, avian diseases, and infectious disease as foci. Additional programs exist with opportunities for collaboration within the College of Veterinary Medicine and with faculty from across Auburn University (including the College of Agriculture, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, College of Science and Mathematics, and Harrison College of Pharmacy). The Department hosts diagnostic services that include bacteriology, mycology, virology, anatomic and clinical pathology, parasitology, and molecular diagnostics. The department also houses the University core lab in flow cytometry (including high speed cell sorting). Other College core facilities support advanced microscopy and imaging, laser microdissection, multispectral imaging, and in vivo imaging. In addition, through institutional collaboration with the Hudson-Alpha Institute for Biotechnology, a full array of genomic sequencing and functional genomic technologies is available. Auburn University is also an active network member of the
NCATS funded Center for Clinical and Translational Science (
CCTS) based at the University of Alabama, Birmingham.
Candidates must have a PhD in Immunology or a related field at the time the appointment begins. Research excellence should be documented with a record of published research in basic/fundamental, translational, applied, or other types of immunology. The existence of an independent research program, or the ability to establish such a program should be demonstrated by the candidates' training, accomplishments, and grant-writing skills. Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills are also necessary for individuals seeking this position.
Desirable qualifications include completion of post-doctoral training;
VMD or equivalent degree; MD or DO degree; track record of research funding; demonstration of a collaborative approach to research; high impact publications; and experience in graduate student teaching and/or mentoring.
|Special Instructions to Applicants
Review of applications will begin November 15th, 2022 and continue until a candidate is recommended for appointment. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, outline of research plans, letter of intent summarizing career goals and current research activities, and names and contact information including e-mail addresses for three references. For questions about the position please contact Dr. Bruce Smith at
The candidate selected for this position 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.
The College of Veterinary Medicine affirms that diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of our college and serve to enhance excellence in education, service, research, and outreach. The College of Veterinary Medicine will foster an environment that is culturally sensitive, respectful, welcoming, and inclusive in its interactions with its communities.
The College of Veterinary Medicine affirms its commitment to the recruitment, admissions, hiring, promotion, retention, and education of talented students, faculty, and staff members whose backgrounds reflect rich ethnic and cultural diversity. The college is committed to cultivating a climate that celebrates and supports diversity, equity, and inclusion not just in writing, but in the everyday actions and the policies that are implemented and maintained at the college.
Starting salary and appointment will be commensurate with professional and academic credentials and experience.
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