Faculty Position in Biophysics - Physics Department
October 1, 2018
Faculty 4-Year College/University
This is an announcement for a tenure-track biophysics faculty position in the Physics Department. Biophysics is a new research emphasis within the College of Sciences and Mathematics through a partnership with Biological Sciences and Physics. As part of this joint effort, the Department of Biological Sciences hired two tenure-track biophysicists in 2017, and the Physics Department hired one tenure-track biophysicist in 2018.
The Physics Department at Auburn University is now seeking a highly qualified individual for an additional tenure-track faculty position in the area of biophysics who will build strong collaborative relationships with the Physics Faculty; candidates at all faculty ranks (i.e., Assistant, Associate and Full Professor) will be considered. Applications from both experimental and theoretical/computational physicists 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.
About Auburn University
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.