Assistant or Associate Professor – Bacteriology

The Department of Biological Sciences at Auburn University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in bacteriology beginning August, 2023 at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. 
We seek highly collaborative candidates with expertise in bacteriology. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in microbiology or a closely related discipline at the time the appointment begins, and relevant postdoctoral experience. Candidates whose research addresses molecular mechanisms underlying host-bacterial interactions or the functional contributions of microbiota within hosts are desired. Instructional responsibilities will include development of graduate and/or undergraduate courses in microbiology related to their area of emphasis.

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2022 and will continue until a suitable individual is hired. Applicants should submit: a curriculum vitae, a description of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a diversity statement, and contact information of three professional references. The diversity statement should detail how the candidate’s past and future contributions in teaching, research, and/or service will advance the College of Sciences
and Mathematics’ mission of creating an inclusive and equitable environment.

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 2021 enrollment of 31,526 students includes 24,931 undergraduates and 6,595 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:

Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community, recognized as one of the “best small towns in America”. 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 excellent public-school systems and regional medical centers.

Candidates should possess excellent written and interpersonal communication skills. The successful candidate must meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the term of employment.