Assistant Professor in Mycology (Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology) at Auburn University

The Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at Auburn University is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Professor in Mycology. We are especially interested in candidates that study the genetic, molecular, ecological, and/or phylogenetic aspects of plant-fungal interactions to better manage important plant diseases. This position is one of four positions available in the department. The expected start date is August 16, 2014. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.
Responsibilities: This is a 9 month tenure-track position with 60% research and 40% instruction responsibilities. The successful candidate will be expected to: develop and internationally recognized research program in the area of mycology that attracts extramural funding from sources such as NIH and NSF to support programs and summer salary, and produce peer-reviewed and technical publications; teach graduate-level mycology course, contribute to other department courses, and advise graduate students; contribute service to the department, college and university; and collaborate effectively with department faculty and colleagues in other disciplines.

Qualifications: An earned Ph.D. in Mycology, Plant Pathology, Ecology or related discipline from an accredited institution by the position start date. Candidates must have research experience working with fungi or oomycetes associated with economically important plants. The successful candidate must have excellent interpersonal communication skills to effectively interact with diverse audiences, and must be able to communicate effectively in English. Desired qualifications include postdoctoral experience, extensive mycological training, including expertise with fungal morphology, and experience or demonstrated interest in teaching. The candidate selected for the position must be able to meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin, and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.

Application process: Applicants must complete an on-line application process at the following link: http://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/366 and attach: 1) a letter of application that (a) addresses the candidate’s research interests and plans as well as (b) teaching philosophy, 2) current vita, 3) copies of all academic transcripts and 4) names, phone numbers and email addresses of three references when prompted. Only complete application packages will be considered. Active review of applications will begin February 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

For questions regarding the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Kira Bowen at BOWENKL@auburn.edu.

The University: Auburn University is a land-grant institution with a student enrollment of more than 25,000. The University provides instruction in approximately 70 academic departments and maintains graduate research and public service programs of a broad scope. The University is located in the city of Auburn in east-central Alabama near the metropolitan areas of Birmingham, Alabama, and Atlanta, Georgia.

The Department: There are 16 faculty and 12 support positions in the department. Additional information can be found at www.ag.auburn.edu/enpl/

Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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