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Assistant Professor - Biophysics
Auburn University

Date Posted Oct. 11, 2022
Title Assistant Professor - Biophysics
University Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
Department Physics
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Physics - General
The Department of Physics at Auburn University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor, with a research focus in Biophysics. Biophysics is a research emphasis within the College of Sciences and Mathematics through a partnership between the departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Physics (

The successful candidate is expected to establish an extramurally funded biophysics program while building collaborative relationships with the physics faculty, the biophysics cluster, and across the university. Applications from single-molecule biophysics researchers are desired. Research subspecialties within biophysics that are of interest include (but are not restricted to) nanoscale approaches to biology, single-molecule force spectroscopy, super-resolution microscopy, macromolecular machines and assemblies, mechanobiology, and medical related applications. The successful candidate will be expected to: (1) demonstrate strong leadership potential in the area of biophysics, (2) play an active role in expanding and growing the biophysics research group in the department of physics, (3) supervise undergraduate, graduate students, and post-doctoral researchers in biophysics, and (4) provide excellent instruction at the undergraduate and graduate level in the physics curriculum.

Auburn University, COSAM, and the Physics Department offer a collegial and collaborative professional environment. A primary goal for COSAM and the Physics Department is the development of an inclusive environment by strengthening the diversity among our faculty, staff, and student body. Active areas of research within the department include biophysics, atomic molecular and optical physics, condensed matter physics, plasma physics, space physics, and physics education. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates from groups that have been historically underrepresented in physics.
Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement of research. Candidates should also submit the names and contact information for three professional references. All applications must also provide a statement describing how past and/or potential contributions in teaching, research, and/or service will advance COSAM’s mission of creating an inclusive environment. Please visit the COSAM webpage for more information and an inclusion statement:

The desired starting date is August 16, 2023. Additional information about the Physics Department is available at: Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples. Please visit the following link for more information on Auburn’s guidelines: For information about the Auburn community please visit:

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