Assistant/Associate Professor

University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT)
Knoxville, Tennessee
September 14 2017
Organization Type

Assistant/Associate Professor Position
Experimental Biophysics/Structural Biology

The Department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology (BCMB) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT) is soliciting applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of an Assistant or Associate Professor to begin on August 1, 2018. BCMB ( has 40 active faculty with core strengths in experimental and computational structural biochemistry and biophysics, plant/microbial biology, and developmental genetics. We seek applicants who use experimental structural or biophysical approaches to study complex cellular, sub-cellular, or molecular systems.

Assistant professors will be required to develop an innovative and extramurally funded research program that complements existing areas of research within the BCMB Department. Associate Professors will be expected to have established and well-funded research programs. UT is located near the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and candidates interested in developing collaborative research programs with ORNL are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will benefit greatly from available computational resources, the on-campus National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) and the UT-ORNL Joint Institutes for Computational Sciences, Biological Sciences, Advanced Materials, and Neutron Sciences. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking a candidate who has the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.

Applicants must have a doctorate (PhD or equivalent) and postdoctoral experience in an appropriate discipline with evidence of high quality research. Also important, is an interest in teaching biochemistry and/or physical biochemistry at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Applicants must send a single document containing a cover letter, CV with a full list of publications, statements of current and future research interests, and of teaching philosophy in PDF format to Applicants must also arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent electronically to The review of applications will begin on October 16, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA Institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.  All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

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