Tenure track faculty position

Knoxville, Tennessee (US)
September 11 2018
Position Type
Full Time
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The Department of Biochemistry & Cellular and Molecular Biology (BCMB) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of molecular systems biology. We seek outstanding colleagues that use experimental approaches and integrate molecular data at the systems/omics levels to address fundamental questions about biological mechanisms. Candidates with expertise in molecular biology and genetics are encouraged to apply. 

The successful candidate should address questions that complement existing strengths in the department. The BCMB department (https://bcmb.utk.edu) integrates core strengths in molecular and developmental genetics, cell biology, neurobiology, plant and microbial biology, and experimental and computational biochemistry & biophysics. The candidate will also have opportunities to work with those in the Genome Science and Technology graduate program who share similar interests. BCMB faculty also interact with a vibrant community of faculty with strengths in genomics across the UT campus and the nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

We anticipate the candidate will take advantage of scientific interactions with the Bioinformatics Resource Center(BRC) as well as the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis(NIMBioS) on our campus. For large scale data analysis, the candidate will be able to leverage resources at the Advanced Computing Facility of theNational Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS),co-located at the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory campuses. NICS is one of the leading high-performance computing centers of excellence in the United States.

A PhD in a relevant field and postdoctoral experience are required, including evidence of high-quality research. The successful candidate is expected to establish an innovative, externally funded research program and contribute to the departmental teaching mission at the undergraduate and graduate levels in Genetics/Genomics related areas. We are seeking candidates who will actively contribute to the diversity and intercultural goals of the university. The position will start as early as August 1, 2019, and the salary will be competitive. Applicants should submit a brief cover letter, CV with list of publications, a 2-3 page statement of research plans and a brief statement of teaching interests and philosophy via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/53802. Applicants should also provide a list of three professional references that will be contacted for recommendation letters after initial preselection. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. 

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions 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. Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN  37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498.  Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity

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