Tenure Track Infectious Disease Research Faculty

Knoxville, Tennessee
Salary commensurate with experience
October 02 2018
Position Type
Full Time
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Tenure Track Infectious Disease Research Faculty

The University of Tennessee invites applications from all qualified individuals for a full-time (12 month) faculty appointment in the College of Veterinary Medicine.  The position will be offered as a tenure track assistant or associate professor, dependent on the individual’s qualifications, and will reside in the Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences.

Recent technological advances have opened new avenues for investigating microbe-host interactions from epidemiological, evolutionary, molecular, cellular, and organismal perspectives. Successful candidates are expected to develop a sustainable, independent federally funded experimental research program that uses state-of-the-art approaches to investigate the roles of microbes in diseases. Such investigations may involve, for example, intricate connections among animal hosts, the role of microbiota in disease, infectious microbes, and/or vectors of disease.  The successful candidate will have an interest in multidisciplinary collaboration and moving research towards clinical applications to include interacting with faculty clinicians. The position is primarily for research but the appointee will also participate in both veterinary student and graduate student instruction and mentorship.

The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.  Qualified applicants must have: (1) a DVM (or equivalent degree) or relevant PhD; (2) significant post-graduate research experience with a strong publication record in peer-reviewed scientific journals documenting hypothesis driven research; (3) excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work with others in a collegial, team atmosphere.  Preference will be given to those with a DVM degree and/or a record of obtaining research funding at the national level.

Significant startup funds and a state of the art research infrastructure are available. The department is home to diagnostic laboratories in bacteriology, parasitology, pathology, immunology, etc (https://vetmed.tennessee.edu/vmc/dls) providing service to the College’s Veterinary Medical Center and referring veterinarians across the country.  Faculty enjoy full access to University core facilities in advanced microscopy and ultrastructural imaging, DNA sequencing, and biological and small molecule mass spectrometry, among others.  Advanced computing and modeling expertise are available through the University, NIMBioS, and in conjunction with Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Applicants should submit their letter of intent, names and contact information for at least three references, current curriculum vitae and a concise (up to 3-page) statement of research and teaching aspirations to the search committee Chair, Dr Stephen Kania, care of:

Ms Elizabeth Allen

Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences

College of Veterinary Medicine

The University of Tennessee

2407 River Drive, Rm A201

Knoxville, TN 37996-4546

Email: eallen6@utk.edu

Informal inquiries are welcome.  Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2018 and 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. The University of Tennessee does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability or veteran status in provision of educational programs and services or employment opportunities and benefits.  This policy extends to both employment by and admission to the University.  The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex or disability in its education programs and activities pursuant to 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 (ADA) of 1990.  Inquiries and charges of violation concerning Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, ADA or the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) or any of the other above referenced policies should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498 (V/TTY available).