Faculty Position in Cell Biology

Knoxville, Tennessee
A competitive start-up package and salary will be offered
September 26 2019
Position Type
Full Time
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The Department of Biochemistry & Cellular and Molecular Biology (BCMB) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Cell Biology at the assistant professor level to begin August 1, 2020. Candidates should be working on fundamental questions of modern cell biology in genetically tractable established or emerging model organisms. Applicants who use state of the art approaches such as advanced imaging, super-resolution microscopy, quantitative live-cell imaging, genomic and proteomic approaches, or mathematical modeling are especially encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a first-class, externally funded research program. Recruits will be involved in classroom instruction of graduate students and will be expected to contribute to a strong graduate program that boasts recipients of NSF and NIH pre-doctoral fellowships as well as to the extensive undergraduate teaching mission of the BCMB department.

The successful applicant will join a highly interactive, collaborative group of researchers with strengths in molecular genetics, cell biology, biochemistry, and computational and mathematical biology working in a variety of model systems. The university supports an outstanding microscopy core that includes high-end confocal and electron microscopy. Interactions with a strong group of biochemists, structural and computational biologists at the nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratories (ORNL) are encouraged.

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. Required qualifications include a Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience in Cell Biology or related area, evidence of significant scientific productivity, and a commitment to an integrated research program that includes teaching graduate and undergraduate students. Interested candidates should send their applications consisting of cover letter, resume, a three-page description of research experience and of the proposed research program, a teaching statement limited to two pages, and names and contact information for three references via Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/68429. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019 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.