The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, seeks an outstanding scholar to fill a tenure track position in Conservation Biology at the assistant professor level in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. For this position, we invite applications from candidates working on any aspect of ecology or evolutionary biology relevant to the conservation of biodiversity, and particularly from applicants who include a field, or other empirical, component in their research program. We seek applicants whose interests complement the growing research strengths in conservation within our Department. Topics could include, for example, global change, invasion biology, drivers of biodiversity loss, spatial prioritization and reserve design, ecosystem services, conservation genetics, restoration ecology or conservation and behavior (including human behavior). The University is the State of Tennessee’s research intensive, land grant institution. Our faculty benefit from the wealth of nearby field resources (Great Smoky Mountains National Park, National Forests and natural areas), our extensive biodiversity collections, and rich collaborations with scientists at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis and nearby Oak Ridge National Lab. The EEB faculty is very interactive and has strong interdisciplinary connections on the campus (with economics, geography, mathematics, law, forestry, wildlife and fisheries, engineering and many other disciplines). We also have strong connections to relevant conservation practitioners and other stakeholder groups regionally, nationally and internationally. Knoxville itself is a vibrant, affordable, family-friendly community. We are committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and invite applicants who will strengthen our diversity and educational mission. We invite candidates keen to collaborate with relevant stakeholders from the biodiversity conservation community and to engage with other disciplines. Expectations for a successful candidate include an exceptional record of scientific accomplishment, an ability to develop a productive, externally-funded research program, an ability to mentor students from diverse backgrounds, excellent communication skills, and a commitment to modern teaching strategies. 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. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV, statement of research accomplishment and plans, a description of teaching experiences and interests and the names and contact information of at least three individuals who could write letters of reference to ConservationBiologySearch@utk.edu, ATTN: Search Committee Chair. Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent. Applications will be reviewed beginning Oct. 31, 2015, and will continue until filled, with a position start date of Aug. 2016.