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Evolutionary Biology

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, seeks an outstanding scholar to fill a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level. We invite applications from individuals with research interests at the cutting edge of any area of evolution.  Expectations for a successful candidate include a strong 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 application of effective teaching strategies. Knoxville is the flagship campus of the University of Tennessee and has a wealth of nearby resources including the Department’s biodiversity collections, the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis, nearby National Parks and Forests, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. 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.  Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of research accomplishment and plans, 3-4 exemplar publications, a description of teaching experiences and interests, and the names and contact information of at least three individuals who could write letters of reference at EvolutionaryBiologySearch@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 an expected position start date of Aug. 2016.


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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