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Spatial Biology

Updated November 23, 2015: Please arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to SpatialBiologySearch@utk.edu before the December 15 deadline.  This information was missing from the earliest job announcement.

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) seek an outstanding scholar to fill a tenure-track position in Spatial Biology at the assistant professor level. We particularly welcome applicants who focus on research questions that involve collection, analysis, interpretation and modeling of spatial data to understand biological processes at any scale above the level of that within a single individual. For example, we invite applications from candidates with experience in spatial statistics in environmental or conservation systems including spatial aspects of disease, experience in GIS/Spatial DataBases/remote sensing and application to human/environment systems (including urban), phylogeography, experience in continent-scale large-data analytics as for example arising from NEON, as well as many other topics. The primary appointment will be in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the individual will also be an affiliated faculty member of NIMBioS. The position could, depending upon the applicant, be made jointly with other units including Geography. The successful applicant will benefit from opportunities to collaborate with an active research community in quantitative biology and computational spatial sciences scientists in the University and NIMBioS and at nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The EEB faculty is very interactive and interdisciplinary and Knoxville itself is a vibrant, affordable, family-friendly community benefiting from a wealth of nearby natural areas (Great Smoky Mountains National Park, nearby National Forests, State Parks, etc). 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.

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 application of effective teaching strategies. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV, statement of research accomplishment and plans, a description of teaching experiences and interests, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to SpatialBiologySearch@utk.edu. Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent. Applications will be reviewed beginning December 15, 2015, and will continue until filled, with a position start date of Aug. 2016.

For more information, visit http://www.nimbios.org/positions/


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