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Assistant Professor Position in Cell Biology Now Available

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 Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

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.