The Department of Biochemistry & Cellular and Molecular Biology (BCMB) at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of plant biology. Applications for Assistant Professor will be considered. We are particularly interested in a colleague who uses experimental approaches to address fundamental questions about plants or other photosynthetic organisms from the molecular to the organismal level.
The successful candidate should address questions that complement existing strengths in the department. Besides five active and collaborative groups in plant and microbial biology, the BCMB department (https://bcmb.utk.edu) has research programs in molecular and developmental genetics, cell biology, and experimental and computational biochemistry and biophysics. Plant science in the Knoxville area is represented by over 60 research groups, including the UT Institute of Agriculture and the nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory. These groups are joined by the Tennessee Plant Research Center. Together, the UT and ORNL campuses harbor a unique combination of resources in supercomputing, neutron science (Spallation Neutron Source), and mathematical biology (National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis).
To be considered, a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant field and postdoctoral experience are required, including evidence of high-quality research. The successful candidate is expected to establish an innovative, externally funded research program and contribute to the departmental teaching mission at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 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. UTK is a land-grant university and values engaged forms of research/ scholarship/ creative activity, teaching, and service and considers evidence of these commitments in the records of applicants. The position will start as early as August 1, 2024.