[ECOLOG-L] Call for Applications: Assistant Professor in Spatial Biology

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 the names and contact information of
at least three individuals who could write letters of reference 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 August 2016. For more information,
visit http://ift.tt/1RNNgV9 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
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should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED),
1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN  37996-3560, telephone (865)
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