[ES_JOBS_NET] Ecosystem Ecologist Faculty at U Tennessee Knoxville

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Mon Sep 12 16:03:13 MDT 2016

 Ecosystem Ecologist

*Hiring Announcement *

*Updated September 8, 2016. *Click here to view a pdf of the job

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) at the University
of Tennessee will be hiring a tenure track faculty member at the Assistant
Professor level in the field of Ecosystem Ecology. *We seek applicants
whose research emphasizes the linkages between ecosystem ecology, microbial
ecology and global change, and who would complement existing strengths in
biodiversity, global change, and evolutionary ecology in EEB.* For example,
possible areas of emphasis could include microbial community/microbiome
interactions that mediate large-scale nutrient pools and fluxes, modern
genetic and genomic techniques to address above- and belowground
interactions or factors influencing ecosystem function. The successful
candidate will build an interdisciplinary research program focused on
important questions affecting terrestrial ecosystems in a changing world.

We welcome applicants who can use the wealth of nearby field resources
(Great Smoky Mountains National Park, national forests, and natural areas),
our research and teaching field station in Gatlinburg TN, new greenhouse
and sequencing facilities, biodiversity collections, and who could
collaborate with scientists at the National Institute for Mathematical and
Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) and nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

We are committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and invite
candidates who will strengthen the diversity of our department. We are also
committed to excellence in teaching, particularly using inquiry-based
pedagogies or experiential learning. Expectations for a successful
candidate include an exceptional record of scientific accomplishment, with
the ability to develop a productive, externally-funded research program,
excellent communication skills, and evidence of effective teaching

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae,
two-page statement of research accomplishment and plans, two-page
description of teaching experiences and interests, and the names and
contact information of at least three individuals who could write letters
of reference to ecosystemecol at utk.edu.  *Application review will begin Oct.
10, 2016, with a position start date of August 2017.*

*The University of Tennessee is committed to creating a faculty-friendly
culture through numerous policies **(provost.utk.edu/working-here/
<http://provost.utk.edu/working-here/>*) *and is an ‘Equal Employment
Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title VI/TitleIX/Section 504/Americans with
Disabilities Act/Age Discrimination in Employment Act’ institution in the
provision of its Education and Employment programs and services.  *

*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

*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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