Herbarium Director Position Announcement

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EEB Associate Professor Search – Announcement

Field Botany/Herbarium Director
The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, seeks to fill a tenure-track position in Field Botany at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Teaching duties may include an undergraduate field botany course each year and a graduate course in the applicant’s area of specialty every other year. A major responsibility of this position is supervision and further development of the superb UT herbarium facility (http://tenn.bio.utk.edu/). Successful applicants will have a doctoral degree in a relevant area, experience in herbarium curation, and demonstrated ability to interact and collaborate broadly in research and teaching.  Postdoctoral or faculty experience is preferred, and applicants will be expected to develop an externally funded and internationally recognized research program.  Knoxville is situated near exciting biodiversity hotspots: the Southern Blue Ridge and Cumberland Plateau. The EEB faculty is very interactive and interdisciplinary, with strengths in conservation biology and biodiversity science. EEB has strong ties with NIMBioS, Oak Ridge National Lab, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, providing unique opportunities for outreach, field work, and interdisciplinary collaboration.

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.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV, statement of research and teaching goals, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to: HerbariumSearch@utk.edu. Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent. Applications will be reviewed beginning October 31, 2014 and will continue until filled, with a position start date of August 2015. For more information visit http://eeb.bio.utk.edu.

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