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Positions Available

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Director for the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville requests nominations and applications of individuals to lead the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS). We seek an internationally-recognized biologist or mathematician with extensive experience working at the interface of these two fields to direct NIMBioS over the next five years of its support from the National Science Foundation and to provide the vision and guidance necessary to aid the University in planning for the longer-term sustainability of NIMBioS beyond the supported renewal period, which ends in 2018.

NIMBioS has been highly successful in responding to the needs for research and education across a diversity of biological disciplines that benefit from collaborative efforts with mathematical and computational scientists. We seek an innovative leader who can guide the current and future activities of this national resource.

Requirements are a Ph.D. and research experience to be appointed to a permanent position as Full Professor in a University Department, demonstrated experience managing federally-funded projects appropriate to lead a unit with approximately 25 full-time staff and researchers, and a recognized record of national and international accomplishment in the biological sciences. The candidate should have experience guiding students and post-doctoral researchers, demonstrated ability to compose effective research proposals for external support, experience developing partnerships, and a commitment to enhancing the diversity of those involved in interdisciplinary research. Departmental affiliation of the successful candidate will be determined based upon input from the candidate, appropriate departments, and the University administration. Nominations and applications from individuals from under-represented groups in biology and mathematics are particularly encouraged. For further information, please contact Prof. Daniel Simberloff at

Applications should include a cover letter detailing your experience and interest in the position, a current CV, and the names and contact information for five individuals who can attest to your abilities to direct NIMBioS. For information about NIMBioS, visit Applications should be sent as PDFs to: Ms. Chandra Eskridge at Review of applications will begin December 9 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, 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 (V/TTY available) or 974-2440. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

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.