Assistant Professor, Biochemistry or Biophysics, Fall 2022

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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Assistant Professor, Biochemistry or Biophysics, Fall 2022

Knoxville, TN
Open Date:
Sep 1, 2021

The Department of Biochemistry & Cellular and Molecular Biology (BCMB) at the University of Tennessee Knoxville is soliciting applications for a tenure‐track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the areas of Biochemistry or Biophysics.

Successful candidates will be expected to develop an innovative, nationally recognized, and extra-murally funded research program that addresses research problems at the cutting edge of experimental biochemistry or biophysics. We are particularly interested in applicants that complement existing areas of strength within BCMB (, including membrane biochemistry/biophysics, plant/microbial biology, genetics, and cell biology.

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.


Applicants must have a doctorate (Ph.D. or equivalent) and postdoctoral experience in an appropriate discipline with evidence of high-quality research. The ideal candidate will also show an interest in developing a teaching program within the biochemistry curriculum at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Ph.D. in the areas of biochemistry or biophysics.

Postdoctoral experience in the areas of biochemistry or biophysics.



Application Instructions:

Applicants are to upload one continuous PDF file (, which should include:

- Cover letter
- Curriculum vitae containing a full list of publications
- 2-3 page statement of current and future research interests
- 1 page teaching philosophy
- Diversity statement

Applicants must also arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation uploaded.

Please direct any inquiries regarding the posting to Dr. Francisco Barrera, committee chair ([email protected]). All correspondence must indicate the competition title (Biochemistry/Biophysics Assistant Professor) in the subject line of the e-mail.  Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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