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Post-Doctoral Research Associate- Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
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Knoxville, TN

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Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Regular Full-time

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee is seeking a post-doctoral research associate to study phenotypic plasticity and defense responses to herbivores.  This is a full-time, grant-funded position with 2 years of support, start date 1 September 2021.  The associate will conduct a field experiment and in close collaboration, the associate will develop demographic models, analyze field experimental data, and write manuscripts.  Post-doctoral associates at the University of Tennessee have a competitive salary depending on years of experience and standard benefit package (health insurance, savings, etc.) as a university employee.

About The University of Tennessee

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology values the quality of life of all its members and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse community and to supporting the intercultural goals of the University. The Department is a dynamic, collaborative group of faculty and graduate students.  Knoxville is an exciting city that has undergone a vibrant civic revitalization over the past several years. Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Knoxville offers a broad spectrum of educational, recreational, and cultural opportunities.

 

 



Qualifications
Qualifications:

A PhD in ecology, evolution, or a related field. PhD candidates who have successfully defended their dissertation are also eligible to apply. Degree confirmation required prior to starting this position. Please apply online with (1) a cover letter summarizing the candidate’s research experience, qualifications, and interest in the position; (2) CV, and (3) contact information for three references.  Applicants should also send any questions, to Susan Kalisz ([email protected])   Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment 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, 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.



Job: Research Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Sep 13, 2021, 7:26:47 AM

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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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