Fall 2023: We are Hiring!
Multiple Track and Rank Faculty Positions in Microbiology, Immunology, Plant-Microbe Interactions and Microbial Physiology!!
The Department of Microbiology at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville is seeking candidates for three tenure-track and one lecturer/lab coordinator faculty appointments. Successful candidates are anticipated to start these positions August 1, 2024. UTK is a land-grant university and values engaged forms of research/scholarship/creative activity, teaching and service and considers evidence of these commitments in the records of applicants.
Position 1. We seek candidates at the rank of Associate or Full Professor (9-month, tenure-track) researching plant-associated microbes using molecular, genetic, biochemical, mathematical modeling and/or cell biology approaches. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Plant-microbe interactions in the context of resilience in agricultural ecosystems and maintaining plant-growth promoting microbes
- Plant-microbe-mediated resistance and mitigation of pathogens
- Mechanistic linkage of plant-microbiome composition, function and crop growth from microscopic to regional scales
- Tritrophic interactions among plants, microorganisms, pollinators, and/or herbivores
Full details available here: http://apply.interfolio.com/131119
Position 2. We seek candidates at the rank of Assistant Professor (9-month, tenure-track) that study host immune responses to microbes using molecular, genetic, biochemical, and/or cell biological approaches. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Host responses to bacteria, fungi, protozoa (parasites), viruses, and/or helminths
- Innate or adaptive immune responses to microbes
- Innovative model systems for host-microbe immune focused interactions, including primary, zoonotic, and opportunistic pathogens or commensal species
- Immune interactions at mucosal surfaces, including lungs, is of particular interest, but any niche will be considered
Full details available here: http://apply.interfolio.com/130937
Position 3. We seek candidates at the rank of Assistant Professor (9-month, tenure-track) in the area of microbial physiology. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Experimental models that answer the “how” and “why” of microbial systems
- The physiology of microorganisms including bacteria, eukaryotes, and archaea
- The physiological effects of viral infection on microorganisms
- Interactions of microbes with their microbiomes and environments
- Lab model systems that resolve mechanistic links between microbes or microbiomes and their environment
Full details available here: http://apply.interfolio.com/130406
Position 4. We seek candidates for a Lecturer and Instructional Laboratory Coordinator (12-month, non-tenure track). The position is renewable yearly, contingent upon evidence of excellence in teaching and performance of programmatic duties. Principal duties involve (i) teaching an introductory microbiology course and (ii) coordinating the administration of multiple microbiology lab courses (from introductory, non-majors to upper-level majors) each semester. Responsibilities include curricular development as well as mentoring and supervision of laboratory graduate student teaching assistants (GTAs).
Full details available here: http://apply.interfolio.com/131123
The Department of Microbiology values the quality of life of all its members and is committed to supporting the intercultural goals of the University. Located in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, The University of Tennessee Knoxville was founded in 1794 and is one of the oldest public universities in the nation. There are over 30,000 students enrolled at the Knoxville campus, who train and study in a city where excellence in academia meets the natural beauty of the southern Appalachian region and in the company of the artists, makers, and entrepreneurs that call Knoxville their home.