*Director for the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological
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
dsimberloff from utk.edu <mailto:dsimberloff from utk.edu>.
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 http://nimbios.org.
Applications should be sent as PDFs to: Ms. Chandra Eskridge at
director-search from nimbios.org <mailto:director-search from nimbios.org>. 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
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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.