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9-month tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology

University of Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee, US
Closing date
Dec 2, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Climate Change
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Employment Type
Full time
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The successful candidate is expected to develop an innovative, nationally and internationally recognized, extramurally funded research program that will advance the mission of research and education in plant pathology at the University of Tennessee. Specific research foci (and the approaches employed) are open. Areas of plant pathology research may include (but are not limited to) resilient food production systems, climate change biology, computational biology, controlled environmental agriculture, host-pathogen interactions, pathogen epigenetics, pathogen genomics, pathogen molecular biology and all aspects of pathogen biology, ecology, and epidemiology.

Responsibilities in Herbert College of Agriculture (20%) include teaching one undergraduate introductory plant pathology course annually, and development of a new course that will contribute to training of undergraduate and/or graduate students. Collaboration with departmental research and Extension colleagues, both on- and off-campus, is expected. The candidate also is expected to mentor graduate students and to provide service to the department, university, and professional societies or organizations.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include group medical insurance, dental insurance, group and individual life insurance, long-term disability insurance, workers' compensation, retirement plan with UT contribution, paid holidays and administrative leave days, unemployment compensation, educational discounts for employees and dependents, and use of University facilities and services. Interested individuals should submit an application to, consisting of a letter of application, statement of research and outreach interests and plans, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, statement addressing the applicant's ability to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion, and names and contact information of at least three references. For additional information contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Kurt Lamour (
The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. 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, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status. Inquiries and charges of violation concerning any of the above referenced policies should be directed to the Office of Equity & Diversity, 1840 Melrose Ave, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the above address.
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