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Assistant Professor in Physiological Genomics

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Animal Science Department

Job Title: Assistant Professor in Physiological Genomics
Job Location: Knoxville , TN
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Agriculture & horticulture
Sciences and technology: other
Veterinary medicine & sciences
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2018-10-29
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Assistant Professor in Physiological Genomics
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Animal Science Department

The University of Tennessee, Department of Animal Science in Knoxville, TN invites applications for a full-time, 12 month, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Salary and rank are commensurate with education, experience and qualifications.

Position Responsibilities: 60% AgResearch and 40% Teaching

Responsibilities and Expectations:

  • Establish an independent translational or basic research program that utilizes current -omics techniques
  • Develop an extramurally-funded AgResearch program (e.g., grants & contracts)
  • Author and publish scholarly, peer-reviewed original research articles
  • Mentor MS and PhD students; mentoring/advising of undergraduate students
  • Teach core undergraduate courses in Animal Anatomy and Physiology including ANSC 220
  • Communicate using effective oral and written communication skills
  • Participate in other activities of the Department of Animal Science and Institute of Agriculture, such as committee service and student recruitment

Job Requirements

Requirements: Earned doctoral degree in Animal Science, Nutrition, Physiology or a closely related field and significant experience with genomics.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a nationally/internationally recognized research program in an area with relevance to production agriculture.

Record of scholarly activity, documented by publications in peer-reviewed journals is essential.

Post-doctoral experience is desirable but not required. All applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. on a long-term basis.

Information and Application Process Instructions

Review of applications will commence December 15, 2018 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

Applicants should submit in a single pdf a letter of application, statements describing their AgResearch and Teaching interests, official transcripts, names and addresses of at least three individuals that are willing to serve as references, and a detailed curriculum vitae highlighting education, relevant experience, qualifications, grant and contract activities and publications to Shelley Johnson at

Please direct questions to Dr. Brynn Voy at or (865) 974-4729 or Dr. Phillip Myer at or (865) 974-3184. Drs. Brynn Voy and Phillip Myer, Search Committee Co-Chairs Attention: Shelley Johnson, Administrative Specialist

The University of Tennessee Department of Animal Science 2506 River Drive Knoxville, TN 37996-4574

When inquiring or applying for this position, please also reference

Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and at other institutions of higher education in the region on

To obtain more information or to submit your resume you can contact Dr. Phillip Myer as shown below. If you apply for this position, please say you saw it first on Thank you.

Dr. Phillip Myer
The University of Tennessee
Brehm Animal Science Bldg
2506 River Drive
Knoxville , TN 37996
Phone: 865-974-3184
Fax: 865-974-7297

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