Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (Professor and Head)

The University of Tennessee in Tennessee

Date Posted July 24, 2014
Salary Competitive
Employment Type Full-time

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Professor and Head


The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology ( at the flagship campus of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville is seeking a senior colleague for the position of Professor and Head. The new Head will guide the growth of the department and help us to build on existing strengths in mathematical biology, macroevolution, ecological genetics, behavior, and global change ecology. We seek a candidate with a strong record of excellence in research and teaching, a history of effective leadership, and a vision of how to foster the continued progression of the program into one of the top EEB departments in the nation. The successful candidate will be able to manage administrative duties while maintaining an active research program.

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology is a dynamic and collaborative group of 21 faculty and over 50 graduate students. Our department maintains a field station in the nearby Smoky Mountains, close ties to nearby Oak Ridge National Lab, and synergy with the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis ( Knoxville is also an exciting town that has undergone a vibrant civic revitalization over the past several years, yet it remains one of the most affordable cities in the US and the region has been rated as one of the best in the country for eventual retirement. The University of Tennessee welcomes dual-career couples and pursues family-friendly policies. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability and enthusiasm to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. The Head position is open to individuals who are qualified to be appointed at the full professor level with tenure at the University of Tennessee.

To apply, please send the following in a single pdf-formatted document to (1) a cover letter that includes a vision statement for the head's leadership role in the intellectual growth of our department, (2) a statement of teaching philosophy/experience, (3) a statement of current and near future research interests, (4) names and contact information for five referees, (5) a CV. Review of applications will begin on Sept. 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Potential applicants may also contact Search Committee Chair Prof. Hanno H. Weitering ( or Prof. Susan E. Riechert (sriecher@ with questions; more information about our Department, including our current strategic plan, is available at

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, or covered veteran status.

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