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Herbarium Director Position

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK), seeks to fill a tenure-track position in an area of ecology and evolutionary biology at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. A major responsibility of this position is supervision and further development of the superb UTK herbarium facility (, which houses some 600,000 collections of vascular plants, bryophytes, and fungi. Successful applicants will have a doctoral degree (PhD) or equivalent, record of research excellence, relevant experience for herbarium management or curation, and demonstrated ability to interact and collaborate broadly in research and teaching. Postdoctoral or faculty experience is preferred, and applicants will be expected to develop an externally funded and internationally recognized research program. Knoxville is situated near exciting biodiversity hotspots: the Southern Blue Ridge and Cumberland Plateau. The EEB faculty is highly interactive and interdisciplinary with strengths in conservation biology and biodiversity science. EEB has strong ties with NIMBioS, Oak Ridge National Lab, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, providing unique opportunities for outreach, fieldwork, and interdisciplinary collaboration. 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. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV, statement of research and teaching goals, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to:, Attn: Search Committee Chair. Applications will be reviewed beginning 31 Oct. 2015 and will continue until the position is filled, with a start date of Aug. 2016. For more information visit

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