Assistant Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

The University of Tennessee is applying for Permanent Alien Labor Certification in connection with the following position:

TITLE:   Assistant Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

DUTIES:  University faculty position in Conservation Biology, in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology:  Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in biology.  Conduct research in conservation biology, including developing a productive, externally-funded research program.  Mentor students. Participate in department and university committees and activities. Collaborate with the biodiversity conservation community and engage with other disciplines. May supervise two postdoctoral associates and possibly one research technician.

REQUIREMENTS:    Ph.D. or equivalent in Ecology, Evolution, Conservation Biology, or related field. Expectations for a successful candidate included an exceptional record of scientific accomplishment, an ability to develop a productive, externally-funded research program, an ability to mentor students from diverse backgrounds, excellent communication skills, and a commitment to modern teaching strategies. Applications were invited from candidates working on any aspect of ecology or evolutionary biology relevant to the conservation of biodiversity, and particularly from applicants who include a field, or other empirical, component in their research program.  Applicants were sought whose interests complemented the growing research strengths in conservation within the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Topics could include: global change, invasion biology, drivers of biodiversity loss, spatial prioritization and reserve design, ecosystem services, conservation genetics, restoration ecology or conservation and behavior (including human behavior). Applicants were invited to apply who were keen to collaborate with relevant stakeholders from the biodiversity conservation community, to engage with other disciplines, and who would strengthen the university’s diversity and educational mission. Candidates were sought who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.

HOURS:  40 hours per week

LOCATION:   Knoxville, Tennessee

CONTACT:    Elizabeth Smith, Assistant Director, Center for International Education, (865) 974-3177

This notice is posted in connection with the filing of an application for permanent labor certification. Any person may provide documentary evidence bearing on the application to the Regional Certifying Officer at the following address:

Certifying Officer, U.S. Department of Labor

Employment and Training Administration

Harris Tower

233 Peachtree Street, Suite 410

Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Phone: (404) 893-0101

Fax: (404) 893-4642

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