Submitted: 20 February 2020
Department: Anthropology
Institution: University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Job type: Full time
Apply by: 30 May 2020
Application email: [email protected]
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The Department of Anthropology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) seeks a full-time Research Assistant Professor to contribute their research vision and technical skills in DNA analysis to the Molecular Anthropology Laboratories (MAL-UTK), a suite of state-of-the-art genomic laboratories. The Research Assistant Professor will help lead MAL-UTK into Forensic DNA research, in connection with UTK’s world-renowned Forensic Anthropology Center.

This is a 3-year position with the possibility of renewal dependent upon funding and departmental need. The successful candidate will have an active research agenda in DNA research, with particular expertise in degraded human DNA from forensic and ancient contexts. Applicants must have demonstrated skills in preparation and analysis of degraded skeletal samples for next generation genotyping and sequencing. Skills in population genetic and bioinformatic analyses are highly desirable. MAL-UTK engages research related to contemporary and past human genomes conducted by the UTK faculty, graduate students, and visiting researchers. The Research Assistant Professor will direct or provide support for activities through project collaboration and training in these areas. Ability to contribute to classroom teaching is desirable but not necessary. Evidence of grantsmanship is a must, as the Research Assistant Professor will be expected to lead as P.I. or co-P.I. on grant proposals.

The Ph.D. degree is required. The annual salary is competitive and a start-up package will be included. Applicants should upload within our online application system for consideration: letter of application, vitae, and list of contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to: Dr. Amy Mundorff, Chair, Research Assistant Professor Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, at [email protected].

The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and strategic goals of the University. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission 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, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone 865-974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

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