University of Tennessee, Mathematics

Position Title: UTK_MathBiology
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-1320, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Math Biology
Application Deadline: 2022/11/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/09/01, finished 2023/04/04)
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The Mathematics Department at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville seeks exceptional candidates to fill a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position in the area of Mathematical Biology, starting August 1, 2023. A PhD or equivalent degree in mathematics, applied mathematics, or statistics must be earned by the time of appointment. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Primary consideration will be given to candidates whose interests overlap somewhat with those of existing Math Biology faculty, but also include different application areas and techniques.  


Evidence of potential for excellence in research and high-quality teaching is required. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To guarantee full consideration the application should be received by October 21, 2022. 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.


The University of Tennessee at Knoxville is the flagship university in the Tennessee state higher education system. Starting salaries for assistant professors in the Mathematics Department are very competitive. The Mathematics Department is a highly active group whose research has been supported by several funding agencies and industry, including AFOSR, ARO, ARL, DOE, NSF, CDC, and NIH. Opportunities exist to collaborate with researchers through the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) and at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the Bredesen Center in Energy Science, Data Science and Engineering. The Math Bio research group is both diverse and highly interdisciplinary in its interests, and oversees the mathematical biology concentration within the mathematics PhD program.


Knoxville is a vibrant and diverse medium-sized city next to the Tennessee River and Appalachian Mountains in East Tennessee, with Nashville, Chattanooga, Asheville, and Atlanta all within an approximate 3-hour radius. Knoxville has ample opportunity for shopping, numerous cultural attractions, a relatively low cost of living, and is in close proximity to both the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and over 650,000 acres of national forest.


Candidates must apply via Interfolio at and upload a curriculum vitae, description of research accomplishments and plans, teaching statement, and publication list. At least three reference letters addressing research and one addressing teaching must be provided. Applicants are strongly encouraged to include a cover letter that specifically addresses the reasons for their interest in this particular position at the University of Tennessee.


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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The University of Tennessee
Department of Mathematics
1403 Circle Drive
227 Ayres Hall
Knoxville, TN 37996
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