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Director & Assoc/Full Prof-UTIA Genomics Center Advancement of Agriculture

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Animal Science Department, UTIA College of Veterinary Medicine and AgResearch

Job Title: Director & Assoc/Full Prof-UTIA Genomics Center Advancement of Agriculture
Job Location: Knoxville, TN , TN
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Agriculture & horticulture
Deans, directors, registrar
Biology/biotechnology/life sciences
Veterinary medicine & sciences
Application Closing Date: Review starts June 1, 2018
Date Posted: 2018-04-30
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description






Director & Associate/Full Professor-
UTIA Genomics Center Advancement of Agriculture
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Animal Science Department


This position will be a shared appointment with major responsibility to the College of Veterinary Medicine and AgResearch with a minor appointment in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. The Associate/Full Professor and Director should have a personal interest in beef cattle genetics/genomics, but will be expected to lead the Center to the inclusion of all faculty working with genomics in the advancement of agriculture.

Job Requirements

The successful candidate is expected to be an authority in genomic science with a focus on advancement of beef cattle and capable of leading a beef genomics centric research program with sustainable extramural funding, maintain a high level of scholarly productivity, and have international recognition. This individual will lead the hiring of support faculty and staff to advance genomic research. The Genomics Center will create an interdisciplinary and collaborative resource for current and future faculty with genomics research interests.

The Associate/Full Professor and Director will work closely with internal and external stakeholders, individually and through an Advisory Board, to ensure that applied research meaningfully advances agriculture in Tennessee and globally. As part of the Genomic Centerís mission, the faculty involved in genomics research would be expected to develop a genomic science graduate program, provide a vibrant student research experience in the laboratory and field settings, work with other faculty to develop advanced graduate, veterinary and undergraduate curricular offerings, and promote undergraduate student engagement in genomics research. The Genomics Center is expected to create a collaborative environment of current and future faculty with graduate students, staff, and laboratory resources.

The UTIA Genomics Center for the Advancement of Agriculture is an Institute wide inclusive program lead through both dedicated and shared resources from the College of Veterinary Medicine, Agricultural Research, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, and Agricultural Extension. The four Deans leading these mission areas are committed to the establishment of a new, internationally recognized program and will ensure that resources are provided to promote success. As part of this commitment, close engagement with industry leaders including producers, producer organizations, technology companies, allied genetics companies, and government agencies will be sought. The Director will chair an advisory board of internal and external stakeholders to ensure advancement and relevance of the Center.

Information and Application Process Instructions

Potential candidate applications will be reviewed starting June 1, 2018.

Prospective candidates should submit a cover letter, up-to-date CV, and names and contact information for 5 references to: Catheryn Hance, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, 2407 River Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996; 865-974-5703; chance@utk.edu

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To obtain more information or to submit your resume you can contact Catheryn Hance, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences as shown below. If you apply for this position, please say you saw it first on www.AcademicCareers.com. Thank you.

Catheryn Hance, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture
2407 River Drive
Knoxville , TN 37996


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