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Assistant Professor in Biometry
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Date Posted Aug. 3, 2018
Title Assistant Professor in Biometry
University University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Department Forestry, Wildlife & Fisheries
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date 1/1/2019
  • Knoxville, TN
    United States
  • Assistant Professor
  • Forest Ecology & Management


The Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville invites applications for a 12-month tenure-track faculty position as an Assistant Professor of Biometry (75% teaching, 25% research). The individual must be committed to excellence in teaching and have a strong interest in mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing a nationally recognized and independent research program capable of attracting graduate students and external funding in their area of expertise. It is also expected that the candidate will provide statistical and modeling guidance to graduate students and faculty in the department through collaborative research.

The individual is expected to instruct the following undergraduate courses on an annual basis: FORS 329 Forest Resource Inventory; FWF 313 Measurements and Sampling; and FWF 430 Introduction to GIS for Natural Resources. In addition, it is expected the individual will teach FWF 525 Applied Natural Resource Statistics at least every two years, and assist with the departmental capstone course FWF 416 Planning and Management of Forest, Wildlife and Fisheries Resources.

Evidence of research productivity in forest/natural resource biometrics or other applied quantitative disciplines, such as peer-refereed publications or other research deliverables, is required. Potential fields of research include, but are not limited to: statistics, spatial analysis of natural resources, modeling, sampling and inventory, forest or ecosystem processes, and demographic analysis of forest and wildlife populations. The candidate’s expertise should be unique yet complement the department’s existing teaching and research programs.

Candidates must be committed to collaborating with diverse groups within and outside of the university including students, faculty, state and federal agencies, non-government organizations, agricultural and forest producers, natural resource groups, and other private sector entities. The successful candidate will be expected to secure extramural funding, publish in the peer-refereed literature, advise undergraduate students, direct graduate students in research, serve on departmental committees, and participate in professional societies.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in biometry or a related field.

Additional Desired Qualifications: It is preferred that candidates have at least one degree in Forestry from a SAF-accredited program. Demonstrated experience in field-based natural resource inventory practices is desired. Post-doctoral and teaching experience is also preferred.

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2018.

To apply: E-mail a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of both teaching and research philosophies, copies of official transcripts for all degrees completed, and the names and contact information for (3) references to: Jennie Swanson,, for the search committee.
If you have specific questions about the position, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Timothy M. Young,, 865-946-1119, or Jennie Swanson,, 865-974-8450.

  • 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.
    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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Contact Information

  • Jennie Swanson
    Forestry, Wildlife & Fisheries
    University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    274 Ellington Hall
    2431 Joe Johnson Drive
    Knoxville, TN 37996-4563
  • 865.974.8450
  • 865.946-2085


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