The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Tennessee (UT) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Theoretical Biophysics.

Candidates should have a PhD in Physics or another field closely related to Physics. The candidate is expected to have a strong research record in Theoretical Biophysics and is expected to develop a first-class, externally funded research program, to provide training for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, and to contribute to the teaching mission of the department at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The preferred expertise of the candidate should be in the broad area of Soft Matter Physics applied to living systems, including but not limited to non-equilibrium statistical mechanics, cellular biomechanics, multi-scale molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo simulations, and polymer physics. A strong interest in interacting with ongoing programs at UT, such as computational physics and theoretical condensed matter physics research, is highly desirable.

The appointment is expected to begin August 1, 2017.

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is Tennesse’s flagship State research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. The successful candidate will benefit greatly from available computational resources, the location on campus of the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), and by the proximity to unique research facilities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, including the Joint Institutes for Computational Sciences, Biological Sciences, Advanced Materials, and Neutron Sciences.

The University welcomes and honors people of all races, creeds, cultures, and sexual orientations, and values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity.  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.  Applicants should send a CV, list of publications, a description of research and teaching experience, a proposed research program, and also arrange for at least three letters of reference to be submitted separately. All application materials should be submitted via email to .  Only electronic applications will be considered and acceptable file formats are .pdf or .docx.

To guarantee consideration please submit all materials by December 1, 2016 when the first round of applications will be reviewed. Applications after that date will still be accepted until February 1, 2017 when the search closes.