The Division of Biology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites applications for the Administrative Specialist 1 position within the Division of Biology. This is a non-exempt, 12-month, full-time, non-tenure track staff position.
The University and Region:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is the state's flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. Enrolling 30,000 students, the campus is located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and beautiful East Tennessee. As a land-grant university, it is committed to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement. In all its activities, the university aims to advance the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate society. The university values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity.
The city of Knoxville is a hidden gem surrounded by eight gorgeous lakes, with a beautiful and accessible downtown, a diverse music scene including internationally recognized festivals, active neighborhoods, unique restaurants, and a strong offering of diverse cultural and outdoor activities. UTK is located within easy driving distance to the Great Smoky Mountains, Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville and Cincinnati. It is only a day's drive to Memphis, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people.
The Division of Biology:
The Division of Biology houses three different departments: Microbiology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Biochemistry, Molecular, and Cellular Biology. The Division is home to over 1,000 faculty, staff, and students. These researchers are actively engaged in scientific exploration, including field studies throughout the world.
The Division of Biology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, seeks an Administrative Specialist who will work directly with the Director of Biology Teaching and Learning, the Biology Business Office (BBO), Biology Service Facility (BSF), Genome Core, Animal Facilities and the Heads of the departments of Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology (BCMB), Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB), and Microbiology.
As the only administrative specialist in the Division of Biology office, there is no sub-division of job duties. This position provides central services for 45-50 employees in the Division and support units (Biology Business Office, Biology Service Facility, Genome Core, Microscopy, and Animal Facilities). This position is responsible for all the administrative and personnel office functions. This position also provides support for the Director of Biology Teaching and Learning and core biological sciences curriculum. Additional services and communication between the other Biological Sciences departments (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology, Microbiology, and Genome Science and Technology) when requested.
Internal Number: 234860
Our primary mission is to move forward the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate the citizens of the state of Tennessee, the nation, and the world. As the preeminent research-based, land-grant university in the state, UT embodies the spirit of excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, outreach, and engagement attained by the nation’s finest public research institutions.