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Lecturer and Director of General Chemistry, Fall 2022

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Lecturer and Director of General Chemistry, Fall 2022

Knoxville, TN
Open Date:
Sep 7, 2021

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites applications to fill the position of Lecturer and Director of General Chemistry with a desired starting date of August 1, 2022.  We seek creative and inspirational educators with demonstrated leadership and communication skills for managing and developing courses.  While we are particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to the teaching of introductory lecture and laboratory courses in general chemistry, we will consider applicants with backgrounds and training in all areas of chemistry.  A PhD in chemistry is required; relevant postdoctoral training or classroom teaching experience are considered as positive attributes.  The salary will be competitive and include full university benefits.  The initial appointment will be made on a one-year term with the potential for annual renewal (subject to satisfactory performance and by mutual consent).  The University of Tennessee has a Lecturer career ladder with promotions that allows appointment on multi-year contracts after five years of service. 


A PhD in chemistry is required; relevant postdoctoral training or classroom teaching experience are considered as positive attributes.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit: (1) cover letter (indicate position to apply); (2) curriculum vitae; (3) names and contact information (institutions, phones, emails, and websites if available) of at least three references; (4) one-page statement of teaching philosophy that highlights experience in managing multiple sections and (5) arrange for submission of three letters of recommendation into Interfolio that address the applicant’s teaching skills and qualifications for the position. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2021 and continue until the positions are filled. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

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, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. 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.


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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