Lecturer and Lab Coordinator in MicrobiologyLocation:
Knoxville TennesseeOpen Date:
May 13, 2022Description:
The Microbiology Department at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville invites applications for a Lecturer and Lab Coordinator, beginning August 1, 2022. This is a non-tenure track, full time, 9-month position that is renewable yearly, contingent upon evidence of excellent teaching and performance of programmatic duties. Summer teaching may be an option for additional pay. The duties of the position include a combination of teaching and coordinating the curriculum and graduate student teaching assistants (GTAs) for microbiology laboratory courses.
A priority for our program is exhibiting care and concern about student performance and a desire to constantly revise and improve course materials to improve student learning and well-being. Instructors in Microbiology are expected to adopt evidence-based pedagogies, actively engage in our teaching community, and be willing to learn from and work with others to deliver exceptional learning experiences. Participating in professional development is encouraged and supported to foster these abilities.
It is also expected that the individual will contribute to the Microbiology academic mission by:
Participating in yearly peer reviews of their own teaching and that of their peers
Contributing to inventory and maintenance of lab equipment and materials, including live cultures
Working cooperatively with laboratory support staff
Developing programs to foster student success
Assisting in the development of new courses as needed
Participating in programmatic assessment activities
Mentoring GTAs in science pedagogy
Other duties as needed
A PhD in MIcrobiology or related field is required at the time of appointment. Teaching experience and evidence of familiarity with contemporary pedagogical and student success approaches is desirable.Application Instructions:
Applicants should submit: (i) a cover letter of application detailing teaching experiences and student success experience; (ii) a curriculum vitae; (iii) teaching philosophy, (iv) a diversity, equity and inclusivity statement; and (v) and names and contact information of three references. For questions about this position, please contact [email protected] We plan to begin reviewing applications on June 6, 2022, but the position will remain open until 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.