Lecturer and Lab Coordinator in Microbiology

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville Tennessee

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Lecturer and Lab Coordinator in Microbiology

Knoxville Tennessee
Open Date:
May 13, 2022

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.


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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