Full-Time Lecturer

Knoxville, Tennessee
Apr 30, 2021
May 30, 2021
Job Function
Lecturer / Instructor
Position Type
Full Time
Entry Level

The Department of Psychology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites applications to fill a full-time Lecturer position to support our growing Neuroscience major. This non-tenure-track position, which will begin August 1, 2021, will be renewable yearly, contingent upon evidence of excellent teaching and the department's staffing needs.  The successful applicant should have a PhD in any area of psychology or in neuroscience; the ability to teach foundational neuroscience courses (e.g., Foundations of Behavioral Neuroscience), and other courses relevant to our neuroscience and psychology majors; an interest in developing new courses and labs to meet the needs of our rapidly growing neuroscience major; and demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence.  Applicants who anticipate having their PhD by August 2022 may be considered (i.e. ABD, all but dissertation).

The interdisciplinary neuroscience major is the fastest growing major at the University, with over 500 majors.  In addition to the BS in neuroscience, which officially became housed in Psychology as of Fall 2019, the department also offers a BA in psychology, which, at over 1,000 majors, is one of the largest undergraduate majors at the University.  The Department also offers PhDs in our APA-accredited Clinical and Counseling psychology programs, as well as MA and PhD degrees in Experimental Psychology (Neuroscience and Behavior, Cognitive and Developmental Sciences, and Social). We currently have 35 tenure-line faculty and 6 full-time non-tenure line faculty, as well as several part-time lecturers. All of our faculty highly value excellence in undergraduate education, and many of our faculty and graduate teaching associates have won awards for their teaching at departmental, college, university, and national levels. The University of Tennessee has a well-established promotion system for non-tenure line faculty.  Information about the Department and the undergraduate program is online at http://psychology.utk.edu    

Applicants should electronically submit their cover letter, vita, teaching statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation to Ms. Connie Ogle at cjogle@utk.edu (please state “Neuroscience Lecturer Search Committee” in the subject line).  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

UT is located within easy driving distance to Asheville, Nashville, Atlanta, and the Great Smoky Mountains.  The city of Knoxville is a hidden gem with a beautiful and walkable downtown, varied nightlife, active neighborhoods, and eclectic shopping and restaurants.

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. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. 

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations.

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), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 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.

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