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Job Opportunity: Lecturer, Human Physiology, Biology Division, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Posted by on Thursday, July 1, 2021 in Job Opportunities .

Lecturer, Human Physiology, Biology Division, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

The Department of Biochemistry & Cellular and Molecular Biology (BCMB) and the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) in the Biology division at the University of Tennessee invite applications for a non-tenure track, full-time, 9-month position of Lecturer.

The primary responsibilities of this position are to teach core undergraduate classes for majors and non-majors: BCMB 230, a large introductory course and laboratory on human physiology (Spring and Fall) and EEB 240, a large introductory course and laboratory in human anatomy (Spring). Summer teaching is an option for additional pay. The Departments offer B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Biochemistry & Cellular and Molecular Biology and in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, providing a first-rate environment for engaging students and colleagues in collaborative research and teaching efforts. Both departments promote active learning and evidence-based teaching and learning approaches from their instructors. For more information about the department, visit our website at or

Minimal qualifications:

  1. a Ph.D. in the area of Human Physiology and Anatomy with significant graduate coursework in these disciplines
  2. teaching experience in biology
  3. a demonstrated interest in teaching and research and evidence-based best education practices for student success.

Preferred qualifications include the above, plus:

  1. experience teaching large introductory lecture courses with laboratory
  2. experience with the development of a laboratory course
  3. experience supervising and mentoring graduate teaching assistants.

The department is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates. Expected start date is August 1, 2021. The position is renewable on a yearly basis, with the opportunity for promotion after 5 years. The University of Tennessee and its hometown, the city of Knoxville, are dynamic and growing communities located close to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and many other natural areas.

To apply, send a cover letter addressing the qualifications stated above, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, and names and contact information for three professional references to  Electronic applications in the form of a single pdf file are preferred.

Review of applications will begin June 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Tennessee Knoxville is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information.

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