The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites applications to fill the position of Lecturer, beginning August 1, 2023.
We seek a creative and inspiring educator to join our teaching faculty. The successful applicant will be expected to teach courses in environmental studies and geology and, ideally, to serve as the department's Geochemistry Teaching Laboratory supervisor/coordinator. Course assignments may include Earth's Environments (GEOL 103) and other environmental courses, depending on the needs of the department and the qualifications of the successful applicant. The Geochemistry Teaching Laboratory is a shared-use facility with a broad suite of instrumentation (https://eps.utk.edu/research/facilities_geochemistry.php). The successful applicant will be expected to supervise safe laboratory use, including its chemical hygiene plans, safety and training documentation, and waste management, as well as maintain equipment, provide familiarization training to new users, including students and faculty advisors, and coordinate equipment use for department members engaging in teaching courses and research activities.
The Department offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Geology and Environmental Studies, providing a vibrant environment for engaging students and colleagues in diverse, collaborative research and teaching programs that span geology, environmental geosciences, and planetary geosciences. For more information about the department, visit our website at http://eps.utk.edu.
The salary for this position is commensurate with experience and other qualifications. This is a full-time, 9-month non-tenure track appointment with the salary being paid over twelve months, plus benefits. A supplement for lab coordination during summer is available, and summer term teaching may be an option for additional pay. The initial appointment will be made for a one-year term with potential for annual renewal pending department funding and needs. Promotion for teaching faculty is possible through a career ladder that provides for multi-year contracts following promotion.
The Department is committed to building a diverse and inclusive faculty and is interested in a candidate that has the ability to contribute to the intercultural goals of the University of Tennessee. Located in Knoxville and near to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and many other natural areas, the city and surrounding area have a population of over 850,000 people. The region also supports a range of corporate and professional organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee Valley Authority, Discovery Inc., and many others.
1) a M.S. or Ph.D. in the geosciences, geochemistry, environmental science, or related discipline; 2) college-level teaching experience and demonstrated interested in teaching using best practices for student success; 3) two years of experience performing geochemical laboratory analyses and testing.
Preference will be given to candidates with at least one of the following additional qualifications: 1) experience with ICP-OES, HPIC, and GC methods, and experience with basic wet-lab procedures; 2) experience teaching in large introductory lecture in-person courses; 3) experience in designing and implementing instructional material that reflect a student-centered learning approach; and 4) experience supervising and mentoring graduate teaching assistants.
To apply, send a cover letter addressing the qualifications stated above, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three professional references via Interfolio, http://apply.interfolio.com/124361. Review of applications will begin on May 31, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.
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.
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