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Non-Tenure Track Lecturer Position Now Available

The Department of Biochemistry & Cellular and Molecular Biology at the University of Tennessee invites 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: BIOL 160, a large introductory course in Cell and Molecular Biology, and BCMB 419, a laboratory in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; depending on the needs of the department the lecturer may also contribute to other classes, such as BCMB420 (Cancer Biology). Summer teaching may be an option for additional pay. For more information about the department, visit our website at

Minimal qualifications: 1) a Ph.D. in the area of biochemistry, cellular or molecular biology with significant graduate coursework in these disciplines; 2) teaching experience in biology; and 3) a demonstrated interest in teaching and research-based best education practices for student success.

Preferred qualifications include the above, plus: 1) experience teaching large introductory lecture courses; 2) experience with the development of a laboratory course; and 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, 2019. 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 Cheryl Hodge:  Electronic applications in the form of a single pdf file are preferred. Review of applications will begin June 10, 2019 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.