Geology Lecturer and Laboratory Director
Description: The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville seeks to hire a Geology Lecturer and Laboratory Director to start August 1, 2018. The initial appointment is a 12-month full-time non-tenure track academic faculty position with a competitive salary and full benefits. Although the initial appointment is for one year, the contract is renewable contingent on performance. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville has a three-tiered promotional structure for lecturers, so career advancement and wage increases are expected, contingent upon performance evaluations. A primary duty of the position is to teach introductory geology courses in either physical, historical, environmental, or planetary geology. A second primary duty will be to coordinate laboratory sections for the undergraduate classes (~100 lab sections per year), manage the lab supplies and equipment, and to continuously develop the content of the labs. Field trips, experiential learning, and on-line courses are areas of special interest for development. A particularly important goal is to support our educational mission through the mentoring of graduate teaching assistants, including pedagogical training and classroom assessment. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is the state's flagship research institution, located in East Tennessee close to Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences comprises an energetic group of tenure-track and research faculty, post-doctoral researchers, and ~180 graduate and undergraduate students. The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment 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.
Minimum Qualifications: A Master's degree in geoscience or a related field, strong interpersonal skills, two years of relevant teaching experience.
Preferred Qualifications: A Ph.D. in geoscience or a related field; demonstrated excellence teaching college level geoscience, environmental science, or a related field; experience using technology as a teaching tool; experience mentoring students.
Selection Process: A search committee will begin reviewing applications May 15, 2018. A select group of applicants will be invited to interview by phone and/on campus.
Required application documents: Curriculum vitae, cover letter, two-page teaching statement, unofficial transcript from the candidate's graduate program and the names of three references who may be contacted for letters of recommendation. All application materials and any additional questions should be submitted to the search committee chair, Molly McCanta (firstname.lastname@example.org)