Teaching positions at University of Tennessee-Knoxville

The General Biology program at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville invites applications for two Lecturers, beginning August 1, 2022. These are non-tenure track, full time, 9-month positions that are renewable yearly, contingent upon evidence of excellent teaching and performance of programmatic duties. Summer teaching may be an option for additional pay. The duties of a Lecturer may include a combination of teaching (a full load equals two large lecture courses per semester), coordinating the curriculum and graduate student teaching assistants for lab or discussion courses, or developing programs to foster student success.

A priority in the program is exhibiting care and concern about student performance and a desire to constantly revise and improve course materials to improve student learning and well-being. Instructors in the General Biology program are expected to adopt evidence-based pedagogies, and actively engage in our teaching community, and be willing to learn from and work with others to deliver exceptional learning experiences. Participating in professional development is encouraged and supported to foster these abilities, including an annual teaching and learning retreat.

It is also expected that Lecturers will contribute to the General Biology program by:

  • ●  Participating in yearly peer reviews of their own teaching, as well as that of their peers
  • ●  Meeting / coordinating course delivery with others who teach the same course
  • ●  Assisting in the development of new courses as needed
  • ●  Participating in programmatic assessment activities
  • ●  Working with GTAs to keep abreast of activities in lab and discussions courses
  • ●  Other duties as needed

Salary is $50,000 for two semesters, paid over twelve months, plus benefits with the opportunity for promotion.


A PhD in Biology or related field is required at the time of appointment. Teaching experience and evidence of familiarity with contemporary pedagogical and student success approaches is desirable.

Application Instructions

To apply, please visit https://apply.interfolio.com/105590
Applicants should submit a letter of application detailing teaching experiences and student success experience, a curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and names and contact information of three references. For questions about this position, please contact the Director of Biology Teaching & Learning, Dr. Randall Small (rsmall@utk.edu) or the Assistant Director of Biology Teaching & Learning Dr. Caroline Wienhold (caroline.wienhold@utk.edu). We hope to begin reviewing applications mid-May, 2022, but the positions will remain open until filled.