Position Announcement

Lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences, non-tenure track appointment.

Effective Date

August 1, 2019

Qualifications

Applicants must have completed all requirements for a Masters’ degree with 18 hours of graduate credits in biological science or related discipline by the time of appointment.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be involved in teaching introductory courses offered by the Department of Biological Sciences, as well as compiling assessment data and engaging in recruitment and outreach. The primary duty (at least 50% of workload) of the person holding this position is teaching 100-level general biology labs (and possibly 200-level labs contingent on relevant experience). Assessment responsibilities (no more than 25% of workload) include organizing assessment results and preparing assessment reports. Outreach and recruiting responsibilities (no more than 25% of workload) may include giving presentations to local schools and at on-campus events, keeping the departmental website up-to-date highlighting activities and events, maintaining a social media presence for the department, and preparing and distributing departmental newsletters.

Salary

Commensurate with qualifications.

The University

The University of Tennessee at Martin is a primary campus in the University of Tennessee System. The campus is located in Northwest Tennessee approximately 125 miles north of Memphis and 150 miles west of Nashville. The University of Tennessee at Martin has a combined graduate and undergraduate enrollment of approximately 7,000 students. The emphasis is solidly on excellence in teaching. Additional information about the University of Tennessee at Martin and the Department of Biological Sciences can be found at www.utm.edu/departments/cens/biology/index.php

Application

Interested persons must submit an online application at http://www.utm.edu/departments/personnel/employment.php or www.utm.edu and click “Employment” at the bottom of the page. Applicant must attach a letter of application, a current vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, an official transcript for the terminal degree. In addition, applicants will need to arrange for three original, current letters of reference to be sent independently as hard copies or PDF files to: Dr. Matthew Pritchett, Search Committee Chair, Department of Biological Sciences, 249 Brehm Hall, 574 University Street, The University of Tennessee at Martin, Martin, TN 38238 or mpritchett@utm.edu. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Closing Date

The Search Committee will begin evaluating complete applications April 12, 2019 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

 

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.



Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences for full-time, tenure-track appointment.

Effective Date

August 1, 2019

Qualifications

Applicants must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in biological science or related discipline by August 1, 2019.

Responsibilities

The successful applicant will teach primarily introductory biology courses, including the majors’ and non-majors’ sequences, with the opportunity to teach upper division courses in the applicant’s area of expertise depending on departmental needs. A typical teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. Additional responsibilities include academic advising, service to the department and the university, and other scholarly activities normally associated with the department. Preference may be given to individuals with postdoctoral experience in their given field, demonstrated proficiency in teaching, experience developing introductory biology courses and labs, and/or a clear outline for developing an undergraduate research program.

Salary

Commensurate with qualifications.


The University

The University of Tennessee at Martin is a primary campus in the University of Tennessee System. The campus is located in Northwest Tennessee approximately 125 miles north of Memphis and 150 miles west of Nashville. The University of Tennessee at Martin has a combined graduate and undergraduate enrollment of approximately 8,100 students. The emphasis is solidly on excellence in teaching, research, and outreach. We seek candidates who demonstrate a similar commitment. Additional information about the University of Tennessee at Martin and the Department of Biological Sciences can be found at www.utm.edu/departments/cens/biology/index.php

Application

Qualified candidates should apply online (http://www.utm.edu/departments/personnel/employment.php) and attach a letter of application, a current vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, and an official transcript for the terminal degree. In addition, applicants will need to arrange for three original, current letters of reference to be sent independently from referees as hard copies or PDF files to: Dawn Dill (ydill@utm.edu), Department of Biological Sciences, 249 Brehm Hall, 574 University Street, The University of Tennessee at Martin, Martin, TN 38238. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Closing Date

The Search Committee will begin evaluating complete applications March 01, 2019, and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

 

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.

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