Non-tenure track, full-time lecturer
The Department of Psychology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites applications to fill a full-time Lecturer position to support our growing Neuroscience major. This non-tenure-track position, which will begin August 1, 2021, will be renewable yearly, contingent upon evidence of excellent teaching and the department's staffing needs. The successful applicant should have a PhD in any area of psychology or in neuroscience; the ability to teach foundational neuroscience courses (e.g., Foundations of Behavioral Neuroscience), and other courses relevant to our neuroscience and psychology majors; an interest in developing new courses and labs to meet the needs of our rapidly growing neuroscience major; and demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence. Applicants who anticipate having their PhD by August 2022 may be considered (i.e. ABD: all but dissertation).
The interdisciplinary neuroscience major is the fastest growing major at the University, with over 500 majors. In addition to the BS in neuroscience, which officially became housed in Psychology as of Fall 2019, the department also offers a BA in psychology, which, at over 1,000 majors, is one of the largest undergraduate majors at the University. The Department also offers PhDs in our APA-accredited Clinical and Counseling psychology programs, as well as MA and PhD degrees in Experimental Psychology (Neuroscience and Behavior, Cognitive and Developmental Sciences, and Social). We currently have 35 tenure-line faculty and 6 full-time non-tenure line faculty, as well as several part-time lecturers. All of our faculty highly value excellence in undergraduate education, and many of our faculty and graduate teaching associates have won awards for their teaching at departmental, college, university, and national levels. The University of Tennessee has a well-established promotion system for non-tenure line faculty. Information about the Department and the undergraduate program is online at http://psychology.utk.edu