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Lecturer, Environmental and Soil Science
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Date Posted Jul. 19, 2023
Title Lecturer, Environmental and Soil Science
University University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN, United States
Department Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Spring 2024
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Water Management/Policy
    Environmental Science & Ecology
    Biosystems Engineering
    Agronomy/Plant & Soil Sciences
    Agricultural - General

Position Description: The Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science Department in the Herbert College of Agriculture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville is searching for a lecturer to fill a 12-month position in the Environmental and Soil Science (ESS) program. The successful candidate will be responsible for working with the ESS program Faculty, program Director, and Professional Advisor to deliver coursework which will complement the comprehensive environmental science curriculum. The candidate should be willing to engage in innovative and interdisciplinary teaching, program development, and service activities. Specific duties and responsibilities will include:

Develop and teach courses within the ESS curriculum. Current areas of teaching needs are environmental science with an interest in: climatology/atmospheric sciences, GIS, environmental science methods, and professional development.

Maintain a strong commitment to departmental, institutional, and professional citizenship. This includes advising/mentoring student groups and participation in associated enrichment activities, and service on departmental, college, and professional committees.

Advance and promote the ESS curriculum while enhancing its enrollment.

Support expansion and evolution of the current curriculum.

Recruit and advise a diverse and high-quality group of undergraduate students, to grow and develop the program to be the State’s recognized leader in preparing students for careers in environmental science.

Support the development of a nationally recognized program through participation in national education organizations and competitions, publication or teaching and research contributions, and the incorporation of innovative methods, software, and equipment into existing facilities to accommodate instruction.

Create and sustain a culture that embraces, promotes, and prioritizes equity, diversity, and inclusiveness in the broadest meanings for all staff and students.

Qualifications: B.S. and M.S. in Environmental Science, Soil Science, Natural Resources, or closely related field for appointment at the rank of Lecturer. The candidate must have a proven track record or demonstrated promise of strong teaching skills in the classroom and laboratory. Demonstrated excellence in written and oral communication skills is necessary.

Desired Qualifications: Ph.D. in Environmental Science, Chemistry, Biology, Soil Science, Natural Resources, or closely related field. Demonstrated experience in undergraduate program development or recruiting is desired.

Application Instructions: Please submit via Interfolio ( a) a statement of teaching interests and experience; b) a detailed curriculum vitae/resume; and c) contact information of four professional references.    Questions regarding the position can be 

  • All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN  37996-3560, telephone 865-974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Sean Schaeffer
    Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science
    University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    2506 EJ Chapman Dr
    Knoxville, TN 37996


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