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Joint Lecturer and Research Assistant Professor

The Cook Grand Challenge Honors Program (CGCHP) in the Tickle College of Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, seeks a Joint Lecturer and Research Assistant Professor to contribute to our honors program, honors courses, a growing effort in Engineering Education research, and an Engineering Education graduate certificate. These efforts continue the legacy of our innovative Jerry E. Stoneking engageĀ Program and will be aided by the opening of a new, state-of-the-art engineering building in 2021. This position is a full-time, non-tenure-track, 9-month appointment. The University of Tennessee supports career paths in both the lecturer (lecturer, senior lecturer, distinguished lecturer) and research professor (assistant, associate, full) tracks.

The responsibilities of this position will include a combination of teaching, research, and administration. The Lecturer/Research Assistant Professor will

  1. co-teach our first-year engineering physics honors courses which incorporate team projects and laboratory exercises,
  2. initiate and support education-related research in the CGCHP and possibly other units within the Tickle College of Engineering,
  3. assist in the administration of our honors programs which includes Honors Concentrations and the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenge Scholars (GCS) program, and
  4. teach courses in support of the Engineering Education Graduate Certificate Program.

Learn more about the CGCHP, and the Engineering Education Graduate Certificate Program.

Applicants must have a PhD in an engineering (or related) discipline while a PhD in engineering or STEM education is strongly preferred. Candidates must possess excellent communication skills, a solid commitment to progressive teaching methods, and show promise of developing a successful educational research program within the College. Evidence of college-level teaching and educational research is expected. Experiences relevant to one or more of the components of the GCS program are desired.

Applications should include:

  1. a letter of interest addressing qualifications,
  2. a comprehensive curriculum vitae,
  3. a teaching statement that describes your teaching goals, philosophy, and interests,
  4. a research statement that describes your research goals and interests,
  5. the names and contact information (address, phone number, and e-mail address) for at least three professional references.

Please send a single electronic file (preferably pdf) as an e-mail attachment to jgreen61@utk.edu. Candidates may also choose to send a separate file (preferably pdf) with supplemental material that could include teaching evaluations, reference letters, conference posters, lecture notes, etc.

Questions about the position should be directed to Kevin Kit, Chair of the Search Committee, (voice: 865.974.9874; email: kkit@utk.edu). Anticipated starting date is August 2020.

Full consideration will be given to applications received before Nov 1.


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