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Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies/Lecturer Position

The Department of Psychology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites applications to fill our newly created Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies & Lecturer position to begin August 1, 2019. This is a 75% teaching  - 25% administrative non-tenure track appointment. The successful applicant should have a PhD in any area of psychology, a demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence, and experience and/or training in online course delivery. The specific teaching and administrative duties will be determined based on the specific expertise of the individual hired. 

With over 1,000 majors, the Department is home to one of the largest undergraduate majors at the University.  In addition to the BA in psychology, the department will also house the BS in neuroscience beginning Fall 2019.  The Department also offers PhDs in our APA-accredited Clinical and Counseling psychology programs, as well as MA and PhD degrees in Experimental Psychology (Biological, Cognitive and Developmental Science, and Social). We currently have 32 tenure-line faculty and 4 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    

Applicants should electronically submit their vita, teaching statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation to Ms. Connie Ogle at (please state “Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies Search Committee” in the subject line).  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

UT is located within easy driving distance to Asheville, Nashville, Atlanta, and the Great Smoky Mountains.  The city of Knoxville is a hidden gem with a beautiful and walkable downtown, varied nightlife, active neighborhoods, and eclectic shopping and restaurants.
The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. 

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions 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.
Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations.

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