THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSE AT CHATTANOOGA
COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
Position Announcement: Lecturer
IRIS Position #: 50066336
The Department of English of the University of Tennessee at
Chattanooga’s College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for
a Lecturer (one-year renewable appointment) position in First-Year
Composition and Humanities beginning August 1, 2018.
This position’s primary responsibilities include teaching
first-year composition courses, as well as lower-division general
education courses in literature and the humanities.
M.A. in English. Candidates who hold a Ph.D. in English/Rhetoric
or English Literature may be given priority consideration. Other
- A record of outstanding classroom instruction
- A willingness to engage in a variety of instructional
modalities, including online instruction.
- A demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching.
- A record of departmental citizenship
- Excellent written, interpersonal, and oral communication
Applicants should prepare to submit the following information
within our online application system for consideration:
- Application cover letter
- CV, including up-to-date personal contact information (email,
- Statement of teaching philosophy
- Teaching portfolio
- Unofficial transcripts
Please organize the first five items (application letter; CV;
teaching philosophy; and teaching portfolio, unofficial
transcripts) into one (1) large file. Please note that this file
may not exceed 5MB in size.
Additionally, candidates will need to include names, titles, and
email addresses for three (3) references for confidential letters
of recommendation to be requested.
Review of applications will begin on January 15th, 2018.
Applications must be submitted electronically
through the UTC Faculty Career Site by visiting:
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is the second largest
school in the University of Tennessee System, serving a diverse
student body of more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate
students through five academic colleges. UTC offers a unique blend
of private and public school traditions and is a driving force for
achieving excellence, embracing diversity, inspiring positive
change, and enriching the community. Since its founding as
Chattanooga University in 1886, UTC has developed a reputation for
excellence built on an unusual blend of the private and public
traditions of American higher education. For more than 83 years,
the university was a private school. In 1969, UTC became part of
the state university system. Today, UTC is on a journey to
excellence - boldly embracing a passion for excellence in all
things and focused on changing lives and transforming communities.
The UTC commitment—each and every day—is to earn the trust and
confidence of those we serve. Our goal is to make a difference in
our community and in the lives of our students.
Chattanooga, the fourth largest city in the state, is located in
Southeast Tennessee near the border of Georgia at the junction of
four interstate highways. The city has received national
recognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown and
redevelopment of its riverfront. Chattanooga also has the fastest
internet in the country. Home to the first Gig Internet in the
United States, Chattanooga has a 100% fiber network that links
every home and business in a 600-square mile area. Companies like
Unum, McKee, U.S. Xpress, Volkswagen, Coke United and Amazon.com
have chosen to set up shop in Chattanooga. Attractions such as the
Tennessee Aquarium, Lookout Mountain, Civil War battlefield sites,
the African American Museum, and the Appalachian Trail bring
thousands of people to the area, as do events like the Riverbend
Festival, Nightfall, Jazzanooga, the Creative Discovery Museum for
Children, and the Southern Writers Conference. Chattanooga is the
home to the seven-time NCAA Southern Conference Football Champions,
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mocs. People who
love the outdoors use Chattanooga as a base for hang-gliding, bass
fishing, mountain climbing and caving expeditions; the beautiful
Smoky Mountains and Tennessee River support the greatest variety of
flora of any area in the United States. Chattanooga also has a long
and rich past with regard to diversity, which includes Native
American heritage, Civil War history, and the Civil Rights
movement. Chattanooga is also just a two-hour (or less) drive from
Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville, and Birmingham.
The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an
EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All
qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for
employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of
race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital
status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or
mental disability, or protected veteran status.