Lab Coordinator, Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Tennessee, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 29, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Description: This 12-month staff position will coordinate and teach introductory laboratory courses in geology, manage the department website, and collaborate with faculty in recruiting and diversifying geology majors. The start date will be January 1, 2021.

Responsibilities include: preparing and teaching Physical Geology laboratory courses online and face-to-face; developing curriculum for the lab, in consultation with faculty and using the latest available technologies; teaching a maximum of 8 sections of lab per Spring and Fall semester; serving on appropriate departmental committees and participating in departmental faculty meetings; fostering partnerships with local K-12 schools and community colleges to recruit geology majors; providing outreach to community and engage future students from diverse backgrounds and maintain BGE departmental website.

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Ability to coordinate and teach multiple sections of Physical Geology laboratories.
  • Ability to do mathematical, graphical, and data manipulation and management with computer software
  • Ability to use and work in a Learning Management System such as Canvas
  • Experience with up-to-date technology to compose and edit websites
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well with others, multitask, and serve the academic mission of the department, rendering service in a collegial manner

Review of applications will begin on October 19th and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by this date will receive priority consideration.

Minimum Qualifications: Master's Degree in Geology; experience teaching Physical Geology labs face-to-face and online; experience with building and maintaining web pages.

Applications must include:

  • Updated CV
  • Cover Letter addressing interest in position, teaching experience using latest technologies, experience developing webpages, and experience with outreach and potential to increase diversity in the program.
  • Official or unofficial transcripts.
  • Three letters of reference addressing teaching quality emailed from the letter writer to by the date of application review.

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 and 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.

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