Full-Time Lecturer in English, Non-Tenure-Track Fall 2024

The Department of English at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville is now accepting applications for one or more full-time lecturer appointments, pending funding, beginning in August 2024. Lecturers teach 12 hours per semester, mostly in our nationally recognized first-year composition program but also—depending on curricular needs and instructor qualifications—in sophomore or upper-division courses in public and professional writing, literature, and/or creative writing. Lecturer faculty also have opportunities to propose special topics courses in literature and composition.

The position is non-tenure-track, renewable yearly with a salary of $51,500, plus health and retirement benefits, and a generous travel allowance. The position also offers opportunities for annual merit raises, promotion with longer appointments, and occasional summer courses for additional pay. Although not required as part of the job duties, UTK offers a variety of resources for professional development, community engagement, service, scholarship, and creative projects; course releases may be granted for departmental service or professional development.

UT Knoxville is the flagship campus of the University of Tennessee system. We are a Research-1 public university with over 25,000 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate students from over one hundred countries. Knoxville has a vibrant literary and arts scene, a lively downtown, and is less than an hour’s drive from the Great Smoky Mountains. The city is also home to 1000 acres of urban wilderness, the Knoxville Museum of Art, and Big Ears, the acclaimed avant-garde festival of music, film, and art.


Applicants should have a Ph.D. or M.F.A. in English or a related discipline in hand by August 1, 2024 and be able to demonstrate experience with innovative and inclusive teaching practices in first-year composition. The Department of English and our Knoxville campus are seeking candidates who have the potential to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.

Application Instructions

Applications are due by Friday, March 29 and will be reviewed beginning April 1. Applicants should submit a 1-2 page letter of application, CV, and 1-page statement of teaching philosophy via Interfolio.

Inquiries should be addressed to:

Professor Martin Griffin, Associate Head
Department of English
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN  37996-0430

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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, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. 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. Requests for accommodations of a disability should be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity and Accessibility, 1840 Melrose Avenue Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-3560 or oed@utk.edu or (865)974-2498. 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 Investigation & Resolution 216 Business Incubator Building 2450 EJ. Chapman Drive Knoxville, Tennessee 37996 or (865)974-0717 or investigations@utk.edu.

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