Long-term Lecturer Position in Environmental Engineering at the University of Tennessee

The University of Tennessee is seeking to fill a long-term full-time lecturer position in Environmental Engineering beginning Fall of 2022. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual seeking a teaching-focused faculty career. Please share with those in your network who may be interested.

Lecturer – Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, Fall 2022


Knoxville, TN

Open Date

Dec 14, 2021


The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) is seeking applications for a full-time lecturer in environmental engineering and water resources to begin August 1, 2022. We welcome applications from highly qualified individuals with a passion for engineering education, teaching, and student engagement and mentoring. Salary and benefits are nationally competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position is a non-tenure track, renewable, 9-month appointment, with opportunity to teach additional courses each summer. The successful candidate is expected build an exceptional record of accomplishment in teaching and student engagement, leading to career-track promotions to senior lecturer and distinguished lecturer.

The successful candidate will join other members of the faculty in offering and supporting current degree programs and supporting a new BS degree program in Environmental Engineering, currently in the planning stages. The department has 22 tenure-line faculty members and 3 non-tenured full-time teaching faculty and offers baccalaureate, masters, and PhD degrees with concentrations in construction, environmental, geotechnical and materials, structures, transportation, and water resources engineering. The successful candidate will join a community of innovators in engineering education both in the department and in The Tickle College of Engineering and will be supported through a strong commitment to faculty development.

We are committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and particularly invite candidates who will strengthen our diversity and educational mission of teaching excellence. The department, college, and university strive to be a welcoming community where students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds are able to belong, thrive, and contribute. The university has established a number of policies to promote work-life balance and support the professional development and overall well-being of faculty. Knoxville boasts a vibrant economy, mild climate, diverse cultural opportunities, a lively downtown area, proximity to many natural and outdoor activities, and affordable cost of living.


  • Teaching three to four courses per semester. Faculty teaching assignments across the department are made with consideration given both to departmental needs and teaching interests. The ideal candidate will have the flexibility, interest, and qualifications to teach courses in multiple of the following areas:
    • Undergraduate courses in environmental engineering and water resources
    • Environmental Engineering capstone design
    • Civil and Environmental Engineering laboratories
    • Professional writing and oral communications
    • Full engagement with the students, faculty, and programs of the department through participation in faculty meetings and committees, program development, student extracurricular activities, etc.


  • Earned doctorate in Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, or closely related field at the time the position is filled
  • Ability to develop a diverse teaching portfolio of lecture, laboratory and design courses in environmental and water resources engineering
  • Exceptional communication skills and strong motivation to work collaboratively
  • Eligibility to work in the US
  • Registration as a professional engineer or ability to become registered within four years

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit 1) an application letter addressing qualifications, motivation, and teaching interests, 2) a complete curriculum vitae, and 3) the names and contact information (names, email, and telephone number) for five references. Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. John Schwartz, Chair of the Search Committee (voice: 865-974-7721; email: jschwart@utk.edu). Applications will be reviewed beginning February 1 and will continue until the position is filled.