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Job Title: Lecturer
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Organization: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Posted: 3/4/2024
Type: Academic - Non Tenure Track
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Knoxville,  TN    USA
Position Description: The Department of Public Health is hiring a twelve-month, non-tenure-track Lecturer (50% teaching, 50% service) to teach and coordinate internships in the undergraduate public health program in person and serve as a workforce development liaison with the Tennessee Department of Health. The successful candidate in this new position is expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching (including internship coordination) and service (particularly workforce development).?The position begins April 1, 2024. This is a one-year appointment, jointly funded by the Tennessee Department of Health and the University of Tennessee. Option to renew based on performance with annual reviews each year. 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."

The department is home to 16 faculty members and 3 staff members. The department offers CEPH-accredited programs, including one undergraduate major (BSPH) with a concentration in Population Health Sciences (~80 majors), an undergraduate public health minor (~300 minors), two Accelerated programs, a Master of Public Health (MPH) program (Distance Education and Campus-based format) with five MPH concentrations, and a PhD program in Health Sciences.


Teaching responsibilities (50% effort) - The successful applicant will teach two courses each fall, spring, and summer.

· One course will be PUBH 489 Practice Experience, the required public health internship course. Assist students with internship site selection aligned with their career and academic interests, facilitate MOUs and other internship paperwork, oversee intern reporting, support preceptors and students, lead class sessions to foster intern reflection, learning, and professional oral communication. Evaluate and report on student learning outcomes for accreditation (CEPH, SACSCOC) plus VolCore Applied Oral Communications.

· The second course will be PUBH 202 Introductory Epidemiology. Introductory Epidemiology is required for all public health majors and minors. The course is offered in-person during fall and spring, and online during summer. Supervise Graduate Teaching Assistant(s) who are assigned to support the course.

Service responsibilities (50% effort) focus primarily on public health workforce development with the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH), and other relevant employers, to enhance the current and future public health workforce. The faculty member will serve as connective tissue between academic public health and public health practice. Identify, facilitate, and evaluate mutually beneficial activities such as practice- focused teaching, workforce development, and practice-based research. Establish or expand internships, fellowships, apprenticeships, and related programs for entry-level staff and mid-level staff at local and regional health departments as well as other appropriate community based or health-related organizations. Serve on committees, including the Undergraduate Public Health (UG PH) committee and the Academic Health Department committee. Assist the department with student recruiting, advising, career development events, alumni and employer outreach, and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: The successful candidate for this position must have an earned master’s degree, preferably in public health or a related field and completion of a practicum experience or prior work experience with student internships.


• Doctoral degree in public health or related field

• Teaching or TA experience with different modalities (online and in-person)

• Excellent communication skills

• Effective interpersonal skills

• Data collection and analysis skills

• Familiarity with setting measurable objectives and competency-based learning

• Experience designing, facilitating, and evaluating training programs

• Technology skills, including Zoom, Canvas, Qualtrics, and excel

• Experience with career development for undergraduate public health students

• A working understanding of organizations comprising the local public health system in addition to regional, state, and national public health-related organizations

Organization Description: University:

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) is the state’s flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution.? As a land-grant university, UTK is committed to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement with society.? In all its activities, the university aims to advance the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate society.? The university welcomes and honors people of all races, genders, creeds, cultures, and sexual orientations, and values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity. The university intends that its graduates will promote the values and institutions of representative democracy, and be prepared to lead lives of personal integrity and civic responsibility. Visit? detailed information.


The Department of Public Health is one of eight departments within the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences (CEHHS). Our MPH has over 50 years of CEPH accreditation, and our newer BSPH and PhD programs are also CEPH-accredited. Ours is a growing department, providing public health training and education at the undergraduate, MPH, and PhD levels. We have a history of strong and positive relationships with local public health organizations, especially the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) and Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) through our Academic Health Department partnerships. As a department, we hold strong commitments to diversity, inclusion, and equity and strive to infuse and advance inclusion and equity into our curriculum, professional development opportunities, and day-to-day business operations.?

For more information about the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, please visit? Visit for information about the Department of Public Health.


Knoxville is situated in a valley between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Cumberland Plateau, areas of great beauty and among the most bio-diverse in the U.S. Knoxville is a city of 200,000 offering many amenities of urban life. Knoxville has a beautiful and walkable downtown, active neighborhoods, and eclectic cultural activities, restaurants and shopping. In 2020 Livability ranked Knoxville among the 100 best places to live and Apartment Guide cited Knoxville as the #1 city for pet owners. Conde Nast Traveler selected Knoxville as one of the top five Trending US Destinations for 2020.? Knoxville is located within easy driving distance to Asheville, Atlanta, and Nashville.

Closing Date: 6/4/2024
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Julie Grubaugh,  Lecturer
Contact Location: 1914 Andy Holt Ave
390 HPER
Knoxville   TN  37996
United States
Contact Location: 1914 Andy Holt Ave
  390 HPER
  Knoxville   TN  37996
  United States
Contact Phone: 8659749277 
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How to Apply: Application Instructions Please send a letter expressing your interest and describing your qualifications, including experience coordinating internships, teaching epidemiology, and/or facilitating workforce development, your current curriculum vitae or resume, and three references.?Application materials should be submitted via . Applications received outside of the Interfolio system via Indeed or other job application systems will not be considered.?? Applications will start being reviewed March 18th. Please contact Julie Grubaugh at

Additional Information: Equal Employment Opportunity Statement 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 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

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