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Internal Faculty Positions


This webpage houses internal faculty positions at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville that are currently seeking applications. This webpage is updated in coordination between Faculty Affairs staff and UT Human Resources.

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Position: Department Head/Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

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The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) (https://eeb.utk.edu/) at the flagship campus of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville is seeking a senior colleague for the position of Professor and Head. The Head will guide the growth of the department and help us to build on existing strengths in mathematical biology, macroevolution, ecological genetics, behavior, conservation science, and global change ecology. We seek a candidate with a strong record of excellence in research and teaching, a history of effective leadership, and a vision of how to foster the continued progression of the program into one of the top EEB departments in the nation. The successful candidate will be able to manage administrative duties while maintaining an active research program. 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.

Position: Department Head/Professor, Mathematics

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The Department of Mathematics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, seeks applicants for the position of Head of the Department. Applicants should have a doctorate in one of the areas within the department’s purview and hold the rank of full Professor with tenure. We seek an individual with a distinguished research record, excellent teaching, and relevant administrative experience. The candidate should demonstrate the intellectual, organizational, leadership, and diplomatic skills to lead members of the department in enhancing the stature of the research and instructional programs of the department. The successful candidate will provide leadership and effective advocacy, facilitate and strengthen a vision for the department and its different programs, and broaden the department’s participation at the campus, discipline, and community levels. The Head should promote a culture of diversity that is inclusive of all, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, veteran’s status, marital status, or disability, and extending to all faculty, staff, and students, both graduate and undergraduate.

Position: Department Head/Professor, Philosophy

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The Department of Philosophy at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, seeks applications for the position of Department Head. Applicants must have a Ph.D. and research and scholarly credentials appropriate for appointment at the rank of Professor. We seek an individual with a distinguished record of research, excellent teaching, and relevant service, managerial or administrative experience. Strong leadership skills and the ability to work effectively and collaboratively with colleagues, staff, and students are especially important. Moreover, we are seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. The salary will be competitive. The length of the term typically is five years, but is negotiable.

Position: Department Head/Professor, Physics

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The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, seeks applications and nominations for the position of Department Head.  The successful candidate will actively work to implement the departmental strategic plan, and to ensure the department is well positioned within the University’s Vol Vision – Top 25 initiative. The head will provide leadership for the department with duties and responsibilities as described in the UTK Faculty Handbook.  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.

Position: Department Head/Professor, Political Science

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The Department of Political Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, seeks applications for the position of Department Head of the department, to begin August 1, 2022.  Applicants must be a tenured full professor in the Department or a candidate who is eligible to be appointed and tenured at the rank of full professor in the Department according to the requirements for tenure and promotion stated in the Department’s bylaws.  Preferably the candidate will have had experience in academic leadership and will have a distinguished record of research and teaching.  We seek a nationally recognized scholar with strong interpersonal and communication abilities, a commitment to support quality teaching, and demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  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.

Position: Department Head/Professor, Psychology

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The Department of Psychology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites applications for the position of Department Head. The Psychology faculty intends to continue its collective commitment to Research, Graduate Education, Undergraduate Education, and Service that has gained national recognition for excellence. In 10 to 15 years we hope to be in the Top 25 public Psychology departments, with a collegial, supportive, expanded faculty of at least 40 members representing: accredited professional programs in Clinical Psychology and in Counseling Psychology; and specialties in Biological, Cognitive, Developmental, and Social Psychology; with added capability in neuroscience, with appropriate infrastructure and resources from the College and from external funding.

Position: Head, Assessment Programs and Collection Strategy

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The Head, Assessment Programs and Collection Strategy supports the mission of UT Libraries by fostering a culture of assessment and leading the design and implementation of a successful and sustainable assessment program for library services, spaces, and collections; and by conceiving, communicating, and implementing methods to analyze, build, and leverage collections. Engaging staff throughout the Libraries, this position coordinates efforts to analyze systems, resources, and services for continuous improvement. This is a matrix leadership position that routinely leads activities across departments to accomplish assessment and collection development goals.

This key leadership position actively participates in management of the Libraries through Library Council and other committees and groups, and successfully collaborates with others in the Libraries to deliver excellent assessment programs and collections. The department currently includes four full-time staff and librarians as well as graduate and undergraduate student assistants.

Position: Assistant Dean for Faculty Development

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The University of Tennessee College of Social Work invites nominations and applications for the position of Assistant Dean for Faculty Development to commence June 1, 2022.  The successful applicant will be a member of the full-time faculty of the College of Social Work at the associate level or higher, who has demonstrated a strong commitment to, and excellence in, teaching, service, scholarship (as applicable), and professional development.  As an administrative position in the College of Social Work, this position reports directly to the Dean and serves as a member of the Senior Administrative Team. The position is a twelve-month academic appointment for a three-year term, with the possibility of extension, and includes an administrative stipend of $5,000 and course release equal to 75% of expected courses.

The Assistant Dean for Faculty Development (ADFD) is responsible for encouraging and promoting success among all full-time and part-time faculty by insuring appropriate policies, processes, and faculty-related supports are in place.  Whereas the Associate Dean for Research is the primary resource for research mentoring and support for research-active faculty, the ADFD provides support and programming for the other aspects of full-time faculty success related to teaching, service, and professional development.  With the support of an administrative systems staff coordinator and an events planning staff member, this position oversees faculty recruitment, hiring, and onboarding; coordinates faculty development activities; and supports full-time faculty through annual reviews and the retention, promotion and tenure processes. The ADFD provides leadership in faculty development and initiatives that contribute to the strategic priorities of the College.