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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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Department of Geography | Professor & Head

Posted January 2021

Position Overview: The Department of Geography at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, seeks a Professor and Head, to begin on June 1, 2021. Applicants must have the rank of full professor with tenure in the Department of Geography, leadership experience, an active research program, and a commitment to undergraduate and graduate education along with public outreach. The successful candidate will facilitate and strengthen a vision for the Geography and its different programs as well as broaden the Department’s participation at the campus, discipline, and community levels.

Application Process: Interested applicants should send a letter of application and a curriculum vitae and arrange to have three letters of reference to be sent to Richard Pacelle, Search Committee Chair, via email and in care of Pam Sharpe ( Review of applications will begin February 21, 2021, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. You can download the full announcement here for reference.

Modern Foreign Languages & Literatures | Professor & Head

Posted November 2020

Position Overview: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, seeks applicants for Head of its Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures. Applicants should hold the rank of Professor. PhD in related field is required. We seek an individual with a distinguished record of research, excellent teaching, and relevant administrative experience. Strong leadership skills and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, staff, and students are especially important. The successful candidate will provide leadership and effective advocacy for a department with undergraduate and graduate programs. 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.

Application Process: Review of applications will begin January 6, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. In addition to your CV, provide a letter of application that outlines your previous administrative experience and your vision for the department. The letter/CV/application materials should be sent via email in a single pdf to Ernest Freeberg ( with copy to Pam Hughes ( Addressed to Ernest Freeberg, Search Committee Chair, Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, 701 McClung Tower, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996.

Interim Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

It is the goal of TCE to further foster a climate supportive of respect, equity and broad participation through implementation and continuous improvement of the Diversity Action Plan (DAP). The University of Tennessee’s Tickle College of Engineering therefore invites nominations and applications for the Interim Director of Diversity.

The Interim Director serves as a key member of the college’s leadership responsible for providing support, direction, and guidance to achieve the goals outlined in the TCE DAP.

Reporting directly to the Dean, the Interim Director will serve as a leader in identifying a set of priority actions identified in the DAP and then coordinating their implementation to support diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the college. The Interim Director will be responsible for identifying appropriate responsible parties and relevant benchmarks from the DAP, coordinating the collection and communication of data and best practices and providing a roadmap for implementation.

Download the full job description and application instructions.