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Benefits and Retirement

Benefit Highlights

See our detailed list of benefits and eligibility for the Knoxville campus.

Benefits and Retirement in the UT System

Find out about compensation, flexible benefits, insurance options, choices of retirement programs, etc., across the entire UT system.

Family Tuition Waivers

Faculty members are eligible to receive an undergraduate tuition discount of 50 percent for family members at any public university in Tennessee.

Plus-One Family Rates At RecSports

RecSports provides a variety of facilities and programs for exercise, sports, and wellness. UT faculty members, as well as one other member of their household (“Plus-One”), are eligible for membership rates that are considerably less than other fitness clubs in the local area.

946-CARE: Support for Distressed Employees

Faculty who need support in dealing with stressful situations or who are concerned about the well being and safety of a faculty or staff co-worker can receive assistance through our 946-CARE line.

Childcare (Early Learning Center)

Although we cannot guarantee childcare availability, many faculty have benefitted from enrolling their children (six-week-old infants through kindergarten) in the on-campus Early Learning Center for Research and Practice, operated by the Department of Child and Family Studies.

Pet Care

The UT Veterinary Medical Center offers a 10 percent discount to all UT faculty and staff on routine family pet care and state-of-the-art care for companion animals and livestock.

University Libraries Borrowing Privileges

Borrowing privileges are available to spouses/partners and other family members of UT faculty. The faculty member must obtain a proxy card for the person to use. There’s a limit of three proxy cards per faculty member.