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Employment Opportunities

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The UT Office of Research and Engagement currently has the following employment opportunities. Click on the link associated with the position to view the description and application instructions on the UT Human Resources website.

Administrative Specialist II–Office of Undergraduate Research

This position will provide the primary administrative support services for the Office of Undergraduate Research in a dynamic environment. The Administrative Specialist will play an important role in coordination of the office including greeting individuals who visit the office, managing incoming calls and emails, delivery of communications, coordinating student travel, documenting student participation in undergraduate research, planning meetings and events, and providing administrative support for the Undergraduate Research Advisory Council. The Administrative Specialist will interact with a wide range of faculty, staff, and students at the campus level.

Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Development

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites nominations and applications for the position of Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Development (AVCRD). Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Research & Engagement, this position will lead the campus efforts to develop and strengthen capacity and productivity in transdisciplinary research, scholarship, and creative activity across all disciplines in support of the University’s journey forward as a Top 25 public research university.

Contract Coordinator–Office of Sponsored Programs

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville seeks a Contract Coordinator who will be primarily responsible for reviewing and negotiating non-disclosure agreements, confidential disclosure agreements, memorandums of understanding, material transfer agreements, and other contracts from federal, state and local government, non-profit and foundation sponsors. Responsibilities include: reading and analyzing legal agreements; conducting contract negotiations; recognizing unacceptable contract language; solving complex issues; recording actions in a relational database; and maintaining up-to-date electronic files. The Contract Coordinator will assist and advise faculty, researchers, and staff with award administration. The Contract Coordinator will prepare and present workshops on sponsored programs activities. The Contract Coordinator is required to keep abreast of new developments in University policies and procedures, as well as federal and state regulations.

Contract Coordinator – Joint Faculty Program, Office of Sponsored Programs

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville seeks a Contract Coordinator who will be primarily responsible for reviewing and negotiating contracts for the Joint Faculty program which is a collaboration established with Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Responsibilities include: reading and analyzing legal agreements; conducting contract negotiations; recognizing unacceptable contract language; solving complex issues; recording actions in a relational database; and maintaining up-to-date electronic files. The Contract Coordinator will assist and advise faculty, researchers, and staff with award administration. The Contract Coordinator will prepare and present workshops on sponsored programs activities. The Contract Coordinator is required to keep abreast of new developments in University policies and procedures, as well as federal and state regulations.

Manager, Strategic Research Initiatives-Research Development Team

This position is a first-line, go-to ORE staff contact for Principal Investigator’s (PI’s) actions related to their proposal preparation and submission, as they work on 1) proposals of diverse scope which requires a thorough understanding of complex regulations and 2) complex proposals that will involve multiple investigators and/or multiple sub-awards. The individual in this position will manage activities related to early warning for funding opportunities, federal agency engagement, proposal development, internal faculty interest, and external teaming for large funding opportunities.

Program Coordinator–Office of Undergraduate Research

This position will serve as a program coordinator for the events and activities of the Office of Undergraduate Research. This includes the execution of known events (EURēCA, Research Week, Discovery Day, Posters at the Capitol, etc.) as well as new events that will be created as needed. This position will also coordinate the activities of the office, including the Student Research Internship Program, Summer Research Scholars, travel grants program, work study research assistants program, international research opportunities program, student seminar series, and the Discovery Living and Learning Community. The position will interact with a wide range of faculty, staff, and students at the campus level.

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