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Employment Opportunities

For a complete list of open positions, visit the UT HR Recruitment website.

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.

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research Finance & Administration

The Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research Finance & Administration reports to and directly supports the Vice Chancellor for Research & Engagement (VCRE) by providing advice and counsel regarding strategic administrative, financial, staffing, staff development, physical resources, and oversight of the Office of Research & Engagement and the campus research centers and joint institutes. This position serves as a primary advisor to the VCRE on financial, human resource, and operational activities impacting the VCRE reporting units and for other areas within the University of Tennessee that are impacted by research and innovation activities and functions. This position makes funding allocation decisions and manages a variety of funding programs in support of advancing and increasing the research enterprise. S/he serves as an advocate and an advisor for research administration and operational activities.  S/he effectively interfaces in a leadership capacity on behalf of the VCRE with central administration, colleges, centers, and institutes.

 

Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Development

Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Research & Engagement, this position will lead the campus efforts to develop and strengthen the research culture and increase the capacity and productivity in transdisciplinary research, scholarship, and creative activity across all disciplines in direct support of the University’s journey forward as a Top 25 public research university under our Vol Vision 2020 Journey to the Top strategic plan. The AVCRD will have management authority and budget responsibilities for groups reporting directly to this position including Research Development, Faculty Development, Core Facilities, and Research Informatics.  The AVCRD will lead the Strategic and Transformative Investments in Research (STIR) program to provide funding to grow the research enterprise.  An additional area of internal financial support includes management of the Scholarly and Research Incentive Funds (SARIF) investment program.

Director, Community Engagement, Office of Research & Engagement

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites applications for the position of Director of Community Engagement. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the state’s flagship and land grant institution, is a Carnegie doctoral research university rated R1 (very high research activity) and in 2015 received the Carnegie Community Engagement classification. This position will provide leadership and strategy for the University’s efforts in community engagement in direct support of the University’s journey forward as a Top 25 public research university under our Vol Vision 2020 Journey to the Top strategic plan.

Faculty Development Coordinator I

The Faculty Development Coordinator (FDC) is a member of the Faculty Development Team (FDT) in the Office of Research and Engagement (ORE) and reports to the director of faculty development. The FDC plays a central role on behalf of all ORE in identifying and disseminating information to the campus community regarding internal and external funding opportunities for research, scholarship, and creative activity. The FDC serves as the official campus liaison and administrator for Pivot, the institution’s subscription funding opportunity and faculty profile database. (See full details at the link above.)

Sponsored Programs Coordinator

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) seeks a full-time Coordinator I to facilitate sponsored programs administration awards from UT-Battelle (UTB) and CNS Y-12.

 

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