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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.

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.

Director, Research Development Team

The Office of Research and Engagement seeks applications from an experienced, highly-motivated leader with exceptional proposal management and team building skills to serve as Director of the Research Development Team. The RDT director is responsible for the coordination of a beginning-to-end, team approach for major strategic and/or large-scale research proposals and projects at UT to support UT’s goal to become a Top 25 public research university. As a member of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Development’s (AVCRD) High Performance Team (HPT), the director will also share the overall responsibility for promoting the mission and vision of ORE and for implementing the ORE strategic plan.

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.

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