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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.

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.


Data Analyst–Research Informatics

This unit is responsible for providing data relative to the research enterprise including mining information from award, proposal, expenditure, and publication databases; generating research activity reports; tracking various research output and impact data; analyzing changes in external funding support; and identifying trends in the university’s research performance. The Data Analyst will assist with the generation, maintenance, analysis, presentation, and dissemination of information that supports UT’s planning, management, and decision-making processes.

Sponsored Programs Administrator

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville seeks a full-time Sponsored Programs Administrator to assist faculty and staff in the preparation of applications for external funding and award/contract processing. OSP strives to provide the highest quality of support to faculty, staff, and research administrators.

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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