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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

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.

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.

Strategic Research Initiatives Coordinator II–Research Development Team

The RDT is responsible for the coordination of a team approach for major strategic and/or large scale, multidisciplinary or multi-investigator research projects involving faculty and administrative staff from various colleges and central administrative units. This position supports proposal preparation and submission, as they work on 1) proposals of diverse scope which require a thorough understanding of complex regulations and 2) complex proposals that will involve multiple investigators and/or multiple sub-awards. At the direction of their supervisor, the individual in this position will conduct activities related to capture management, including early warning for funding opportunities, federal agency engagement, and policy analysis; proposal development; and other activities in support of research development programs. Responsibilities include preparing concept papers, proposals, and other documents to be submitted by university personnel. At times, this can involve coordination with various external partners, including other universities; industrial and corporate contacts; and state agencies to build teams in support of the PI’s research.


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