Office of Research & Engagement

UT Knoxville


Employment Opportunities

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, Joint Institute for Biological Sciences (JIBS)

The Administrative Specialist II position will serve all programs in the Joint Institute for Biological Sciences.


Director of Core Facilities – REVISED

The Office of Research and Engagement is now hiring for the newly created position of Director of Core Facilities. This position will be responsible for overseeing the development and administration of the UT Core Facilities Program.


Director – Faculty Development Team

The Director of FDT leads the team to promote and develop faculty research and scholarly development at UT to support UT’s goal to become a Top 25 public research university. The FDT’s approach is holistic and personalized, assisting faculty in identifying external funding opportunities, learning the skills of crafting competitive proposals, preparing proposals, and coordinating the development of interdisciplinary faculty research groups. The Director will provide the overall vision for the development and implementation of high quality, innovative programs.


Director – Research Development Team

The Director of RDT 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.


IRB Compliance Officer

The IRB Compliance Officer provides managerial oversight and subject matter expertise to the Human Subjects Research Program and all other compliance activities related to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and research activities involving human research subjects.


IRB Compliance Specialist (Admin Specialist III)

This position will primarily provide administrative support to researchers before, during, and after Institutional Review Board (IRB) submissions within the Office of Research & Engagement (ORE).


Manager, Strategic Research Initiatives

This position reports to the Director of the Research Development Team (RDT) within the Office of Research and Engagement. 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.

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


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