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University of Tennessee-Knoxville

University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

 

AAUP Compensation Survey Data
University of Tennessee-Knoxville

FULL PROFESSORS
$144,200
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS
$100,300
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS
$84,700
INSTRUCTORS
$65,400

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University of Tennessee-Knoxville Announcements

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  • Amber Williams

    Vice provost for student success

    Date Announced: November 15, 2019
  • Ellen McIntyre

    Dean, College of Education, Health and Human Sciences

    Date Announced: October 28, 2019
  • Claudio Gómez

    Jefferson Chapman Executive Director of the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture

    Date Announced: June 17, 2019
  • Donde Plowman

    Chancellor

    Date Announced: May 3, 2019
  • Suresh Babu

    Director, Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education

    Date Announced: December 21, 2018

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