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Open Rank, Non-Tenure Track Faculty, University Honors, Fall 2024

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 12, 2024

University Honors at the University of Tennessee Knoxville invites applications for an open rank non-tenure track faculty position . As the first in a series of faculty hires specific to the University Honors academic unit (within the Division of Student Success), w e seek a dynamic and innovative educator who can inspire and engage high-achieving students through a problem or project -based and human centered design-thinking pedagogical approach. The successful candidate will have a passion for interdisciplinary collaboration and a commitment to fostering a transformative learning experience for honors students.

The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.

This 9-month appointment will be primarily instructional, with varied service expectations (e.g., curriculum curation, mentoring, outreach). The appointment will be eligible for a renewable 1, 3 or 5-year appointment dependent on experience and qualifications.

University Honors at the University of Tennessee Knoxville serves approximately 2000 honors scholars (typically the top 7.5% at the institution) from varied disciplines. Supported by a staff of ten, honors scholars receive coaching and a host of benefits (e.g., scholarships, Honors Living and Learning Residence Hall, honors lounge, priority registration). Honors scholars earn prestigious campus awards and fellowships. Additional information about University Honors can be found at

The University of Tennessee -Knoxville was founded in 1794 and is on e of the oldes t public land-grant universities in the country. UT Knoxville is a vibrant and diverse urban campus located in the heart of Knoxville. UT Knoxville is the flagship campus for the UT system and has the Carnegie Classification of a Research University (Very High Research Activity ). UT Knoxville offers a generous benefits package, and more information can be found at

Additional information about faculty governance at the University of Tennessee can be found at , and university and community information at .


Required Qualifications
  • Terminal degree in a relevant discipline

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience and s trong commitment to interdisciplinary student-centered teaching and expertise in pedagogy that fosters a culture of equity, inquiry, collaboration, and creativity.

  • Demonstrated expertise and/or experience in Problem or Project-Based Learning, Human-Centered Design, or a related pedagogical approach.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively in a diverse academic environment.

Application Instructions

Application Process : Interested candidates should submit the following application materials:
  • A cover letter detailing their qualifications and interest in the position (2 pages max) .

  • A current curriculum vitae (CV).

  • A statement of teaching philosophy highlighting their approach to honors education, problem-solving, and group-oriented curriculum, and equitable instruction (2 pages max).

  • Condensed summary of e vidence of teaching excellence (e.g., course evaluations, syllabi, student artifacts).

  • Contact information for at least three professional references.

Review of applications will begin January 26th and continue until the position is filled.

The anticipated start date is August 1, 2024.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university. Requests for accommodations of a disability should be directed to the Office of Equity & Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-3560 or or (865)974-2498. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Investigation & Resolution 216 Business Incubator Building 2450 E.J. Chapman Drive Knoxville, Tennessee 37996 or (865)974-0717 or .

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