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About UT Recruitment

The goal of the Employment unit of the Office of Human Resources is to identify and recruit qualified candidates for open positions at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Recruitment also offers a Temporary Help Pool that benefits both departments who need temporary staffing and applicants who wish to experience working in a university setting.

Background Checks

In an effort to protect the University, its employees, students and visitors, the Knoxville Campus will complete criminal background checks prior to making an offer of employment for any new regular or term faculty or staff position. The criminal background check will include a review of professional license sanctions. Exceptions will be made for the following categories: (i) finalists for faculty or post-doctoral appointments who present valid work-authorization documentation from the Department of Homeland Security (work eligibility must be verified); (ii) faculty members who are employed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory; and (iii) faculty members in adjunct, zero-salary appointments. The background check will be conducted for successful candidates before the job is officially offered. A job offer is contingent upon a successful background check.

Current employees who apply for certain internal positions will be required to undergo background checks. These positions include ones working with security, finances, children or the use of master building keys.

Additional information about the background checks

Background Check Guidelines

UTK Background Check Process for faculty and staff new hires

Annual Fire Safety Report

The annual fire safety report for residential occupancies at the university is available for review online. This report is required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act.

Clery Act Information

In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Act, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville publishes an annual security and fire safety report.  The report contains information on crime prevention, crime reporting, law enforcement policies and procedures, fire safety and statistics, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and other matters related to security and safety on university owned or controlled property and associated public areas.  The security report for the Knoxville Area (which includes the Knoxville campus, the Institute for Public Service, the Institute of Agriculture and the UT System Administration) may be found at A printed copy of the combined Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at the UT Police Department, 1101 Cumberland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37996 or you may request a copy by mail to

EEO Statement

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Notice of Alien Labor Certifications

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