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Why Work at UT?

Working at the University of Tennessee offers more than just a stable job. As an employee at UT, you can:

Work with brilliant people

UT attracts the top students and professors from all over the world. In its 2008 America’s Best Colleges ranking, U.S. News and World Report placed UT in the top 30 percent of national public universities).

Immerse yourself in the arts and culture

UT is the hub of creativity in Knoxville. Employees enjoy discounted tickets to the Clarence Brown Theatre, FREE admission to the McClung Museum, FREE admission to concerts and recitals at the UT School of Music.

Root for the VOLS!

UT is home to great thinkers AND great ball players. In 2008, the UT Lady Vols won their 8th NCAA championship!
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Enjoy our community…

Knoxville is both the oldest and the third-largest city in the state of Tennessee (only Memphis and Nashville are larger). Nestled at the foot of the Appalachian mountains along the Tennessee River, it is within a day’s drive of many major metropolitan areas, including Atlanta and Chicago.
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…and help keep it green!

UTK is committed to becoming a leader in resource management and environmental stewardship while pursuing climate neutrality.
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Generous time off

Salaried employees earn two vacation days a month, while hourly pay employees earn one day of vacation a month.  Plus, UT offers numerous holidays and administrative closings throughout the year.
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Free money!

UT offers employer 401k matching up to $50 per month.  Employees are given numerous options to save and are enrolled in one of two pension programs.
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Free tuition!

Full-time regular employees can pursue a degree without having to pay the in-state maintenance fees (up to nine hours per term). Children (age 26 or younger) and spouses of full-time regular UT employees can attend undergraduate credit courses at a discounted rate of 50% off the in-state maintenance cost (percentage is pro-rated for regular part-time employees with at least one year of continuous service working a minimum of 50 percent time).
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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.

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