Skip to content

Employment Opportunities

Head, Department of Philosophy

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE, Knoxville, seeks applications and nominations for Head of its Department of Philosophy. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Philosophy, and scholarly and research credentials appropriate for appointment at the rank of Professor. We seek an individual with a distinguished record of research, excellent teaching, and relevant service or administrative experience. The successful candidate will provide leadership for a department of 10 or more tenured or tenure-line faculty and roughly as many lecturers, which supports a doctoral program. The unit employs two full-time administrative assistants, enrolls 25-30 graduate students and offers an undergraduate program consisting of about 80 majors. Strong leadership skills and the ability to work effectively and collaboratively with colleagues, staff, and students are especially important. Ability to enhance the department’s diversity profile is desirable.  The salary will be competitive. To apply please e mail one PDF file that contains a letter of interest, statement of teaching and leadership philosophy, description of current research, vitae and names of three references to:  PHILSEARCH@utk.edu.  Review of applications will begin December 1, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. More information is available at http://philosophy.utk.edu/.


The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the state's flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. As a land-grant university, it is committed to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement with society. In all its activities, the university aims to advance the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate society. 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.
All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions 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. Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations. 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. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), and Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN   37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

The flagship campus of the University of Tennessee System and partner in the Tennessee Transfer Pathway.