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Open Position – College of Arts & Sciences Professor and Associate Dean of Academic Personnel

The College of Arts and Sciences seeks nominations and applications for the position of Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Personnel.  As a member of the Dean’s cabinet, the Associate Dean for Academic Personnel will work with the Dean, the other Associate Deans, and the College office Directors on all issues related to College governance and administration, including:  general College policy, faculty hiring and development; tenure and promotion deliberations; research support; and budget-related issues.  This position also requires a good working relationship with the Provost’s office.

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.  The specific duties for which the Associate Dean for Academic Personnel will have primary responsibility include:

  1. College-level oversight of a broad range of personnel-related matters affecting academic personnel in all of the College’s academic units, including tenured, tenure-track, and non-tenure-track faculty.  The Associate Dean will provide College-level oversight of searches for faculty positions and internal searches for Department Heads and School Directors; will oversee the collection of workload and productivity data from faculty in the College; will manage the College’s evaluation processes for faculty, including retention reviews for probationary faculty, annual evaluations of faculty, Department Heads, and School Directors, and cumulative performance reviews of faculty; and will manage the processes associated with the review of faculty for promotion and tenure.  The Associate Dean will serve as the College office’s primary liaison to campus-level offices with responsibility for academic personnel matters and related faculty affairs.
  2. Approval, as needed, of faculty members’ requests for modified duty assignments and leaves of absence, and of post-retirement service agreements.
  3. College-level oversight of efforts that ensure compliance of the College, and its academic units, with Federal, University, and College policies regarding topics such as conflicts of interest, sexual harassment, equal employment opportunity, and affirmative action.
  4. An extensive role in matters of conflict resolution and issues of equity within the College.
  5. An assurance of the proper operation of College governance and functions as the primary contact in the College office for certain auxiliary operations.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or the terminal degree in their discipline, must be at the rank of full professor, and must have a minimum of five years of experience as a faculty member in the College of Arts and Sciences and academic administrative experience.  Preference will be given to candidates who have served in the role of Department Head or who have comparable administrative experience.  Applicants must demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to equal employment opportunity and diversity.

The successful candidate will be appointed 100 percent time to this twelve-month appointment.  The appointment will begin no later than August 1, 2014.

Candidates should submit a current resume, letter of intent, and names of three references to Marla Roberts, Administrative Coordinator, Office of Academic Personnel, College of Arts & Sciences.  Electronic submission of application materials in a single pdf document is preferred and should be sent to Marla Roberts at  Consideration of applicants will begin March 10, 2014, and will continue until position is filled.

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.