The University of Tennessee System is the state’s oldest higher education institution and preeminent public university.

Working at the University of Tennessee offers more than just a stable job. In 2022, the University of Tennessee System was named a certified Great Place to Work®. The Great Place to Work survey is based entirely on what current employees say about their experience working at the UT System. Great Place to Work is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience and the leadership behaviors proven to deliver market-leading revenue, employee retention and increased innovation. The University is proud to provide a great work environment for all employees.



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About UT

Through the combined force of education, research and outreach, the University serves students, business and industry, schools, governments, organizations and residents statewide.

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Our Values

Clear values help ensure that all employees are working towards the same goals. Core values support the University’s vision and shape its culture.

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The university employs more than 14,000 people in Tennessee with its workforce distributed across all 95 counties.
The University of Tennessee offers an extensive benefits package that includes comprehensive health insurance, retirement, paid time off, tuition waivers and discounts, in addition to dozens more services to support health and happiness.

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The UT System Office of Employee and Organizational Development (EOD) embraces life-long learning and provides all employees with opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Each year you will have an opportunity to participate in a wide variety of facilitated workshops, seminars, and conferences. Additionally, you will have access to a growing number of self-paced eLearning courses at no cost to employees on a full spectrum of topics—making it convenient for employees to meet their development needs.

Situated in the heart of Downtown Knoxville, the UT Tower offers proximity to a wealth of great activities. During lunch breaks or after work, employees can explore Market Square, which is home to an array of restaurants, shops and entertainment venues. Additionally, the Tower is conveniently located near the World’s Fair Park, the iconic Sunsphere and the scenic Knoxville Riverfront, providing opportunities for relaxation, outdoor activities and cultural experiences. Knoxville is also located at the base of the Great Smoky Mountains. Within 30 minutes, you can immerse yourself in nature, explore activities in Gatlinburg and visit Dollywood in Pigeon Forge. The close proximity to these exciting attractions ensures that working at the UT Tower not only offers professional fulfillment but also a rich and fulfilling personal life.

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Attend educational, cultural, theatrical and sporting events for the whole family at discounted rates
Family-friendly events are held daily on each of UT’s campuses, and employees are often offered discounted admission.

Receive discounts from national companies
Partnerships with several national companies allow UT employees to apply discounts toward cell phone plans, travel expenses, rental cars, and many more purchases.

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Employee Assistance Program
UT provides an employee assistance program which provides free, confidential assistance to help employees and their families resolve problems that influence their personal lives or job performance.

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