Job Opportunities

The University of Tennessee, College of Nursing is a leader in nursing education, research, and practice. We seek dynamic and engaging faculty and staff who share our vision to maximize health and transform health care by educating professional nurses who promote health on every level.

About University of Tennessee, Knoxville
UT is the state’s flagship institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. As a land-grant university, UT 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.

About Knoxville
The city of Knoxville is a hidden gem. It is surrounded by eight gorgeous lakes and has a beautiful and walkable downtown, a diverse music scene including internationally recognized festivals, active neighborhoods, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural and outdoor activities. UT is located within easy driving distance to the Great Smoky Mountains, Asheville, Atlanta, and Nashville.

We firmly believe our faculty and staff make a difference in each student’s life. We are nurse scientists, expert educators, and passionate staff deeply committed to making substantial contributions to improving regional, national, and global health and health care, attracting the best and brightest students.

Current Openings


Associate Dean for Practice and Global Affairs & Associate or Full Professor

The college seeks an Associate Dean for Practice and Global Affairs & Associate or Full Professor. This position serves as a member of the Dean’s senior leadership team and, as such, is expected to participate and contribute to the overall strategic goals of the college. They will work closely with and will develop partnerships with clinical leaders, in the community, other colleges (both within and outside the University), and other appropriate offices at the University. They will also collaborate with clinical partners, faculty and the college administration to facilitate funded faculty practice opportunities for faculty members. To learn more or apply visit:


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Students applying for positions within the College of Nursing should submit their information directly to the contact listed in the job posting. Click on a job title to view the position description and instructions for applying.

Graduate Preceptor Opportunities

A preceptor is a specialist in a profession who provides clinical, academic, and/or administrative experiences for students in the College of Nursing Graduate Programs. The primary role of the preceptor is to provide the student with a clinical/organizational experience to achieve objectives as identified by the student in collaboration with faculty. If interested in becoming a graduate preceptor with the College of Nursing, please contact us at

Preceptor Responsibilities (PDF)

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville EEO/AA Statement/Non-Discrimination Statement

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status. 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), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity, 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.