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Frequently Asked Questions



Application Process

  1. How do I apply for a job at UT?
  2. Do I need an email address to apply for positions at UT?
  3. How will I know if my online application was submitted successfully?
  4. If I don't have a computer, how can I apply for positions?
  5. What if I forget my password?

Searching and Applying for Open Positions

  1. How do I search for open positions?
  2. What happens after I submit my application for a position?
  3. Where can I find salary information for open positions?
  4. How are individuals selected for interviews?
  5. How do I apply for a faculty position?
  6. How do I know if a job is still open?
  7. How long does a position remain open?
  8. How will I know if a position has been filled or closed?
  9. Who can I contact if I need help or special assistance in completing my application?

Application Status

  1. How do I check the status of my application?
  2. When can I expect to hear about the status of my application?
  3. Who can I talk directly to about a job I have applied for?



Application Process

1.  How do I apply for a job at UT?

All applications should be submitted online. The first step in the process is to visit the UT Recruitment website and choose from one of the two applicant gateways depending on whether you are interested in faculty or staff positions. If you are an external candidate, you will create a new account to submit your application. You will be guided through the application process and be able to search and apply for open positions.

If you need assistance with completing the online application, call the UT Human Resources Call Center at (888) 444-UTHR.

2.  Do I need an email address to apply for positions at UT?

To complete the online application, an email address is required. You will receive an email message to confirm you have applied for a specific position and again when your application is forwarded to a hiring department for consideration. Additional notifications will be sent as appropriate via email throughout the recruitment process.

3.  How will I know if my online application was submitted successfully?

You will receive an email confirmation upon completing the online application process. To ensure that you submitted accurate information, you are encouraged to log in to your account and review your information.

4.  If I don't have a computer, how can I apply for positions?

You may visit UT Human Resources Offices located on each campus, listed on the right side of this page. A listing of offices and addresses is also available at: humanresources.tennessee.edu/campushr.html.

5.  What if I forget my password?

Go to the login screen and click on "Forgot your Password?" You will need to enter your email address. Once submitted, an email message with the subject line "Password Recovery" will be sent to the email address for your user profile. Click on the link in the email and follow the instructions to reset your password. You will receive an email confirmation when your password has been successfully reset.


Searching and Applying for Open Positions

1.  How do I search for open positions?

Go to “Search/Apply for Jobs” to search for positions by location, type of position, entity, shift, requisition number, keywords or by the date a position was posted.

2.  What happens after I submit my application for a position?

You will receive an email confirmation when you have successfully applied to an open position. Your application and qualifications will be reviewed for the minimum qualifications and preferred skills and experience for the position. The hiring manager will review applications and select those he/she is interested in contacting for an interview. The hiring manager will contact an applicant directly to arrange an interview. Following interviews, the hiring manager will select the most suitable candidate for the position. You are encouraged to log in to check the status of your application at any point in the process.

3.  Where can I find salary information for open positions?

The hiring department can provide this information during the selection process.

4.  How are individuals selected for interviews?

The hiring department determines which applicants it is interested in interviewing for an open position.

5.  How do I apply for a faculty position?

Faculty positions are handled by individual departments seeking candidates for those positions.

6.  How do I know if a job is still open?

Any position that appears on the job postings website remains open. You may also check the status of positions you have directly applied for through the job submission status section in your account. The job status column contains the current status of positions you have applied for directly.

7.  How long does a position remain open?

Positions are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. UT does not have defined closing dates for positions. A position will remain open until filled.

8.  How will I know if a position has been filled or closed?

If a position is no longer on the website, the position has either been filled or closed. You also can review your application status (see information below on this feature) which will show when a position you have directly applied for has been filled/closed.

9.  Who can I contact if I need help or special assistance in completing my application?

If you need assistance with the employment process, call the UT Human Resources Call Center at 1-888-444-UTHR, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. eastern.


Application Status

1.  How do I check the status of my application?

You can log in to your account and click on the job submission status for an update on those positions to which you have applied. The job status column in this feature will show you the current status of the position. The HR status column in this feature will show your individual status within the position.

2.  When can I expect to hear about the status of my application?

You can monitor the status of your application online through the job submission status feature. If your resume is forwarded to a hiring department for consideration, you will receive an email, and your job submission status will be updated. You will be contacted if the University is interested in speaking with you regarding the position. Due to the volume of applicants UT receives, we regret that we are unable to respond to candidates individually regarding the status of their applications.

3.  Who can I talk directly to about a job I have applied for?

A recruiter or hiring manager will contact you if he/she is interested in speaking with you about a position you applied for. Due to the volume of applicants UT receives, we regret that we are unable to respond to candidates individually regarding the status of their applications.

Human Resources Officers

UT Chattanooga
Human Resources Center,
Dept 3603
720 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37403
(423) 425-4221
(423) 425-4574 fax

UT Knoxville
224 Conference Center Building
Knoxville, TN 37996-4125
(865) 946-8847
(865) 974-8372 fax
hr@utk.edu

UT Health Science Center
910 Madison Avenue, Suite 722
Memphis, TN 38163
(901) 448-5600
(901) 448-5170 fax
hr@uthsc.edu

UT Institute of Agriculture
212 D Morgan Hall
2621 Morgan Circle Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4525
(865) 974-7245
(865) 974-0882 fax

UT Institute for Public Service
105 Student Services Building
Knoxville, TN 37996
(865) 974-6621
(865) 974-1528 fax

UT Martin
112 Administration Building
Martin, TN 38238
(731) 881-7845
pbright@utm.edu

UT Space Institute
411 B. H. Goethert Parkway, MS-11
Tullahoma, TN 37388-9700
(931) 393-7226
hr@utsi.edu