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Assistant Professor, Learning and Leadership

Company: University of Tennessee
Location: Chattanooga
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Assistant Professor, Learning and Leadership

College of Health, Education and Professional Studies

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC), with a current enrollment of 12,000 students, is seeking to fill a position in the Learning and Leadership programs within the College of Health, Education and Professional Studies to begin in January 2023.

This is a twelve-month, full-time, Assistant Professor appointment that requires year-round instruction, advising and supervising multi-disciplinary research at the graduate level. This position requires experience with online, and hybrid learning environments.

The learning and leadership program is competency based, and the curriculum is multi-disciplinary. The curriculum is work/experience embedded. Most of the students pursuing these degrees are actively working and engaged in various areas of professional practice.

We see learning as transformative relative to human behavior and cognition in multiple venues. From a Leadership perspective we believe that leadership is a shared process based on relationships, organizational goals and measurable outcomes, not a study of individuals with positional power often viewed as leaders or bosses by title of position. Please visit the program websites at:


The successful candidate will hold an earned doctorate Ph.D., Ed.D. (or equivalent) in a relevant field (e.g., Quantitative Research Methods, Psychology, Organizational Behavior). Evidence of research expertise and productivity in one or more areas in the context of leadership, cognition, decision-making, or other disciplines in the social sciences is required. The candidate should also demonstrate knowledge and experience in teaching Research Methodology, Applied Research, and/or Applied Statistics at the doctoral level and provide evidence of contribution to national professional organizations. Experience in the use of Learning Management Systems is required.

The preferred candidate will have experience in the dissertation process and will show evidence, experience, and skill in facilitating learning through the use of instructional technology (synchronous and asynchronous). Experience in qualitative research methods, data mining, and predictive analytics are preferred.

Application Procedures:

Screening of applications for this position will begin in September 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit the following information within our online application system for consideration:

  • letter of interest to include a statement of learning philosophy and a diversity statement
  • a current curriculum vita
  • unofficial transcripts from all universities

    Additionally, candidates will need to include names, titles, and email addresses for three (3) references for confidential letters of recommendation to be requested.

    The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is the second largest school in the University of Tennessee System, serving a diverse student body of more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students through five academic colleges. UTC offers a unique blend of private and public school traditions and is a driving force for achieving excellence, embracing diversity, inspiring positive change, and enriching the community. Since its founding as Chattanooga University in 1886, UTC has developed a reputation for excellence build on an unusual blend of the private and public traditions of American higher education. For more than 83 years, the university was a private school. In 1969, UTC became part of the state university system. Today, UTC is on a journey to excellence - boldly embracing a passion for excellence in all things and focused on changing lives and transforming communities. The UTC commitment-each and every day-is to earn the trust and confidence of those we serve. Our goal is to make a difference in our community and in the lives of our students.

    Chattanooga, the fourth largest city in the state, is located in Southeast Tennessee near the border of Georgia at the junction of four interstate highways. The city has received national recognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown and redevelopment of its riverfront. Chattanooga also has the fastest internet in the country. Home to the first Gig Internet in the United States, Chattanooga has a 100% fiber network that links every home and business in a 600-square mile area. Companies like Unum, McKee, U.S. Xpress, Volkswagen, Coke United and have chosen to set up shop in Chattanooga. Attractions such as the Tennessee Aquarium, Lookout Mountain, Civil War battlefield sites, the African American Museum, and the Appalachian Trail bring thousands of people to the area, as do events like the Riverbend Festival, Nightfall, Jazzanooga, the Creative Discovery Museum for Children, and the Southern Writers Conference. Chattanooga is the home to the seven-time NCAA Southern Conference Football Champions, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mocs.People who love the outdoors use Chattanooga as a base for hang-gliding, bass fishing, mountain climbing and caving expeditions; the beautiful Smoky Mountains and Tennessee River support the greatest variety of flora of any area in the United States. Chattanooga also has a long and rich past with regard to diversity, which includes Native American heritage, Civil War history, and the Civil Rights movement. Chattanooga is also just a two-hour (or less) drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville, and Birmingham.


    The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.

Keywords: University of Tennessee, Chattanooga , Assistant Professor, Learning and Leadership, Other , Chattanooga, Tennessee

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