Assistant or Associate Professor, Fall 2021

Knoxville, TN
Sep 23, 2020
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Assistant or Associate Professor, Fall 2021

Knoxville, TN
Open Date:
Aug 31, 2020

The University of Tennessee’s Haslam College of Business invites applications for a tenure-track Organizational Behavior position in the Department of Management & Entrepreneurship. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the Department, as well as to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. The effective date of employment is August 1, 2021, or when filled. Compensation will be competitive for this position.

Essential duties and responsibilities: Engage in research that results in premier publications.  Teach undergraduate and graduate courses. Participate in professional and university service activities commensurate with faculty rank.

Haslam College of Business and Department Background 

The Haslam College of Business is well-funded with a current endowment of $205 million dollars. The Haslam College of Business is AACSB accredited, with over 130 faculty serving approximately 5,500 undergraduate and graduate students. Classes are taught in the state-of-the-art James A. Haslam II Business Building.   

The Department of Management and Entrepreneurship offers two undergraduate degrees, a master’s degree in management and human resources, two university minors (entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship), and the Ph.D. degree in Strategy, Entrepreneurship, & Organizations. Tenured or tenure-track departmental faculty members include Melissa Cardon, Russell Crook, David Gras, Jessica Jones, Terry Leap, Alex Miller, Tim Munyon, Tim Pollock, Codou Samba, Anne Smith, and Dave Williams. Our faculty have published in top journals including AMJ, AMR, ASQ, JAP, JBV, JIBS, JOM, Org Science, PPsych, and SMJ.

The Knoxville Area

Knoxville is located in east Tennessee, with a metro area of more than 850,000. Knoxville enjoys a mild climate, a beautiful and walkable downtown, varied nightlife, active neighborhoods, eclectic shopping and restaurants, and a low cost of living.  Knoxville is home to several large corporations and located within easy driving distance to Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Asheville, Atlanta, Charlotte, and Nashville are readily accessible by car, and the Knoxville airport offers direct flights to 29 destinations.


Required: Candidates must hold a Ph.D. from an accredited institution with a foundation and interest in Organizational Behavior or a closely-related discipline. The Ph.D. must be earned by August 1, 2021. Candidates must demonstrate evidence of quality scholarship and teaching effectiveness in Organizational Behavior.

Preferred: Our preferred candidates will possess:

  • An emerging or ongoing program of substantive research in premier refereed journals.
  • A strong background in research methods.
  • A desire to work with doctoral students.
  • The ability to complement and extend our faculty’s research interests and the direction of the Department.
  • A record of demonstrated teaching success at an accredited institution.
  • The ability to contribute to the diversity and intellectual climate of the Department and University.

Application Instructions:

We will begin reviewing applications immediately, and candidates applying by September 14, 2020 will receive a complete review of their credentials.  We will conduct initial interviews via videoconference, and will continue to review applications until the position is filled. Applicants should forward a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references.

If you have questions, please email [email protected] in care of:

Dr. Timothy Munyon, Search Committee Chair
Department of Management
Haslam College of Business
404 Stokely Management Center
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN 37996-0545