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Academic Affairs Coordinator, Honors and Scholars Programs

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN
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Jul 11, 2021

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Academic Affairs Coordinator,  Honors and Scholars Programs
Full-time, Exempt position, Market Range 07

The Academic Affairs Coordinator is a critical member of the Honors and Scholars team at the University of Tennessee, which manages all four university-wide programs while serving as a leader of honors efforts university-wide. This position works within the Academic Affairs unit of Honors & Scholars: manages academic processes, oversees curricular functions of the Chancellor's Honors Program (CHP), and coaches students in Honors & Scholars on research, capstone, and thesis experiences.

Position’s responsibilities:

Management of select academic processes for Honors & Scholars Programs:

-develop and manage processes for honors capstone or thesis project

-liaise with University Libraries staff on public hosting of completed projects

-recruit faculty for and oversee implementation of CHP general education course offerings

-recruit faculty partners for student research fellowships and oversee selection process of student participants

-develop and manage internal grants for students (travel and research) including oversight of grant review committee and disbursal processes in partnership with the Office of Financial Aid


Provide honors coaching to upper-division CHP students regarding leadership experiences/capstone:

- work with students on individualized plans for completing thesis/capstone

- explore creative ways to deliver services to students with varying needs (i.e. one-on-one meetings, group meetings, workshops, virtual options)

- document coaching records in university and departmental software


Honors research support:

- Coordinate and communicate undergraduate research resources for honors students; liaise with the Office of Undergraduate Research


Represent unit on university committees; support Honors & Scholars Programs initiatives; liaise with Student Engagement team



Master’s Degree

Required: Two years' experience in university academic affairs; research experience.

Preferred: Three years' experience in university academic affairs; experience working with high achieving students.

Job: Student Services
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-Knoxville
Organization: Avp Honors & Scholars Program
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jun 15, 2021, 4:43:01 PM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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