SunTrust Chair of Excellence in Humanities

Chattanooga, Hamilton County
Feb 27, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
SunTrust Chair of Excellence in Humanities The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) invites nominations and applications for the SunTrust Chair of Excellence in Humanities. The successful candidate will enjoy national distinction with a strong record of teaching, scholarly publication or creative activity, and public service in the humanities appropriate for a tenured appointment at the level of Associate or Full Professor. The Chair is expected to be an active advocate for the humanities with interdisciplinary interests. This is an endowed chair that also carries its own budget for travel, public programming, secretarial support, and other operating expenses. A two course per semester teaching load is expected. UTC is a metropolitan institution, one of four primary campuses of the University of Tennessee, and has an enrollment of 10,300 undergraduate and 1350 graduate students. UTC offers baccalaureate degrees in 44 fields, masters in 22, and doctorates in three. Its 100-acre campus is located in Chattanooga, a mid-sized city that has been featured in US News and World Report and Parade as one of America’s most livable cities. The campus is in the revitalized downtown area and has been an integral partner in the nationally recognized renaissance of Chattanooga. The university’s private endowment, currently valued at more than $100 million, enables UTC to maintain academic excellence beyond that funded by state appropriations. Screening of applicants will begin February 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. In addition to the curriculum vitae and other supporting documents, applicants should submit a statement of philosophy and vision for this position and provide names and contact information for three referees. All materials must be electronically submitted to UTC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/Title VI and Title IX/Section 504/ADA /ADEA institution.