SunTrust Chair of Excellence in Humanities

Chattanooga, Hamilton County
Jul 28, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
SunTrust Chair of Excellence in Humanities The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) renews its call for 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. In addition to a 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. The new deadline for submission of application materials is September 2, 2014. Candidates who submitted application materials during the initial spring 2014 call for applications remain in the search pool and may update their materials if desired. All materials must be electronically submitted to Questions about the position should be directed to John Tucker, Search Committee Chair, at or (423) 425-4341. 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.