Why Work at UTC?
UTC provides our campus employees with several elements to help them grow and achieve. From competitive benefits to a sense of community, your career at UTC will help you advance and succeed!
Total Rewards, Including Benefits, Discounts, and Work-Life Balance
From paid time off, to health insurance coverage, to discounts on vacation locations, UTC offers a comprehensive total rewards package to respect both your financial goals and your work-life balance. Both staff and faculty can take advantage of the total rewards offered to both UT and UTC-specific employees.
Regular full-time employees and regular part-time employees working at least 82.05%, who have completed at least 36 months of service at 82.05% receive an annual longevity payment for each year of eligible service, $100/year up to a maximum of $3000. Learn more about longevity pay here.
UTC provides multiple opportunities to advance your working career and your education, including committee membership, educational fee waivers for both employees and spouses/dependents, and additional volunteer and extracurricular activities to help you build your CV or resume, as well as your connections within the campus community and the region. UTC is committed to providing a diverse, dedicated workplace connected with UTC’s Strategic Plan.
On our campus, you can gain access to our new, Silver LEED-certified Library, take in the sights of the campus from our newly-dedicated Chamberlain Field, and even exercise in the largest gym in Chattanooga, our Aquatic and Recreation Center (ARC)!
Additionally, UTC is committed to providing a beautiful and sustainable campus for the larger Chattanooga community. We are dedicated to active recycling initiatives, utilizing more energy-efficient means of construction and operations, and improving communication for education on green practices. Learn more about our sustainability goals and news by visiting our Office of Sustainability page.
Learn more about UTC, including taking a campus tour, learning about the university’s history, and find out how to visit our campus here.
UTC’s current Strategic Plan follows our vision to Engage Students, Inspire Change, and Enrich the Community. Learn more about the four specific goals outlined within our Strategic Plan, and consider how you can help us succeed, thrive, and positively impact others by joining our campus family! Learn more about our current Strategic Plan here.
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 Amazon.com 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.
Being a part of the Chattanooga community is important to UTC — many of our employees come from other industries and companies in the area, and much of our research and academic partnerships are with local entities. UTC is committed to providing a fair and diverse university, working closely with one another on campus, as well as through our partnerships with Chattanooga-based businesses, organizations, and causes. Learn more about Chattanooga from the perspective of the UTC campus here.
For the past 35 years staff and faculty have been celebrated for their hard work, dedication, and commitment to The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Recipients will be honored at the Annual Service Awards Program with a luncheon on November 22 at 11:30 in the Tennessee Room of the University Center. View a list of the 2016 Service Award Honorees.
To commemorate the continuing success of UTC as a result of the efforts of staff and faculty, the Office of the Chancellor hosts a Founder’s Week every year. Past activities included new building open houses, staff and faculty picnics, Coffee with the Chancellor meetings, and other activities filled with free food, fun, and appreciation for all who continue to make this a great place to work! Learn more about Founders Week here.
Faculty and Staff Recognition Celebrations
At least twice a year, UTC holds recognition picnics and Holiday parties to recognize, reward, and celebrate the campus faculty and staff members. Click on the links to watch videos of 2016's "Mocs Games"-themed Faculty and Staff Picnic and Holiday Party!
Southern Conference (SoCon) Member Award
Conducted annually, the Southern Conference Member Award seeks to recognize one faculty and one staff member who serves to assist athletes in their success at UTC. Award winners are formally recognized at a home men's basketball game, and is included on the Southern Conference website. Learn more about the Southern Conference Member Award here.
UT President’s Award
To recognize outstanding staff and faculty who contribute to the entire UT System in education, discovery, connection, or overall support, Dr. Joe DiPietro began the President’s Awards program in 2015. Find out more here.
More awards and recognition specific to staff and faculty are also given each year, so be on the lookout for departmental and campuswide events in the future by viewing the Events tab on our main UTC page here.
One of the principal missions of The University of Tennessee is to provide quality educational opportunities for the people of this state. One measure of the quality of an educational experience is the extent to which it enables the recipient to compete and be productive in society and contribute to the quality of life. The Board of Trustees recognizes that diversity in the educational environment, including an outstanding and diverse student body, faculty, and staff, and an environment conducive to learning, adds value to the educational experience and the degree earned. Interacting with people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives augments the curricular experience and affords every student the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to be a productive and contributing citizen of this state and nation, capable of competing in a global society. Thus, diversity is fundamental to a sound twenty-first century education.
The Board affirms the educational value of a diverse and fully inclusive campus community, one that is enriched by persons of different backgrounds, points of view, cultures, socioeconomic status, and other diverse characteristics. The Board expects the University to engage in a variety of initiatives to advance diversity in all aspects of University life.
The Office of Equity and Diversity at UTC provides funding to assist full-time faculty and staff to be used for professional development expenses related to travel and research. Learn more about how to apply for assistance, as well as additional diversity initiatives conducted by the Office of Equity and Diversity here.
The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. 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.