Our Faculty Plan
The core of any great university is its faculty. The faculty teaches our students. The faculty leads our research. The faculty brings national attention to our achievements. With that in mind, we have taken great strides to recruit and retain talented and dedicated faculty members.
We have made significant progress in raising average faculty salaries. Our salary range is competitive or better than many of the universities in our peer and aspirational groups, especially when adjusted for Knoxville’s low cost of living. Also, our student to tenure-line faculty ratio has improved, an important measurement as we also work to improve our undergraduate student experience.