Prospective Employees

What's the best thing about working at East Tennessee State University?

Our people—students, faculty and staff!  Our quality reputation!  Our beautiful campus!  Our emphasis on caring for the needs of every member of the ETSU family!  ETSU is a student-centered community of learning that employs more than 2,000 faculty and staff.  Our personnel are a constant source of enthusiastic service that makes us a leader in regional universities.

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Thank you for your interest in employment at ETSU.

All job advertisements are posted directly to the eJobs at ETSU web site. All ETSU applicants for employment MUST complete an official ETSU application or Faculty Profile at Only regular full-time and part-time ETSU employees are eligible to apply for internal searches.

Applicants for temporary and adjunct positions must go to and click "Create Application", complete the appropriate electronic employment application, print and sign the application, and send the paper application to the hiring department.


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Faculty and administrative positions must remain open for a minimum of 30 days.  Clerical and support staff positions must remain open for a minimum of 14 days.  Positions will remain posted until 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on the stated deadline date or until the position is filled.  All positions currently posted to the eJobs at ETSU employment website are still OPEN for applications.

Hiring searches at ETSU are conducted in a decentralized fashion. The review and selection of applicants is conducted by the department listed on the position advertisement. If you have specific questions regarding the status of a search process, please contact the department listed on the position advertisement. Contact information for ETSU departments is located at NOTE: An applicant status of "In Progress" indicates that the department is still currently reviewing applications. All applicants for a position advertisement are notified via email if the position is filled.

The value of employment at ETSU goes far beyond salary.  As a potential employee, you will enjoy a full range of benefits, services and programs.  Total compensation includes annual salary, a generous annual and sick leave program, 13 paid holidays, health and life insurance, retirement, 401(k) and more.  This calculator provides prospective employees with an illustrated breakdown of total compensation.  To see the total estimated value of salary and benefits, simply click the calculator icon on the right, choose the appropriate job type, fill-in an annual base salary, select a health plan coverage and retirement plan, and click the "Calculate" button.



Thank you for your interest in employment with East Tennessee State University.
  Detailed benefits information is located at
A brief synopsis of employees benefits and sites of interest follow:

The University provides two types of non-contributory (no contributions by the employee) retirement plans to choose from:

o The Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (TCRS) - a defined benefit plan where the total years of experience and the highest five consecutive years' salary is used in the computation of the retirement benefit.   It has a five-year vesting requirement.   All regular budgeted full time and part time employees are eligible for this plan.

o  The Optional Retirement Plan (ORP) - an annuity plan in which 10 percent of the employee's salary up to the social security wage base  and 11 percent on the salary above the social security wage base is sent to the annuity of choice. All regular full-time and regular part-time faculty and administrative employees are eligible for this plan. There are three vendors VOYA FinancialTIAA-CREF, and VALIC. The employee can participate in one, two, or all three and can transfer between companies.

  • All employees working a minimum of 30 hours per week are eligible to participate in the State of Tennessee Group Insurance program. There are two different PPO plans to choose from: a Partnership PPO and a Standard PPO administered by Blue Cross Blue Shield or CIGNA. The program provides health, term life, and accident death and dismemberment insurance for the employee and their covered dependents.  Premiums are paid 80% by the University and 20% by the employee.

  • Additional optional plans include dental insurance, accidental life, term life, Aflac, long-term care, and long-term disability.

  •   A flexible benefits plan for health and dental premiums, medical spending account and dependent day care is available. 

  • An optional 401K plan with a $50 employer match is available.  Roth 401(k); 457 and 403(b) plans are also available for pre-tax contributions.

  • An Employee Assistance Program is available for both employee and dependents.  Additional information concerning this benefit is available here.

  • Free educational benefits are offered for employees at any accredited institution and a 50% discount for employee's dependents at any TBR institution for undergraduate studies.  Further information may be found at PPP-13.

  • Twelve-month faculty and administrative staff earn two days annual (vacation) and one day of sick leave monthly.  Nine-month faculty earn sick leave only during the months of contract.  Clerical staff earn one day annual, which increases with longevity, and one day sick leave monthly.  Participation in a faculty and/or non-faculty sick leave bank is optional.

  • Payday is the last working day of the month.  Nine-month faculty are paid over twelve months. Direct deposit of pay is a condition of employment at ETSU. Employees are required to submit a bank account and routing information to process pay.

  • There are thirteen official University holidays.  For a schedule of the current holidays, click here

  • A longevity pay plan to reward state employees for extended full time service to the state, subject to yearly positive action by the State Legislature, is in place.  Upon completion of 36 months of service, budgeted full time employees are eligible to receive $100 per year of service, at present not to exceed $3,000.

Typing Tests/Pre-employment Testing

The Office of Human Resources discontinued mandatory typing tests for all clerical positions on October 1, 2008.  However, individual ETSU departments may administer pre-employment tests, with prior approval from the Office of Human Resources.  Departments will also adequately and properly notify all applicants of any pre-employment testing requirements.  For more information, please see the Typing Tests/Pre-employment Testing web page.

Misrepresentation of Academic Credentials
T.C.A Sec. 49-7-133

It is a Class A misdemeanor to misrepresent academic credentials. A person commits the offense of misrepresentation of academic credentials who, knowing that the statement is false and with the intent to secure employment at or admission to an institution of higher education in Tennessee, represents, orally or in writing that such person:
(1) Has successfully completed the required course work for and has been awarded one (1) or more degrees or diplomas from an accredited institution of higher education;
(2) Has successfully completed the required course work for and has been awarded one (1) or more degrees or diplomas from a particular institution of higher education; or
(3) Has successfully completed the required course work for and has been awarded one (1) or more degrees or diplomas in a particular field or specialty from an accredited institution of higher education.

NOTICE: Sex Offender Registration

The federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act and the Tennessee College and University Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2002 require that whenever a sex offender becomes employed, enrolls as a student or volunteers at an institution of higher education in the, state of Tennessee, he or she must complete or update the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) sexual offender registration/monitoring form and deliver it to TBI headquarters in Nashville. As defined in section 40-39-102 of the Tennessee Code, a "sexual offender" means a person who is, or has been, convicted in this state of committing a sexual offense or who is, or has been, convicted in another state or another country, or who is or has been convicted in a federal or military court, of committing an act which would have constituted a sexual offense if it had been committed in this state. A "sexual offense" means the commission of acts including but not limited to aggravated and statutory rape, sexual battery, sexual exploitation of a minor, aggravated prostitution, and kidnapping.

Both acts designate certain information concerning a registered sexual offender as public information and therefore amend and supercede the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and other federal and state laws that previously prohibited the disclosure of such personal information. Since the laws require the publication of information pertaining to sexual offenders employed, enrolled or volunteering at an educational institution, said publication does not constitute grounds for a grievance or complaint under institutional or Tennessee Board of Regents policies or procedures.

Annual Security & Fire Safety Report

Because TCA 40-39-211 prohibits sex offenders required to register under TCA Title 40, Chapter 39, Part 2 from knowingly accepting employment within one thousand feet (1,000’) of the property line of any public school, private or parochial school, licensed day care center, other child care facility, public park, playground recreation center or public athletic field available for use by the general public, registered sex offenders may not be eligible for employment at East Tennessee State University.

ETSU Safety & Security Information

East Tennessee State University makes available to prospective employees the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report. The report is published annually and includes the following information:

  1. campus policy regarding the reporting of criminal activity

  2. campus policy concerning facility safety and access

  3. campus policy concerning law enforcement

  4. information regarding safety and crime prevention programs

  5. campus policy regarding the sale, possession and use of alcohol and illegal drugs

  6. information regarding drug and alcohol education programs

  7. campus policy regarding sexual assault programs to prevent sex offenses and procedures to follow when sex offenses occur

  8. description of procedures for preparing annual disclosure of crime statistics

  9. campus policy allowing disclosure of crimes on a voluntary, confidential basis

  10. campus policy concerning crimes disclosed to a pastoral or mental health counselor

  11. campus policy concerning the recording of student criminal activity at off-campus locations

  12. timely warning procedure (campus crime alerts)

  13. crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years.

The Annual Security & Fire Safety Report is available upon request from the Department of Public Safety, Box 70646, ETSU, Johnson City, TN 37614. The report can be accessed on the Internet at:

ETSU is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution and is fully in accord with the belief that educational and employment opportunities should be available to all eligible persons without regard to age, sex, color, race, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation/gender identity. ETSU employs only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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