Work for IPS



Employees are the University of Tennessee’s greatest asset and are critical to its ability to achieve success in classrooms, communities and offices across the state. The University is committed to recruiting and retaining the best and brightest faculty and staff and strives to be an employer of choice by focusing on employee needs and seeking feedback at every opportunity.

Whether you are a current UT employee looking to make a change or are considering a career at the University for the first time, you are encouraged to explore the openings and find your own place in the UT family.

Working for the Institute for Public Service is a unique and rewarding experience. Every day in Tennessee, nearly 200 IPS employees from Memphis to Johnson City are helping city and county governments, law enforcement personnel, and manufacturers and small business leaders better serve their customers and clients. Our product is the work of our staff consulting, advising and training clients on best practices in business and government. We’re looking for motivated and hard-working team members dedicated to making Tennessee a better place to work and live.

Current job opportunities with the institute are listed below. For more information, contact Tomi Rogers at


Center for Industrial Services

IPS Consultant I (PTAC) (Nashville)

County Technical Assistance Service

Administrative Intern (Nashville)

Criminal Justice Consultant (Nashville area)

County Government Consultant (East Tennessee)

County Government Consultant (West Tennessee)

Law Enforcement Innovation Center

No opportunities at this time

Municipal Technical Advisory Service

Executive Director

IPS Specialist II (Municipal Courts)

IPS Consultant II (Fire and Emergency)

Naifeh Center for Effective Leadership

No opportunities at this time

IPS Administration Office

No opportunities at this time


To apply electronically for a position at UT visit:


The University of Tennessee has instituted a pre-employment requirement to conduct background checks of new hires for regular faculty and staff. Some UT campuses and institutes also include checks for new term and limited duration appointment employees. A job offer is contingent upon a successful background check.


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