The University of the South is an equal opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.

If you have questions about a position, the University application process, or if you are a person with a disability and would like to request an accommodation in the application and interview process please contact Human Resources at 931.598.1381 or email us at

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Commitment to Unique Experiences

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Commitment to Health and Safety

We have established health strategies, policies, and the support necessary to safely operate the University while hosting students on campus. Specifically, we are focused on testing, tracing, isolation, and other environmental mitigation efforts to reduce the likelihood of viral spread. As a community of friends and colleagues, we’re in this together.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The University of the South, commonly known as Sewanee, comprises a nationally ranked residential College of Arts and Sciences and a School of Theology. The University is strongly committed to the values of intellectual inquiry, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and living and serving in community. Situated on 13,000 acres atop Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau, Sewanee is known for its stunning natural beauty while providing easy access to Chattanooga, Nashville, and Huntsville. The University is affiliated with the Episcopal Church and seeks to help employees of all backgrounds and identities flourish.

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Title IX Compliance

The University of the South stands firmly for the principle that its employees, students, and participants of university-sponsored programs and activities have a right to be free from discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, pregnancy and childbirth, and genetic information. As required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the University does not discriminate on the basis of sex or other protected categories in the educational programs or activities which it operates. This requirement of non-discrimination extends to admission to and employment in those programs or activities. The University is committed to sustaining a community in which the dignity of every individual is respected. Key to this value are efforts to nurture an environment of civility and mutual respect and to foster a culture of reporting concerns so that the University can respond promptly and equitably whenever an incident occurs. All employees, students, and participants of university-sponsored programs and activities have the right to be free from harassment and retaliation.

Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may be addressed to:


The University’s Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Sylvia Gray, at:

Woods Lab, 138

(931) 598-1420


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Campus Security

Applicants are advised that the University's most recent Campus Security Report and Fire Safety Report, containing information about Sewanee's public safety policies and services and annual compilations of campus crime and fire accidents statistics, can be found here

Background Check

The University of the South seeks to provide a safe and productive environment for faculty, staff, students and visitors. To accomplish this goal, the University performs background checks for all positions.  


All background checks performed by outside agencies will conform to the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The University will conduct and utilize these background checks as they relate to the fitness for duty for a particular position, in accordance with law. A relevant job-related conviction is grounds for termination of employment or non-selection of an applicant. Falsification of application materials, including failure to disclose misdemeanor or felony convictions as required during the hiring process or during employment, is grounds for termination of employment or non-selection of a candidate. Background checks are administered by the Office of Human Resources.