University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering

Position ID:UTK-MABE-THERMAL [#14847, 50363299]
Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Knoxville, Tennessee 37996, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mechanical Engineering / thermal/fluid sciences
Appl Deadline:2020/02/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (offers accepted 2019/09/26, finished 2020/07/08)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications is accepted. ***

Tenure -Track Position in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering

 The Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering (MABE) at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites applicants for at least one tenure-track position at the rank of associate or assistant professor in mechanical or aerospace engineering. Responsibilities include teaching engineering courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, conducting research in engineering, developing externally funded research programs, and producing archival publications in leading scholarly journals. It is expected that the candidate will develop graduate courses in her/his area of research to complement the departmental growth. A PhD in mechanical or aerospace engineering or a related field is required at time of the appointment.

 Primary consideration will be given to those with capabilities and interests in heat transfer. The department is actively growing its thermal science core. All outstanding candidates possessing a strong background in heat transfer relevant to mechanical and/or aerospace engineering will be considered as at least one position is anticipated.

 The Tickle College of Engineering is undergoing a period of substantial growth in both physical infrastructure and research expenditures as it seeks to become a Top 25 ranked public institution. The college presently has seven departments with 186 faculty members, 3,393 undergraduates and 1,155 graduate students. The department currently has 40 tenured/tenure track faculty members and enrolls some 1,331 undergraduate and 182 graduate students. Research expenditures in the department exceed $15M per year. Extensive opportunities for collaborative research exist at UTK and the surrounding region including University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI), Oak Ridge National Lab, AEDC, AMDEC, and NASA-Marshall. More information regarding the department may be found at

 Review of applications will begin January 6, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date of the new position is August 1, 2020. Salary is commensurate with the position and experience of the applicant. Applications must include (1) a concise letter of intent outlining the applicant’s research and teaching goals and objectives; (2) a comprehensive curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of research and teaching interests; and (4) the names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least five references. The application package must be submitted as a single PDF document.

Inquiries should be addressed to the search chair, Dr. Jay Frankel, at:

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone 865-974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
Further Info:
(865) 974-5259
414 Dougherty Engineering Building
1512 Middle Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-2210

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