University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Nuclear Engineering

Position ID:UTK-NE-TTASSIST [#15520, 20029345]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Nuclear Engineering
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Knoxville, Tennessee 37996, United States [map]
Subject Area: Engineering / Nuclear Science and Engineering
Appl Deadline:2019/12/09help popup filled (offers accepted posted 2019/11/18, listed until 2020/05/18)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Nuclear Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) is seeking applications to fill a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level starting August 1, 2020. Duties will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in nuclear engineering-related subjects, generating externally funded research, advising graduate students, writing scholarly journal articles, and providing service to the department, college, university, and community. Applicants must have a doctorate in Nuclear Engineering or a closely related field by the effective date of appointment.

Applicants should be able to contribute to existing courses and research activities in nuclear engineering, as well as to develop new avenues of research and teaching. All areas of nuclear engineering shall be considered. Relevant research includes the areas of nuclear power; reactor physics and fuel management; thermal hydraulics; nuclear materials; nuclear medicine and medical physics; nuclear- and radio-chemistry; plasma processing and engineering; isotope production and accelerator physics; radiation detection; and nonproliferation, policy, and security. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated research success that complements existing University of Tennessee strengths and with the vision to develop collaborative research activities. In addition to demonstrated excellence in research and the potential for developing a highly visible, externally funded research program, successful candidates will also be committed to high-quality undergraduate and graduate teaching.

The University of Tennessee Nuclear Engineering Department is part of the Tickle College of Engineering, which has the fastest growing PhD program among the Top 40 public colleges of engineering.  The department has a diverse research portfolio and is the largest Nuclear Engineering PhD program in the United States with over 120 PhD students and over $12M in annual research expenditures.  According to ASEE, it also has the second largest undergraduate program.  In 2021, it will move into a new $129M building that will house 23 new nuclear engineering laboratories. UTK has close collaborations with ORNL and Y-12 and is located close to the beautiful Smoky Mountains. The Nuclear Engineering Department is committed to cultivating work/life balance and a family-friendly work environment for faculty, staff, and students.

The University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. The University welcomes and honors people of all races, genders, creeds, cultures, and sexual orientations; and values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity. Applications should be submitted electronically, following instructions found at Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a select subset of publications, a statement of research and teaching interests, a letter articulating the applicant’s interest in and qualifications for this position, and the names of three to five references. Applications will be reviewed continuously, but those received by 9 December 2019 will receive priority.

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.

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Contact: Dr. Jamie Coble
Email: email
Postal Mail:
1412 Circle Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996
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