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

Position ID:UTK-MABE-GENERAL [#14865, 20011361]
Position Title: Assistant 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
Appl Deadline:2020/08/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (offers accepted 2019/09/30, finished 2020/07/08, listed until 2020/08/01)
Position Description:    

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Tenure Track Position in Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering (MABE) at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK), invites applicants for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in mechanical 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. A PhD in mechanical engineering or a related field is required at the time of appointment.

 The Tickle College of Engineering is undergoing a period of substantial growth in both physical infrastructure and research expenditures as UTK 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 1,331 undergraduate and 182 graduate students. Research expenditures in the department exceed $15M per year. The City of Knoxville is a hidden gem with a beautiful and walkable downtown, varied nightlife, active neighborhoods, and eclectic shopping and restaurants. UT is located within easy driving distance to Asheville, Nashville, Atlanta, and the Great Smoky Mountains.

 This position is open to candidates in all research areas of Mechanical Engineering.  The department has established strong cores in advanced manufacturing of metals and composites, fracture mechanics, structures and vibrations, robotics, hypersonics autonomous control, fluid mechanics, orthopedics, biomechanics, and medical imaging. The department has a close working relationship with the nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The successful candidate will have extensive opportunities to collaborate with researchers at ORNL.

 Review of applications will begin on 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 in a single PDF, the following: (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 for at least five references.

 Inquiries should be addressed to the search chair, Dr. Jindong Tan, 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:
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Further Info:
(865) 974-5250
414 Dougherty Engineering Building
1512 Middle Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-2210

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