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

Position ID:UTK-MABE-MATERIALS [#14857, 20016247]
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 Areas: Mechanical Engineering / biomaterials, Materials Science
Starting Date:2020/08/01
Appl Deadline:2019/12/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/09/27, finished 2020/07/08, listed until 2020/08/01)
Position Description:    

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Tenure Track Position with Emphasis on Multifunctional Materials, Structures, and Systems

 The Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering (MABE) at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites applicants for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in mechanical or biomedical 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 or biomedical 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 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.

Primary consideration will be given to individuals with capabilities and interests in multiscale and multiphysics modeling; computational design; synthesis, characterization, and processing of novel materials; additive, hybrid, and scalable manufacturing technologies; or systems integration to realize multifunctional materials, structures, and systems. Emphasis will be given to candidates with proven expertise in reconfigurable materials and systems that integrate sensing, actuation, learning, and adaptation. Technologies that draw inspiration from biology, enhance the synthetic-biological interface, or enable transformative biomedical applications are also desired. The department has established strong cores in nanomaterials, biomechanics, robotics, and advanced manufacturing, including close working relationships with the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF) and the Center for Nanophase Materials Science (CNMS) at the nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The successful candidate will have extensive opportunities to collaborate with ORNL researchers.

 Review of applications will begin December 15, 2019 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 for at least five references. The application package must be submitted as a single PDF document. 

Inquiries should be addressed to the search chair, Dr. Andy Sarles,

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) 974-3488
414 Dougherty Engineering Building
1512 Middle Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-2210

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