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Assistant or Associate Professor in Mechanical or Biomedical 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 Assistant or Associate 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.  It is expected that the candidate will develop graduate courses in her/his area of research to complement the departmental growth.  A PhD is required at the time of appointment in Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering or a related field of engineering.  All outstanding candidates possessing a strong background in fundamental science and engineering relevant to mechanical or biomedical engineering will be considered, as at least one position is anticipated.

Primary consideration will be given to those with capabilities and interests in various aspects of biomedical engineering spanning the principles of mechanical engineering, biological and material sciences, and advanced manufacturing technologies.  Specific emphasis will be given to candidates with proven expertise in the emerging convergence between biomechanics at different length and time scales under in-vivo conditions, topology optimization and functionalization of biomedical implants with biosensors, brain-machine interface engineering and signal processing, data-sciences and artificial intelligence, and prognosis based personalized medicine. Ability to lead core research areas and comfort with convergent research within a team atmosphere is valued.

The college 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 163 faculty, 3,340 undergraduates and 1,134 graduate students. The department currently has 34 tenure-track faculty enrolls some 1,267 undergraduate and 194 graduate students. Research expenditures in the department are currently at $12M per year. Extensive opportunities for collaborative research exist at UT and the surrounding region including the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the UT Medical Center.

Review of applications will begin January 7, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.  The anticipated start date of the new position is August 1, 2019.  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 should be submitted as a single document.  The required method of application or nomination is by email to mabembmesearch19@utk.edu.  Inquiries into this search should be addressed to the Search Chair, Associate Professor Chad Duty at this email address.


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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