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Assistant or Associate Professor level in Construction Management and Infrastructure Engineering

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites applications and nominations for a faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in Construction Management and Infrastructure Engineering.

We are particularly interested in candidates with interest and expertise in areas such as (a) transformational construction process and advanced construction technologies including 3D printing, data-driven simulation, big data analytics, internet of things, building information modeling, and intelligent structures,  or (b) sustainable building science including human occupancy modeling and simulation, indoor air quality performance analytics, novel infrastructure materials, and the broader energy policy implementation.

Salary is nationally competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Review of applications will begin November 1 and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Tennessee is comprised of 11 colleges and schools and is the state’s land-grant and flagship research institution. The university enrolls approximately 28,000 students (22,000 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate and professional students) and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a research university with very high research activity. As the leading university partner in UT-Battelle, the management company for Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the university offers extraordinary opportunities for cutting-edge research in science and engineering.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s teaching and research facilities are housed in the $25M John D. Tickle Engineering Building. The department is entering a significant new era in which it will play an important role in the Tickle College of Engineering’s vision to become a leading research institution and take advantage of unique opportunities for multidisciplinary research programs with Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Departmental faculty members participate in a number of campus-affiliated centers, including the National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS), the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, the Center for Transportation Research, the Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment, and the Baker Center for Energy and Environmental Policy. The department has 22 tenure-line faculty members and offers baccalaureate, masters, and PhD degrees with concentrations in construction, environmental, geotechnical and materials, structures, transportation, and water resources engineering.


  • Required
    • Earned doctorate in Civil Engineering or closely related field at the time the position is filled
    • Research and teaching interests in Construction Engineering and Management
    • Demonstrated record of publishing in high-quality academic journals
    • Strong communication skills and the ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment
    • Must be eligible to work in the US
  • Desired
    • Demonstrated record of research funding.
    • Registration as a professional engineer or ability to become registered
    • Ability to develop relationships with ORNL and exploit the outstanding opportunities for interaction with the laboratory
  • Duties
    • Establish and maintain a productive, externally funded, scholarly research program.
    • Develop and teach courses in the applicant’s discipline
    • Participate as appropriate in established courses offered by the department

Provide service beneficial to the institution, the profession, and the public

Application Procedure:  Applicants should submit a single PDF file including 1) an application letter addressing qualifications and motivation, 2) statements of research and teaching interests, 3) a complete curriculum vitae, and 4) the names of and contact information for five references to: Search Committee Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Baoshan Huang, Chair of the Search Committee (voice: 865-974-7713; email

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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