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Tenure Track Position in Aerospace or Mechanical 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 Professor in Aerospace or 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. 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 time of the appointment, in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering or a related field of engineering.

Primary consideration will be given to those with capabilities and interests in various aspects of experimental thermal sciences. The department is actively growing its thermal science core. Desirable research areas include: optical non-intrusive techniques, acoustical non-intrusive techniques, advanced intrusive methods, fast thermal or pressure sensitive paints or other high fidelity novel experimental methods. Capabilities in advanced data reduction methods are also desirable. However, all outstanding candidates possessing a strong background in fundamental science and engineering relevant to aerospace and/or mechanical engineering will be considered as at least one position is anticipated.

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 186 faculty, 3,501 undergraduates and 1,109 graduate students. The department currently has 39tenure-trackk faculty and enrolls some 1387 undergraduate and 197 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 University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI), Oak Ridge National Lab, AEDC, AMDEC, and NASA-Marshall.

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 mabemaesearch2019@utk.edu. Inquiries into this search should be addressed to the search chair, Professor J.I. Frankel 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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