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Biomedical Engineering Lecturer

QUALIFICATIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES. All outstanding candidates with engineering expertise relevant to areas of biomedical engineering will be considered. Candidates are expected to have a strong commitment to teaching excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. A Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, or a related field of engineering, is required. Candidates must possess excellent communication skills and a solid commitment to innovative teaching effectiveness, including both traditional and technology-enabled pedagogies. Applications demonstrating appropriate industrial experience and suitable academic backgrounds are also welcomed.

ENVIRONMENT & OPPORTUNITIES. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is a Carnegie R1 institution and the state’s comprehensive, land grant, research institution. The College of Engineering, undergoing substantial growth as the university seeks to become a Top-25 ranked Public Institution, has 12 discipline-specific degree programs with 181 faculty, 3,148 undergraduates, and 1,035 graduate students. The College of Engineering research expenditures are currently $70.7M per year.

The MABE Department has 51 faculty, including 4 Lecturers, 2 Clinical Associate Professors, and 1 Professor of Practice. MABE enrolls 1,180 undergraduate and 165 graduate students pursuing degrees at all levels in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, or biomedical engineering (http://www.mabe.utk.edu). Lecturers are central to the students’ educational experiences, which makes them integral members of the University of Tennessee family with well-defined paths and progression on the academic career ladder.

The Knoxville and regional areas have outstanding opportunities for enhanced teaching resources. The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge complex, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, is located 25 miles from the campus. Substantial opportunities exist with surgeons from the Knoxville area, including those from the University of Tennessee Medical Center and UT Graduate School of Medicine. Further opportunities exist with faculty from the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, many different engineering departments, and other academic units. This position could be an excellent opportunity for younger faculty to launch their careers or for experienced faculty members to join an excellent team.

 APPLICATION DETAILS. Review of applications will begin October 2, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date of the new position is January 1, 2018. Salary is commensurate with the position and experience of the applicant, and highly competitive with Top-25 institutions. Applications should include: letter of intent outlining teaching goals; comprehensive curriculum vitae; statement of teaching interests; and names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least three references. All application package components should be compiled into a single PDF and emailed to bmesearch2017@utk.edu with the subject line “BME Lecturer Search.”

Inquiries can be addresses directly to:
Dr. Jeffrey Reinbolt, Associate Professor
207 Dougherty Engineering Building
The University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-2210

 

Richard Rosenberg Endowed Professorship in Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering (MABE) at the University of Tennessee is seeking an exceptionally qualified candidate with significant expertise in an area of mechanical engineering for the appointment to the position of Professor and holder of the Richard Rosenberg Endowed Professorship.  The successful candidate will be an internationally recognized leader in mechanical engineering; a team player; and able to build multi-participant research programs.  The successful candidate will also be able to obtain major research sponsorship, and recruit high-quality graduate students.  Applications and nominations are invited for this senior position.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a doctorate in mechanical engineering, a proven track record of developing research funding, and a substantial and active research program with archival publications in mechanical engineering.  Specific interest and experience related to automotive engineering is highly desirable but not required.  Prior academic experience is highly desirable, but not required.  Applicants with outstanding industrial research accomplishments are welcomed.

Duties

The Richard Rosenberg Endowed Professor will be a leader in the research efforts of MABE and the College of Engineering.  The successful candidate is expected to lead and expand MABE research activities, including but not limited by automotive systems and engineering; to be active in the graduate and undergraduate curricula, and to attract research funding and support for graduate students.

Opportunities for Collaborative Research

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK), a Carnegie Research I institution, is the state’s comprehensive, land grant, research institution. The 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 of Engineering presently has seven departments with 184 faculty, 2,965 undergraduates and 932 graduate students. College of Engineering Research expenditures are currently $68.2M per year.

The MABE Department currently has 41 tenured or tenure track faculty, as well as, 3 lecturers, 2 Clinical Associate Professors and a Professor of Practice.  MABE enrolls some 1,108 undergraduate and 149 graduate students, offering degrees at all levels in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering and biomedical engineering (http://www.mabe.utk.edu). Extensive opportunities for collaboration with faculty from across the university, Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL), and industry exist at UTK and the surrounding region (UTSI, ORNL, AEDC, AMDEC, and NASA-Marshall). Other opportunities can exist with the newly established Institute for Advanced Composite Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), led by UTK in conjunction with ORNL and over a hundred industrial partners.  IACMI is the fifth Institute in the National Network of Manufacturing Innovation, supported by the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office.

The Knoxville and regional areas in general have outstanding opportunities for research collaboration.  The University of Tennessee is home to the $259M Institute for Advanced Composite Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).  IACMI is the fifth Institute in the National Network of Manufacturing Innovation, supported by the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office.  IACMI will be the leader in advanced composite materials and will offer major opportunities for research collaboration to the successful candidate.

The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge complex that includes the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (http://www.ornl.gov) is located 25 miles from the campus of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  The National Transportation Research Center (http://web.ornl.gov/sci/transportation/) and the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (http://web.ornl.gov/sci/manufacturing/) have extensive opportunities for collaboration in all aspects of transportation and advanced manufacturing.

State of Tennessee is home to more than 900 manufacturers and suppliers. Tennessee is ranked #1 for automotive manufacturing strength by business facilities magazine four of the last five years, and ranked #4 for automotive parts suppliers by business facilities magazine in 2013. The Nissan plant is Smyrna is actually the most productive manufacturer in the country. 20 automotive projects have committed 4.565 new jobs across the state and nearly $1.1 billion investment in 2015 alone. Volkswagen has plans to establish a North American market focused R&D Center at their Chattanooga manufacturing plant, which is about an hour’s drive from Knoxville.  The new R&D Center will offer unique opportunities for technology innovation with one of the world’s largest automotive corporations.

Application Review

Review of applications and nominations will begin upon receipt, and will continue until the position is filled with the intent to interview in early spring. Applications should include a concise letter of intent outlining the applicant’s research goals and objectives, current curriculum vitae, in addition to the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of four references. Applications and nominations should be sent to (electronic submission is preferred): rosensearch2@utk.edu

Dr. Jindong Tan, Chair
Richard Rosenberg Endowed Professorship in Mechanical Engineering
Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering
403 Dougherty Engineering Building
The University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN  37996-2210

Research Associate II in Computational Fluid Dynamics and Fluid Structure Interactions in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering.

Position Available Immediately and Open until Filled.

A self-motivated candidate is sought for leading research in Computational Fluid Dynamic and Fluid Structure Interaction modeling. The candidate is expected to closely collaborate with researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to perform research on the analysis and design of novel Small Modular Hydro (SMH) turbines. Under general supervision, the research associate will focus/research on: identifying the design space, requirements and restrictions, hydroelastic and fluid flow modeling with additional work on adjoint-based design optimization. Research will be directed toward utilization of renewable resources. The ideal candidate will be willing to mentor undergraduate and graduate students, collaborate with ORNL scientists, and perform cutting-edge research in computational modeling. Potential candidates should have a PhD in mechanical or aerospace engineering or in a related engineering field, and excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Hands on experience in CFD code development as well as modeling using commercial and open-source software is required. The candidate should also be eligible to obtain on-site access to ORNL.

Potential candidates should provide a single pdf package with an introductory letter, a CV, a short statement of research interest and career goals, and the contact information of three references, via email.

Applications should be sent to: Tammy Johnson (tjohn114@utk.edu)

 

 

 

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