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Tenure -Track Position in Mechanical or Aerospace 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 associate or assistant professor in mechanical or aerospace 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 in mechanical or aerospace engineering or a related field is required at time of the appointment.

Primary consideration will be given to those with capabilities and interests in heat transfer. The department is actively growing its thermal science core. All outstanding candidates possessing a strong background in heat transfer relevant to mechanical and/or aerospace engineering will be considered as at least one position is anticipated.

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. Extensive opportunities for collaborative research exist at UTK and the surrounding region including University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI), Oak Ridge National Lab, AEDC, AMDEC, and NASA-Marshall. More information regarding the department may be found at mabe.utk.edu.

Review of applications will begin January 6, 2020, 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 of at least five references. The application package must be submitted as a single PDF document. To apply, go to: https://tiny.utk.edu/ajo-14847

Inquiries should be addressed to the search chair, Dr. Jay Frankel, at: mabe2020id50363299@utk.edu

 

Tenure-Track Position in Mechanical Engineering with Emphasis on Robotics

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 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 engineering or a related field is required at the time of appointment.

The Tickle College of Engineering (tickle.utk.edu) 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 (mabe.utk.edu) 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 those with capabilities and interests in robotics, particularly at the intersection between robotics/automation and advanced/additive manufacturing. Research experience with industrial scale systems and equipment is desirable. The department has established strong cores in robotics, advanced, and additive manufacturing, including a close working relationship with the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF) at the nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ornl.gov/facility/mdf). The MDF carries out research in emerging subtractive, additive, and hybrid manufacturing technologies; it provides physical and virtual tools from design to evaluation for implementing new technologies and optimizing essential manufacturing processes. The successful candidate will have extensive opportunities to collaborate with MDF researchers.

Review of applications will begin January 6, 2020 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. Apply online at: https://tiny.utk.edu/ajo-14845

Inquiries should be addressed to the search chair, Dr. Bill Hamel, at: mabe2020id50034012@utk.edu

 

Tenure-Track Position in Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering 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 (tickle.utk.edu) 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 (mabe.utk.edu) 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. To apply, go to: https://tiny.utk.edu/ajo-14857

Inquiries should be addressed to the search chair, Dr. Andy Sarles, mabemebmesearch2020@utk.edu

 

Tenure-Track Position in Mechanical Engineering

 The Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering (MABE) at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK), invites applicants for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in 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. A PhD in mechanical engineering or a related field is required at the time of appointment.

The Tickle College of Engineering (tickle.utk.edu) is undergoing a period of substantial growth in both physical infrastructure and research expenditures as UTK 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 (mabe.utk.edu) currently has 40 tenured/tenure track faculty members and enrolls 1,331 undergraduate and 182 graduate students. Research expenditures in the department exceed $15M per year. The City of Knoxville is a hidden gem with a beautiful and walkable downtown, varied nightlife, active neighborhoods, and eclectic shopping and restaurants. UT is located within easy driving distance to Asheville, Nashville, Atlanta, and the Great Smoky Mountains.

This position is open to candidates in all research areas of Mechanical Engineering.  The department has established strong cores in advanced manufacturing of metals and composites, fracture mechanics, structures and vibrations, robotics, hypersonics autonomous control, fluid mechanics, orthopedics, biomechanics, and medical imaging. The department has a close working relationship with the nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The successful candidate will have extensive opportunities to collaborate with researchers at ORNL.

Review of applications will begin on January 6, 2020 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. Apply online at: https://tiny.utk.edu/ajo-14865

Inquiries should be addressed to the search chair, Dr. Jindong Tan, at: mabe2020id20011361@utk.edu

 

 

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