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UTSI Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Fall 2024 (1/3)

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The Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering (MABE) at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites individuals to apply for up to 3 tenure/tenure-track positions at the ranks of Full, Associate, and Assistant Professor in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering. Faculty duties will be at the University of Tennessee Space Institute - a UTK graduate education and research institute located adjacent to the USAF Arnold Engineering and Development Complex in Tullahoma, Tennessee.

Responsibilities include teaching primarily graduate and occasionally undergraduate engineering courses, conducting research in engineering, developing robust externally funded research programs, producing archival publications in leading scholarly journals, and proactively serving the community in support of the mission of UT as the state’s land grant university. It is expected that the candidate will develop graduate courses in their area of research to facilitate departmental growth. A Ph.D. is required, at time of the appointment, in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering or a related field.


A Ph.D. is required, at time of the appointment, in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering or a related field.

Primary consideration will be given to those with capabilities and interests relevant to aerospace-relevant materials and structures, aerothermodynamics, and high-speed propulsion. The department has an actively growing aerospace and defense research portfolio that is driving the need for expansion of our capabilities. Desirable research areas include, but are not limited to: high-temperature materials and structures, material system simulations, experimental aerothermodynamics, simulations of high-enthalpy flows, and high-speed propulsion-oriented research. However, all outstanding candidates possessing a strong background in fundamental science and engineering relevant to aerospace and/or mechanical engineering will be considered as multiple positions are available and there are many emerging opportunities for collaborative multidisciplinary research. The successful applicant(s) will be expected to contribute to the growing UT Aerospace & Defense portfolio, be capable of engaging with government and industry in research areas beyond basic science, and contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Additionally, the candidate is expected to be able to work in an environment conforming to International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR) requirements.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin as soon as possible, and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date of the new position is August 1st, 2022. Salary is commensurate with the position and experience of the applicant.

APPLICATION PROCESS: 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, email addresses and telephone numbers of at least five references to

Inquiries into this search should be addressed to the Search Chair, Dr. Trevor Moeller (

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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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