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UTSI Carolyn P. Boling Endowed Professor

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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 aerospace engineering for the appointment to the position of Professor and holder of the UTSI Carolyn P. Boling Endowed Professorship. The successful candidate will be internationally recognized in aerospace propulsion and able to build and lead multi-participant research programs. The successful candidate will also be able to obtain major research sponsorship and recruit high-quality graduate students.

The UTSI Carolyn P. Boling Endowed Professor fosters, inspires, and contributes to the development of aerospace propulsion research efforts of MABE and the College of Engineering. The successful candidate is expected to substantially expand MABE research activities, be active in the graduate curricula development, and attract research funding and support for graduate students. Desired research focus areas include, but are not limited to: (1) sustainable aircraft and space propulsion systems, including pure electric, turboelectric and other hybrid propulsion systems; (2) hypersonic propulsion airframe integration; (3) rocket propulsion, including energetics and ballistics, and rocket boost for hypersonic propulsion systems, (4) high-temperature material science with application to gas turbines, hypersonic vehicles and rockets; (5) diagnostics of reacting flow environments for a wide range of propulsion applications, e.g. rocket, scramjet, gas turbine conditions and laboratory test conditions for the evaluation of these environments; and (6) ground testing of aerospace propulsion systems.


The successful candidate will have a doctorate in aerospace engineering or a related field, a proven track record of developing research funding, and a substantial and active research program with archival publications. The successful candidate will be a full Professor. However, Associate Professor applicants at the point of promotion may also be considered. Prior experience in academia, government, and/or aerospace industry is preferred, but not required. Applicants with outstanding industrial research accomplishments are welcomed. Because a significant portion of the funds available for aerospace propulsion research is regulated under International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)/EAR, the successful candidate must be able to work in an environment conforming to ITAR requirements either currently or working to meet necessary requirements within these regulations. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to growing the UT Aerospace & Defense portfolio and be capable of engaging with government and industry in research areas beyond basic science, and will contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin January 20, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date of the new position is August 1, 2022. 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 and teaching interests; and (4) the names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least four references to

Inquiries into this search should be addressed to the Search Chair, Dr. Trevor Moeller, at this email address:

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. Requests for accommodations of a disability should be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity and Accessibility, 1840 Melrose Avenue Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-3560 or or (865)974-2498. 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 Investigation & Resolution 216 Business Incubator Building 2450 EJ. Chapman Drive Knoxville, Tennessee 37996 or (865)974-0717 or .


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