University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering

Position ID:UTK-MABE-ROBOTICS [#14845, 50034012]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Knoxville, Tennessee 37996, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mechanical Engineering / Robotics
Appl Deadline:2020/02/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (offers accepted 2019/09/26, finished 2020/07/08, listed until 2020/08/01)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications is accepted. ***

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 position in mechanical engineering at all ranks, including assistant, associate, and full professor.  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 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.

 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.  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. The application package must be submitted as a single PDF document.

Inquires should be addressed to the search chair, Dr. William Hamel at:

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.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
Further Info:
(865) 974-6588
414 Dougherty Engineering Building
1512 Middle Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-2210

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