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University of Tennessee
  • Position Number: 1106506
  • Location: Knoxville, TN
  • Position Type: Engineering - Aerospace

Assistant or Associate Professor in Aerospace Engineering
(Tenure Track)

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 Assistant or Associate Professor in Aerospace Engineering. Candidates applying for this position are expected to have a strong commitment to teaching excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, demonstrate research capabilities that will enable the development of externally funded research programs, and produce archival publications in leading scholarly journals. It is highly desirable for candidates to have an undergraduate degree from an aerospace engineering program. A Ph.D. is required in Aerospace Engineering or a related field of engineering.

It is expected that the candidate will develop graduate courses in his/her area of research to complement the departmental growth as well as teach undergraduate courses in core areas of aerospace engineering such as astronautics, orbital mechanics, and/or spacecraft- and aero-design. All outstanding candidates possessing a strong background in fundamental science and engineering relevant to aerospace engineering will be considered, as at least one position is anticipated.

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 presently has seven departments with 163 faculty, 3,340 undergraduates and 1,134 graduate students. The Department currently has 34 tenure track faculty and enrolls some 1,267 undergraduate and 194 graduate students. Departmental research expenditures are currently at >$10M per year. Extensive opportunities for collaborative research exist at UTK and the surrounding region (UTSI, ORNL, AEDC, AMDEC, NASA-Marshall). More information regarding the Department may be found at

Review of applications will begin Nov. 30, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date of the new position is August 1, 2018. Salary is commensurate with the position and experience of the applicant. Applications should 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 three references. The preferred method of application or nomination is by email to As an alternative, materials may be mailed directly to:

Dr. J.I. Frankel, Professor
Search Chair, Aerospace Engineering
Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering
402 Dougherty Engineering Building
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN 37996-2210

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

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