The Department of Nuclear Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) is seeking applications to fill two tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor level starting either January 1, 2019 or August 1, 2019. Duties will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in nuclear engineering-related subjects, generating externally funded research, advising graduate students, writing scholarly journal articles, and providing service to the department, college, university, and community. Applicants must have a doctorate in Nuclear Engineering or a closely related field by the effective date of appointment.
The University of Tennessee Nuclear Engineering Department is part of the Tickle College of Engineering which has the fastest growing PhD program among the Top 40 public colleges of engineering. The department has the largest PhD program in the United States and over $11M in research expenditures. According to ASEE, it has the second largest undergraduate program. In 2021, it will move into a new $129M building that will house 23 new nuclear engineering laboratories. UTK has close collaborations with ORNL and Y-12 and is located close to the beautiful Smoky Mountains.
Applicants should be able to contribute to existing courses and research activities in nuclear engineering, as well as to develop new avenues of research and teaching. The preferred areas of research and teaching specialization include reactor physics, reactor dynamics and safety, thermal hydraulics, computational fluid dynamics, multiphysics, or advanced reactor design. However, research experience in the areas of nuclear materials research with a focus on advanced manufacturing for nuclear environments or reactors; nuclear system instrumentation & controls; monitoring and diagnostics; radiation detection; nuclear security; nuclear materials safeguards; nuclear medicine; nuclear chemistry; criticality safety; or numerical methods development for nuclear engineering applications, will also be considered. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated research success that complements existing University of Tennessee strengths, and with the ability to demonstrate collaborative research activities. In addition to demonstrated excellence in research and the potential for developing a highly visible, externally funded research program, successful candidates will also have demonstrated the potential for high-quality undergraduate and graduate teaching.
The University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. The University welcomes and honors people of all races, genders, creeds, cultures, and sexual orientations, and values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity. Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae, a select subset of publications, a statement of research and teaching interests, a letter articulating the applicant’s interest in and qualifications for this position, and the names of three to five references to:
Jason Hayward, Search Committee Chair
Associate Professor of Nuclear Engineering
Department of Nuclear Engineering
411 Nuclear Engineering Building
Knoxville, TN 37996-1410
Applicants will be reviewed continuously, but those received by 30 September 2018 will receive priority.
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. 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.