Job ID: 173537

Assistant Professor

University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

  • Nov. 30, 2021
  • Open until filled
  • Aug. 1, 2022
  • Assistant Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering

The Mechanical Engineering Department in the College of Engineering and Computer Science at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga invites applications for multiple tenure-track Assistant Professor positions beginning Fall 2022. Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering. Additionally, applicants will have a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field. Successful candidates must have a demonstrated research interest in the thermal-fluid science area with a focus on (a) thermal transport in energy conversion or (b) sustainable and renewable energy sources for mechanical systems. Preferred candidates will have experience in modeling and simulation or experience with a combination of experimental and computational methods. The successful candidates will teach existing undergraduate- and graduate-level courses and potentially develop new courses within their field of expertise. The successful candidates are expected to establish strong externally funded research programs, be committed to scholarly publication activity, and be engaged in service to the profession and the university. The successful candidates are also expected to collaborate with existing faculty members within the department and across campus including the various research centers such as the SimCenter ( and CUIP (

Application Process:
Applicants should be prepared to demonstrate their teaching competency and to articulate their plan to develop and sustain an externally funded research program.
Applications must include

  • a cover letter,
  • teaching statement,
  • research statement,
  • diversity statement
  • current curriculum vitae,
  • and names, title, and e-mail addresses of at least three references for confidential letters of recommendation to be requested.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is the second-largest school in the University of Tennessee System, serving a diverse student body of more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students through five academic colleges. UTC offers a unique blend of private and public school traditions and is a driving force for achieving excellence, embracing diversity, inspiring positive change, and enriching the community. Since its founding as Chattanooga University in 1886, UTC has developed a reputation for excellence built on an unusual blend of the private and public traditions of American higher education. For more than 83 years, the university was a private school. In 1969, UTC became part of the state university system. Today, UTC is on a journey to excellence – boldly embracing a passion for excellence in all things and focused on changing lives and transforming communities.

Chattanooga, the fourth largest city in the state, is located in Southeast Tennessee near the border of Georgia at the junction of two interstate highways. The city has received national recognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown and redevelopment of its riverfront. Chattanooga also has the fastest internet in the country. Home to the first Gig Internet in the United States, Chattanooga has a 100% fiber network that links every home and business in a 600-square mile area. Companies like Unum, McKee, U.S. Xpress, Volkswagen, Coca-Cola United, and have chosen to set up shop in Chattanooga. Attractions such as the Tennessee Aquarium, Lookout Mountain, Civil War battlefield sites, the African American Museum, and the Appalachian Trail bring thousands of people to the area, as do events like the Riverbend Festival, Nightfall, Jazzanooga, the Creative Discovery Museum for Children, and the Southern Writers Conference. Chattanooga is the home to the seven-time NCAA Southern Conference Football Champions, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mocs. People who love the outdoors use Chattanooga as a base for hang-gliding, bass fishing, mountain climbing, and caving expeditions; the beautiful Smoky Mountains and Tennessee River support the greatest variety of flora of any area in the United States. Chattanooga also has a long and rich past with regard to diversity, which includes Native American heritage, Civil War history, and the Civil Rights movement. Chattanooga is also just a two hour (or less) drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville, and Birmingham.

  • The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.

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