[robotics-worldwide] University of Tennessee, Knoxville Faculty Position in Robotics, Manufacturing Automation, Dynamics, Controls, and Machine Design

Tan, Jindong (Jindong) tan at utk.edu
Thu Jan 17 08:21:24 PST 2013

The Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering (MABE) at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is seeking an exceptionally qualified candidate for a full-time appointment at the assistant through full professor levels in mechanical engineering. All outstanding candidates with a strong background in fundamental science and engineering relevant to mechanical engineering will be considered. Areas of particular interest to the department include, but are not limited to, robotics, manufacturing automation, dynamics, controls, and machine design. More information regarding the Department may be found at http://www.engr.utk.edu/mabe/. .

Candidates applying for this position are expected to have a strong commitment to teaching excellence, demonstrated research capabilities that will enable the development of externally funded and internationally recognized research programs with publications in leading, scholarly journals. Successful candidates should value collaboration with colleagues, development of new multidisciplinary research initiatives, and participation in ongoing research projects. Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the state's flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. As a land-grant university, it is committed to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement with society. In all its activities, the university aims to advance the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate society. 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. The university intends that its graduates will promote the values and institutions of representative democracy, and be prepared to lead lives of personal integrity and civic responsibility.

The successful candidate will have a doctorate in engineering or a related field, and show the potential to provide international leadership in research and contribute to education and diversity at the University. Candidates must have interests/expertise related to one or more of the areas listed above. Evidence of successful sponsored research development and participation is important, and a strong academic journal publication record is desirable.

Teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels is required. Successful candidates will develop and promote individual sponsored research initiatives as well as participate in research teams with other faculty. The ability to interact effectively with industry is also important. The candidate will also be expected to recruit, advise, mentor and graduate and doctoral students.

Opportunities for Collaborative Research
The MABE Department has a strong upward trajectory, with 29 faculty members in Knoxville and UTSI and offers degrees at all levels in mechanical, aerospace and biomedical engineering. For further information, see http://www.engr.utk.edu/mabe. The successful candidate will have ample opportunities to work with the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory ( http://www.ornl.gov), located a short distance from the University. The ORNL campus contains many unique research facilities, and a multitude of collaborative opportunities for world-class research are available and encouraged. A newly initiated joint UT/ORNL Bredesen Center of Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education (CIRE)http://cire.utk.edu/ has been formed to leverage the strengths of both institutions to attract world-class faculty, graduate students, and research facilities. ORNL's Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (http://www.ornl.gov/sci/manufacturing/mdf.shtml) is operating at the cutting edge of emerging additive manufacturing technologies. The MDF provides physical and virtual tools from design to evaluation for rapidly prototyping new technologies and optimizing essential manufacturing processes. Successful candidates will have extensive opportunities to collaborate with MDF researchers.

The University of Tennessee, a Carnegie RU/VH institution, is the state's comprehensive, land grant, research institution with 1300 faculty and 27,500 students in 13 colleges and schools. The College of Engineering is undergoing a period of substantial growth in both physical infrastructure and research expenditures. The College has eight departments with 135 faculty, 2400 undergraduates and 900 graduate students.

Application Review
For best consideration, candidates should apply as soon as possible, as review of applications and nominations will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date of the new position is August 1, 2013. 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 five references. The preferred method of application or nomination is by e-mail to tan at utk.edu<mailto:tan at utk.edu>. As an alternative, materials may be mailed directly to:

Dr. Jindong Tan, Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering
503 Dougherty Engineering Building
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN 37996-2210


Jindong Tan
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering
503 Dougherty Engineering Building
The University of Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee  37996-2110
Phone: (865) 974-5250<tel:%28865%29%20974-5250> (office)
email: tan at utk.edu<mailto:tan at utk.edu>,  tanjindong at gmail.com<mailto:tanjindong at gmail.com>; Skype: jindongtan

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