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Search 1189. Dept of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering (MABE). Research Assistant Professor. Two vacancies. Faculty – 9 month appointments, regular, full-time. The Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering (MABE) at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, , is seeking self-motivated, innovative candidates for Research Assistant Professor Positions supporting the development of the new HORIZON research center, focusing on aerothermodynamics and aero-propulsion integration. The research center and these positions are located at the University Of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI) in Tullahoma, TN, .

• Diagnostics candidates will have experience with advanced optical diagnostic methods for high-speed flows and breadth of familiarity with a variety of diagnostic methods and instrumentation.

• Computational Fluid Dynamics candidates will have experience with large-scale RANS, LES and hybrid simulations and the ability to manage a research cluster and implement new software – experience with numerical Uncertainty Quantification is highly desirable.

Both positions require a doctorate in mechanical/aerospace/aeronautical engineering. Also required are strong interpersonal skills to facilitate engagement with a diverse group of collaborators. Must be able to work in an environment conforming to ITAR requirements. Salary commensurate with specific requirements of the position and applicant’s experience.

The faculty member to be supported has just moved to academia following a long career as a government basic research program manager and seeks capable, independent individuals to help establish and lead a new research group.

The University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI), is dedicated to graduate education and research, particularly in support of the Air Force Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC). The institute is located in Tullahoma, TN just over an hour’s drive from Nashville, Chattanooga and Huntsville, AL and supports a significant number of students from AEDC, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, and regional Aerospace and Defense industry.

The UTSI campus is one of the most beautiful in the country, located on a peninsula surrounded by one of the regions many lakes. Outdoor recreational opportunities abound, including outstanding hiking, camping, fishing and golf.

Individuals interested in applying should submit as a single PDF file: an introductory letter clearly indicating the area of interest in either (1) Diagnostics or (2) Computational Fluid Dynamics or both, a curriculum vitae, a short statement of research interests and future goals, and contact information for at least three (3) professional references to the UTSI Human Resources office at

Questions about the position should be addressed to Dr. John Schmisseur at  Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the positions are filled.


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If questions or concerns, please contact the UTSI Human Resources office at 931-393-7226.

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