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Tenure Track Assistant Professor Position in Structural Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK), invites applications and nominations for a faculty position, at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of structural engineering. Salary is nationally competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Review of applications will begin soon after their receipt and will continue until the position is filled. Topics of specialization will be broadly considered across the structural engineering discipline. The expected starting date is August 1, 2015.

The Department has recently relocated to a new $25-million teaching and research facility along the Tennessee River. The Department is entering a significant new era and is expected to play an important role in the College of Engineering's vision to become a leading research institution and to take advantage of unique opportunities for research partnerships with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS), a national NSF center awarded to the University and housed in nearby Oak Ridge, TN. CEE also interacts with on-campus centers including the Center for Transportation Research, Joint Institute for Biological Sciences, Joint Institute for Advanced Materials, and the state’s Institute for Public Service and Center for Industrial Services. The department has 22 faculty, and offers baccalaureate, masters, and Ph.D. degrees with concentrations in structures, construction, transportation, geotechnical and infrastructure materials, public works, environmental engineering, and water resources.

Qualifications, Required: Earned doctorate in Civil/Environmental Engineering or closely related field at the time the position is filled; Research and teaching interests in structural engineering; Demonstrated record of publishing in academic journals

Qualifications, Desired: Registration as a professional engineer; Ability to develop relationships with ORNL and exploit the outstanding opportunities for interaction with the laboratory

Application Procedure: Applications should include: (1) a letter of interest addressing qualifications, research interests, and teaching interests, (2) a comprehensive curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and contact information (address, phone number, and e-mail address) of five references. Please send a single (preferably pdf) electronic file as an e-mail attachment to: Search Committee Chair at .

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions 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. Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations.

Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Chris Cherry, Chair of the Search Committee, (voice: 865.974.7710; email: For more information, see .

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