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Assistant Professor Position Available

Sankar Raghavan instructs student in a laboratory.Applications and nominations are invited for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in chemical and biomolecular engineering, starting as soon as Fall 2020.

We seek candidates with expertise that will contribute to any of our existing strengths in biomolecular engineering, advanced and soft materials, or sustainable energy and who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the university. Candidates must possess excellent academic credentials and a vitae that demonstrates the potential to develop a robust research program. A PhD or equivalent doctoral level degree in chemical engineering or a closely related field is required. The successful candidate will develop an independent and collaborative experimental research program and will teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in chemical and biomolecular engineering.

Abundant opportunities for extra-departmental collaboration exist, including those within the Tickle College of Engineering and at nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the UT Medical Center, the College of Veterinary Medicine, and the College of Arts and Sciences, providing an outstanding infrastructure for experimental research. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is the largest and most comprehensive university in the University of Tennessee system, with approximately 23,000 undergraduate students, 6,000 graduate students, and nearly 1,600 full-time faculty. Knoxville is a city with a growing economy, eclectic and vibrant neighborhoods, outstanding public schools and services, and a surprisingly low cost-of-living.

Interested individuals should submit an electronic package (single document in PDF format) consisting of a letter of application, statement of research and teaching interests and plans, current resume, copies of up to three pertinent publications, and names and contact information of at least three references through Academic Jobs Online.

Review of applications will begin on October 7, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

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