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Assistant/Associate Professor University of Tennessee Knoxville/Space Institute

  • 1.  Assistant/Associate Professor University of Tennessee Knoxville/Space Institute

    Posted 9 days ago

    See below for information regarding this open position. If you are interested, please try to get your application in by the end of the month (February).

    Assistant/Associate Professor, Fall 2021

    The University of Tennessee - Knoxville: Knoxville Academic Units: UT Space Institute/Tickle College of Engineering: UTSI/Industrial & Systems Engineering


    Tullahoma, TN


    Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering: Programmatic area of Industrial and Systems Engineering  

    Applications and nominations are invited for the position of a 9-month tenured or tenure-track Assistant/ Associate Professor in the Engineering Management (EM) Program under the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. IE/EM is a graduate program with shared oversight by ISE in Knoxville and the University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI) in Tullahoma, TN. The ISE Department offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Industrial Engineering and MS and PhD degrees with an EM concentration. Currently, the Department has a total of 11 tenured or tenure track faculty members, including two located at UTSI. Available effective 02/01/21, this position will be based at UTSI in Tullahoma and will include a competitive compensation package commensurate with experience and qualifications. For additional information about the Program, the Department, and the Institute, please visit web sites: ,  and

    The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain a scholarly, externally funded, research program; to supervise graduate students; to develop and teach courses in the Industrial and Systems Engineering curriculum; and to provide service to the Institute, Department, University, and the profession.


    An earned doctorate in Industrial Engineering, Systems Engineering, Applied Mathematics or a closely related field is required. The successful applicant will have strong problem-solving and communication skills and the ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment. A strong commitment to teaching excellence at the graduate level, the ability to attract external funding and publish in leading scholarly journals are expected. Candidates with expertise and interests in all areas of industrial and systems engineering will be considered, although Manufacturing Systems, Model-Based Systems Engineering, Systems Analytics, and Uncertainty Quantification are of particular interest.  

    Application Instructions

    Individuals interested in applying should submit a letter of interest addressing qualifications, research interests and teaching interests; curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information for at least 3 professional references.

    Questions about the position should be directed to the EM Program Chair, Dr. Andrew Yu at Review of applications will begin on 11/15/20 and continue until the position is filled.

    Please submit your application here:

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone 865-974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

    Jim Ostrowski
    University of Tennessee
    Knoxville TN