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Internal Faculty Positions


This webpage houses internal faculty positions at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville that are currently seeking applications. This webpage is updated in coordination between Faculty Affairs staff and UT Human Resources.

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Position: Department Head, Psychology

The Department of Psychology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites applications for the position of Department Head. The Psychology faculty intends to continue its collective commitment to Research, Graduate Education, Undergraduate Education, and Service that has gained national recognition for excellence. In 10 to 15 years we hope to be in the Top 25 public Psychology departments, with a collegial, supportive, expanded faculty of at least 40 members representing: accredited professional programs in Clinical Psychology and in Counseling Psychology; and specialties in Biological, Cognitive, Developmental, and Social Psychology; with added capability in neuroscience, with appropriate infrastructure and resources from the College and from external funding.

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Position: Department Head, Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering (MABE)

Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Head of the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering (MABE) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK).  MABE offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the following disciplines: mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, and biomedical engineering.  Each undergraduate program is accredited by the ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission. The department currently has an enrollment of more than 1400 undergraduate and 200 graduate students, a faculty of more than 50, and annual research expenditures that exceed $10M. The department has research strengths in advanced manufacturing and automation, fluid dynamics, hypersonics, automotive systems, robotics and automation, electrochemical energy storage and conversion, musculoskeletal biomechanics, bioimaging, wearable sensors,nanomaterials, and functional surfaces.    The Tickle College of Engineering is a leading research institution with strong research partnerships with organizations such as the nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory and UT Space Institute (UTSI) located in Tullahoma, which works with several organizations located in the Huntsville, Alabama area.  MABE also has two joint UT/ORNL Governor’s Chair Professors, advanced prototyping laboratory, and unique world-class wind tunnels and other facilities at UTSI. Graduate programs within MABE among public universities are ranked as follows (U.S. News and World Report, 2022): aerospace engineering is 27th, mechanical engineering is 38th, and biomedical engineering is 58th.  MABE faculty members are located at both the UTK and the UTSI campuses.  The department head will reside on the Knoxville campus in Dougherty Hall where the MABE administrative offices are located.