Assistant/Associate Professor, Mechatronics, Engineering Management & Technology
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Department of Engineering Management & Technology Tenure Track Position – Mechatronics
IRIS Position # 50335435
The Department of Engineering Management & Technology (EMT) at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor Levels beginning August 1, 2019. The successful candidates should have a Ph.D. in electrical, mechanical, or mechatronics engineering or a closely related field from an ABET accredited program giving him/her the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses across the engineering curriculum related to the field of mechatronics. The mechatronics degree program at UTC is designed to serve the needs of the automation industry and advanced manufacturing. Individuals with industrial experience with automation systems are highly encouraged to apply. Applicants who are "all but dissertation" (ABD) will be considered for faculty positions at UTC; however, the degree must be awarded prior to their start date. Applicants should be willing to engage in a variety of instructional modalities, including online instruction, and a commitment to undergraduate and graduate students in research. This position also requires establishing working relationships with local industries for education, training, and research activities.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to motivate and inspire students are desired, along with the ability to develop a nationally and internationally recognized and funded research program.
The EMT Department, as part of the College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS), offers an ABET-ETAC accredited B.S. degree in Engineering Technology Management, B.A.S degree in Mechatronics, and an M.S. degree in Engineering Management. For additional information, please visit https://www.utc.edu/college-engineering- computer-science/programs/engineering-management-and-technology/index.php.
This position is available on August 1, 2019, and review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Applications should include a cover letter, teaching and research statements, current curriculum vita, unofficial transcripts, and names, titles, and e-mail addresses for three references for confidential letters of recommendation to be requested.
Applications must be submitted electronically through the UTC Faculty Career Site by visiting: https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/utc_faculty/jobdetail.ftl?job=18000001I6
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is the second largest school in the University of Tennessee System, serving a diverse student body of more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students through five academic colleges. UTC offers a unique blend of private and public school traditions and is a driving force for achieving excellence, embracing diversity, inspiring positive change, and enriching the community. Since its founding as Chattanooga University in 1886, UTC has developed a reputation for excellence built on an unusual blend of the private and public traditions of American higher education. For more than 83 years, the university was a private school. In 1969, UTC became part of the state university system. Today, UTC is on a journey to excellence - boldly embracing a passion for excellence in all things and focused on changing lives and transforming communities. The
UTC commitment—each and every day—is to earn the trust and confidence of those we serve. Our goal is to make a difference in our community and in the lives of our students.
Chattanooga, the fourth largest city in the state, is located in Southeast Tennessee near the border of Georgia at the junction of four interstate highways. The city has received national recognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown and redevelopment of its riverfront. Chattanooga also has the fastest internet in the country. Home to the first Gig Internet in the United States, Chattanooga has a 100% fiber network that links every home and business in a 600-square mile area. Companies like Unum, McKee, U.S. Xpress, Volkswagen, Coke United and Amazon.com have chosen to set up shop in Chattanooga. Attractions such as the Tennessee Aquarium, Lookout Mountain, Civil War battlefield sites, the African American Museum, and the Appalachian Trail bring thousands of people to the area, as do events like the Riverbend Festival, Nightfall, Jazzanooga, the Creative Discovery Museum for Children, and the Southern Writers Conference. Chattanooga is the home to the seven-time NCAA Southern Conference Football Champions, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mocs. People who love the outdoors use Chattanooga as a base for hang-gliding, bass fishing, mountain climbing and caving expeditions; the beautiful Smoky Mountains and Tennessee River support the greatest variety of flora of any area in the United States. Chattanooga also has a long and rich past with regard to diversity, which includes Native American heritage, Civil War history, and the Civil Rights movement.
Chattanooga is also just a two hour (or less) drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville, and Birmingham.
The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.