Assistant or Associate Professor in Nuclear Engineering, Fall 2022

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The Department of Nuclear Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) is seeking applications to fill a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level starting August 1, 2022. Duties will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in nuclear engineering-related subjects, generating externally funded research, advising graduate students, writing scholarly journal articles, and providing service to the department, college, university, and community. Applicants must have a doctorate in Nuclear Engineering or a closely related field by the effective date of appointment.

Applicants should be able to contribute to existing courses and research activities in nuclear engineering, as well as to develop new avenues of research and teaching. Strong candidates with a background in radiochemistry and isotope production will be considered. This faculty position is aligned with the department’s strategic initiative to grow in the area radiochemistry/isotopes to expand graduate student training opportunities to align with national needs in nuclear medicine, expand nuclear power generation, protect against external nuclear threats, stockpile stewardship, and/or manage nuclear wastes. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated research success that complements existing University of Tennessee strengths with the vision to develop collaborative research activities, are committed to high-quality undergraduate and graduate student education, and possesses the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Applications should be submitted electronically, following instructions found at Applications should include (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a select subset of publications, (3) a statement of research interests, (4) a statement of teaching interests, (5) a statement of how the applicant will support diversity and inclusion in the department, (6) a letter articulating the applicant’s interest in and qualifications for this position, and (7) the names of three to five references. Applications will be reviewed continuously, but those received by January 31, 2022 will receive priority. Any additional questions may be sent to Dr. Eric Lukosi (search committee chair) at

The University of Tennessee Nuclear Engineering Department is part of the Tickle College of Engineering, which has the fastest growing PhD program among the Top 40 public colleges of engineering and is ranked 32nd amongst public institutions in 2022. The department has a diverse research portfolio and is the largest Nuclear Engineering PhD program in the United States with over 110 PhD students and over $12M in annual research expenditures, earning it a rank of 7th by US News in 2021. According to ASEE, it also has the second largest undergraduate program. The department is currently moving into a new $129M building that will house 23 new nuclear engineering laboratories, which includes a radiochemical teaching and research laboratory that will be available to the successful candidate. UTK has close collaborations with ORNL and Y-12 and is located close to the beautiful Smoky Mountains. The Nuclear Engineering Department is committed to cultivating work/life balance and a family-friendly work environment for faculty, staff, and students.

The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. 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.