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Tenured/Tenure-track Associate/Full Professor in Computer Science, EECS

Position Title

Associate/Full Professor in Computer Science


Knoxville, TN

Position Type

UTK Tenure Track Faculty

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Position Description

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) is seeking candidates for an Endowed MathWorks Professorship in Scientific Computing with a tenure track faculty position at the associate or full professor level.

Preference will be given to candidates in the area of numerical scientific computing who have an outstanding publication record, a strong history of attracting substantial external funding, and extensive experience in mentoring doctoral students. The successful candidate will possess the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Application deadline: November 30, 2021. Applications received after the deadline may be considered until the position is filled.

UTK is the state’s flagship campus and leading research institution with a strong partnership with the nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), where many UTK faculty have ongoing joint positions and/or joint research projects.

EECS at UTK has 51 full-time faculty members, 2 members of the National Academy of Engineering, 11 IEEE Fellows, and 16 NSF/DOE CAREER awardees. The department is housed in a new $37.5 million building completed in 2012 and has an annual research expenditure exceeding $25 million. EECS has a growing enrollment of nearly 900 undergraduate and 250 graduate students across the three majors of Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Computer Science. In addition, the department is offering an undergraduate minor in cybersecurity, a minor in datacenter technology and management, and developing a minor in data science. Successful faculty candidates will be expected to contribute to the continued growth and excellence of EECS.

UTK is located in Knoxville TN, within an easy driving distance to Asheville, Nashville, Atlanta, and the Great Smoky Mountains. The City of Knoxville is a hidden gem with an elegant and walkable downtown, rich and varied nightlife cultures, vibrant neighborhoods, eclectic restaurants, and amazing access to outdoor activities of all kinds, as well as exciting cultural events throughout the year. From Knoxville’s TYS Airport, Knoxville has nonstop flights to 22 major airports in the US, including direct flights to cities such as DC, NYC, Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, and Miami. Furthermore, the City of Knoxville and the surrounding areas boast great K-12 schools and one of the most highly educated populations in the entire US.

From 2007 to 2017, Tennessee’s overall economic growth ranked #7 among all 50 US states. In 2019, US News ranked the State of Tennessee in the US as the #1 in fiscal stability, #12 in economy, and #13 in infrastructure.

Further Info:
Min H. Kao Building, Suite 401
1520 Middle Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-2250


Applicants should have an earned Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, or a related field by the time of appointment.

Application Instructions

Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
– Cover Letter
– Curriculum Vitae
– Research Statement
– Teaching Statement
– Three References (actual letters acceptable but not required, just names and email addresses )

Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.

For any additional questions, please contact the Search Committee Chair:
Prof. Jack Dongarra, EECS, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, at

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.