Faculty Search for the
L. Stanley Pigman Endowed Chair in Power
The University of Kentucky College of Engineering is seeking outstanding candidates for the L. Stanley Pigman Endowed Chair in Power. The Endowed Chair will have an opportunity to participate in the hiring of a junior faculty member also in power. The Chair will be expected to develop and collaborate in internationally recognized research in areas related to power, and to contribute to the College’s programs through research, teaching, and service.
The University of Kentucky has a strong history of research and education in power and energy and an excellent environment for collaboration. The Power and Energy Institute of Kentucky (PEIK) was created in 2010 under support from the US Department of Energy and includes 19 associated faculty members covering a broad range of power and energy areas. PEIK has strong collaboration with area utilities and industry and offers multidisciplinary power curricula across the college with over 30 courses in power and energy. The university’s Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) is an applied research and development center with an international reputation and over 100 research staff. The Kentucky-Argonne Battery Manufacturing Research and Development Center is located in Lexington and has state-of-the-art laboratories for energy storage research.
The University of Kentucky is a major public research institution. In the previous fiscal year, it had over $259 million in research grants and contracts, and ranked 40th among public institutions in 2012 NSF research funding rankings. It ranked 30th in startup companies among public universities in 2012. The university has 30,000 students, and the college has over 3600 students in undergraduate and graduate programs across seven departments.
Founded in 1865 as a land-grant institution adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the Bluegrass region of Kentucky. Recently ranked as one of the safest, most creative, and brainiest cities in the nation, Lexington is an ideal location to experience the work-life balance that the university strives to provide to its employees. Lexington is regularly ranked highly by national media, with recent rankings including #7 for Quality of Life Metro, #48 for Best City to Live in Worldwide, #10 for Percent of Population with an Advanced Degree, and #10 for High-Tech Startup Density.
To apply for this position please visit: https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/43303 and refer to requisition #FE00079. You will need to create an account to apply. Please note: It is recommended to also provide a research statement as optional “Specific Request 1″. Applicants may also provide references, if they wish, under optional “Specific Request 2″.
Questions about the position can be directed to Prof. Larry Holloway, Chair of the Search Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin on January 10. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in an engineering discipline or a related field. The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minorities and women.