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Open Faculty Positions in the CS Department

October 24, 2019

Two faculty positions are open, both with start dates of August 2020.

Assistant Professor in Computer Science/Engineering

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to begin August 2020. We seek excellent candidates in all areas, with a particular desire for expertise in data science and the related areas of machine learning, big data, cloud computing, and data mining.

We are seeking energetic and creative faculty who have a passion for teaching students. Candidates should be able to teach courses in our newly established graduate program in Data Science, upper-level courses in their areas of expertise, and, ultimately, core courses in our ABET-accredited undergraduate Computer Science program. We favor researchers who are eager to collaborate to solve problems that extend beyond their own research areas. Our faculty members have established research programs with other members of the department and with a wide variety of other departments and programs, including statistics, biology, linguistics, internal medicine, electrical engineering, computer engineering, and the humanities. Apply here.



Lecturer in Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Kentucky invites applications for the position of Lecturer. This position is a non-tenure track faculty position on a renewable one-year contract; appointments are nine-month, renewable with a start date of August 1, 2020.  Longer contracts may be offered upon the successful completion of initial assignments.

Duties will include teaching a broad range of undergraduate courses (but not First-Year Engineering courses), holding office hours, grading, supervision of teaching assistants and development of course materials. Multiple sections of lecture and laboratory courses will be offered each semester.

Applicants should have strong written and oral communication skills and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education. Lecturer positions do not have required research responsibility; however interest in research will be viewed favorably. Lecturer applicants should hold at least a Master’s degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering. Ph.D. preferred. Successful candidates will be expected to have prior relevant teaching and/or industry experience.

Applications are now being accepted. Review of credentials will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. To apply, a University of Kentucky Academic Profile must be submitted at http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/251154.

Applications must include the following: a letter of application (upload under cover letter) a curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy (upload under Specific Request 1); as well as the names and contact information for at least three references when prompted in the application. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system in advanced rounds of the interview process.

Questions should be directed to HR/Employment by phone at 1-859-257-9555 press 2 or email (ukjobs@email.uky.edu), or to Diane Mier (diane.mier@uky.edu) in the Department of Computer Science. Please note that to be considered an applicant, applications must be submitted through the UK Jobs site.

The University of Kentucky is located in the heart of the Bluegrass Region, one of the top-ranked areas in the country for quality of life. Additional information regarding the Department and the University are found at http://www.uky.edu.

Upon offer of employment, successful applicants must undergo a national background check as required by University of Kentucky Human Resources. 

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities. Apply here.