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About the UK College of Engineering

In 1869, the “Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky” began offering instruction in civil engineering and mining engineering. Over 150 years later, the University of Kentucky College of Engineering has graduated over 26,000 engineers and computer scientists and annually enrolls over 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

Nationally ranked among the top 60 public colleges of engineering, UK features eight academic departments that offer 10 undergraduate majors. As enrollment has expanded, the college has ensured its educational quality remains high. In 2019, the college hired 20 new tenure-track faculty members in its largest hiring initiative to date. The college is thoroughly committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives at the university and college level. Dean Rudy Buchheit is member of the university’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leadership Team.

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Engineer Associate II/Research

Department: Kentucky Transportation Center

The Kentucky Transportation Center is currently in search of a Research Engineer II. The ideal candidate for this position should have experience or interest in the areas of Highway Design, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Traffic Operations, Project Development, Project Management, Highway Safety and/or Policy Finance and Economics. The position will potentially provide the opportunity to conduct critical research in several of the identified areas. This employment opportunity will provide the opportunity for the selected candidate(s) to work in a vibrate and fast-paced professional environment at the Kentucky Transportation Center.

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Engineer Associate II/Research

Department: Kentucky Transportation Center

The Kentucky Transportation Center is currently in search of a Research Engineer II. The ideal candidate for this position should have experience or interest in one or more of these areas, Pavement Design, Construction Materials, Highway Structures, Construction Management, Bridge, Roadway Forensic Evaluations, and Pavement Maintenance. The position will potentially provide the opportunity to conduct critical research in several of the identified areas. This employment opportunity will provide the opportunity for the selected candidate(s) to work in a vibrate and fast-paced professional environment at the Kentucky Transportation Center. 

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Engineer Associate III/Research

Department: Kentucky Transportation Center

The Kentucky Transportation Center is currently in search of a Research Engineer III. The ideal candidate for this position should have experience or interest in the areas of Highway Design, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Traffic Operations, Project Development, Project Management, Highway Safety and/or Policy Finance and Economics. The position will potentially provide the opportunity to conduct critical research in several of the identified areas. This employment opportunity will provide the opportunity for the selected candidate(s) to work in a vibrate and fast-paced professional environment at the Kentucky Transportation Center. 

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Assistant Professor in Computer Science/Engineering

Department: Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Kentucky invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions to begin August 2022. We seek excellent candidates in all areas, with specific needs in data science, software engineering, security, and systems. A demonstrated ability to collaborate with diverse teams to address grand societal challenges is highly desirable. We will consider all ranks, with preference for candidates at the assistant professor level.  Tenure-track faculty are expected to build a strong research program in their chosen area and to be dedicated teachers, contributing to our instructional offerings at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Department, housed within the College of Engineering, has 23 faculty members. The Department aims to be a diverse community of researchers and educators dedicated to pioneering research in computer science as well as interdisciplinary research collaborations at the university and beyond, to offering the highest quality instructional programs including Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD degrees in Computer Science, Master’s degree in Data Science, and Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD degrees in Computer Engineering, and to serving the professional, local, state and global communities. The degree programs in Computer Engineering are offered in collaboration with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department; the undergraduate programs in Computer Science and in Computer Engineering are ABET-accredited.

The University of Kentucky is one of eight institutions in the United States with colleges of agriculture, arts and sciences, business, engineering, law, medicine, and pharmacy all on a single campus, making it uniquely suited for diverse interdisciplinary collaborations.  Located in Lexington, one of the safest, most creative and well-educated cities in the nation, we offer an ideal setting in which to build a successful work-life balanced career.  Lexington is the heart of the scenic Bluegrass Region, with many outdoor recreation opportunities and excellent public and private schools.

Applications are now being accepted. Review of submissions will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Candidates must have earned a PhD in Computer Science or closely related field at the time employment begins.   Applicants should submit a cover letter, full curriculum vitae, research statement (upload under Specific Request 1), teaching statement (upload under Specific Request 2), and contact information for a minimum of three references when prompted in the application.  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 Computer Science Department.

Faculty positions are open until filled.

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Lecturer in Computer Science/Engineering

Department: 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, 2021.  Longer contracts may be offered upon 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 a Master’s degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering. PhD preferred. Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering and strong industry experience will also be considered. Successful candidates will be expected to have prior relevant teaching and/or industry experience.

Applications must include the following: a letter of application (upload under cover letter) a curriculum vitae or resume, 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.

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Assistant Professor in Aerospace Engineering

Department: Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kentucky (http://www.engr.uky.edu/me/) seeks candidates for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in the area of aerospace engineering structures and materials. Exceptional candidates at the associate professor level or higher will also be considered. This faculty search is focused on identifying highly qualified candidates with demonstrated expertise in aerospace structures and materials, which may include but is not limited to: aeroelasticity; structural dynamics; in-space assembly and manufacturing; new concepts for aerospace vehicles and systems; multi-objective optimization; and meta-materials.

A candidate’s research focus should have a strong aerospace application and candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related discipline. The successful candidate will possess a strong record of research accomplishments and the capability to develop an active and nationally recognized research program. This faculty search supports the Mechanical Engineering Department’s new undergraduate and graduate degree programs in aerospace engineering scheduled to start in fall 2022.

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Associate Professor

Department: Civil Engineering

The University of Kentucky College of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, invites applications for one full-time (9-month academic year assignment) tenure track associate professor level position in structural engineering. Candidates must hold an ABET accredited degree and a doctorate degree in Civil or Structural Engineering and have a strong background in reinforced concrete design and structural analysis. The department is especially interested in candidates whose research connects across areas related to sustainable infrastructure and materials, and humanitarian engineering. Relevant industry experience, including government and/or private transportation agencies, is desirable.

Responsibilities include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels; developing a strong, externally funded research program; and providing service to the university, the state, and the engineering profession.

Faculty positions are open until filled.

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