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Assistant/Associate Professor in Computer Science/Engineering

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Kentucky invites applications for multiple tenure-eligible, 9-month appointment (Regular Title Series) faculty positions to begin August 2024. We seek excellent candidates in all areas, with specific needs in AI/machine learning, software engineering/HCI, theoretical computer science, data science/data mining, wireless networks, computer systems and security. A demonstrated ability to collaborate with diverse teams to address grand societal challenges is highly desirable. Successful candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education and be qualified to teach a broad range of courses in Computer Science. All regular title series faculty are expected to have a mix of research, teaching, and service to be negotiated annually with the chair of the department. We will consider all ranks, with preference for candidates at the assistant professor level.  Tenure-eligible 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 22 faculty members. We aim to be a diverse community of researchers and educators pursuing pioneering research in computer science as well as interdisciplinary research collaborations at the university and beyond; offering all students 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; expanding our reach to marginalized and underrepresented students, and 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. To learn more about these benefits, please visit: https://www.uky.edu/hr/benefits.

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. To apply, a University of Kentucky Academic Profile must be submitted at the following link: https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/486613. 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. Upon offer of employment, successful applicants must undergo a national background check as required by University of Kentucky Human Resources.  

The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity employer and especially encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.


Associate or Professor in the Computer Engineering

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (https://www.engr.uky.edu/ece) at the University of Kentucky announces a tenured 9-month-appointment (Regular Title Series) faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level in the Computer Engineering Area, with specific focus area including but not limited to, Computing for AI and AI for Computing, Computer Architecture and Design Automation, High-Performance and Quantum Computing, as well as Cyber-Physical Systems. Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a related discipline. The successful candidate will possess a strong record of academic scholarship and externally funded research, advising graduate students, teaching undergraduate and graduate computer engineering courses, and providing service to their discipline, professional organizations, and the community.

The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, with 25 tenure-track faculty and over 500 undergraduate and graduate students, are involved in a broad range of research and educational activities. Support for these activities comes from federal agencies such as NSF, NIH, NASA, DOE, and DOD, in partnerships with the Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CeNSE), the Institute for Sustainable Manufacturing (ISM), NASA Kentucky, the Power and Energy Institute of Kentucky (PEIK), and extensive collaborations with industry. In addition to Electrical Engineering undergraduate and graduate degrees, computer engineering undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered in collaboration with the 20 plus tenure-track faculty of the Computer Science Department. Both the ECE and CS Departments are a part of the Stanley and Karen Pigman College of Engineering, which is the #1 engineering college in Kentucky according to US News and World Report. With over $107 million of active research awards, the college recently received a $34.5 million gift from Stanley and Karen Pigman, the largest single gift ever made to the university, to support the college’s core missions.

Read more details and application requirements here.