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NOW HIRING: Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering hiring four faculty positions

The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Kentucky is hiring four tenure-track faculty positions for the 2019-2020 academic year. The open positions are at the assistant professor level, although exceptional candidates at the associate professor level or higher will also be considered. The new positions are part of the UK College of Engineering's initiative to hire 20 new faculty members in the coming year. 

The College of Engineering at the University of Kentucky seeks candidates for up to three tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant professor level in the areas of autonomy and robotics. Exceptional candidates at the associate professor level will also be considered. These faculty positions will be in the Department of Mechanical Engineering or the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering with joint appointments possible. This faculty search is focused on identifying highly qualified candidates with demonstrated expertise in autonomy or robotics, which may include but is not limited to applied robotics; machine learning for robotics; next-generation sensing, control, and communication systems; networked robotics; unmanned systems; and human-robot systems. Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree in Electrical or Computer 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.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has 34 tenured and tenure-track faculty and over 1,100 undergraduate and graduate students. Electrical & Computer Engineering has 25 tenure-track faculty and over 600 undergraduate and graduate students. These departments’ faculty members are engaged in federally funded research projects from agencies such as NSF; NIH; NASA; DOE; DOD; DARPA; NIST; and USDA. The departments also have research centers and consortiums that collaborate extensively with industry. Externally funded research in these departments exceeds $13 million/year in new awards.

The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering’s research activities focus on the areas of power and energy; cybersecurity and embedded systems; computational electromagnetics; nanoscale technology; signal and image processing; and machine learning. The Department of Mechanical Engineering’s strategic plan focuses on the areas of aerospace engineering; autonomy, robotics, and controls; bioengineering; energy; and manufacturing. While this search is targeted at the areas of autonomy and robotics, candidates that can bridge multiple focus areas are encouraged to apply.

Lexington is situated in the heart of Kentucky surrounded by gently rolling bluegrass hills, enjoys a mild climate, and has a vibrant entrepreneurial community and outstanding healthcare facilities. The University of Kentucky is the flagship university for the Commonwealth and is one of only eight universities in the United States that house colleges of agriculture, engineering, medicine, and pharmacy on a single campus, leading to groundbreaking discoveries and unique interdisciplinary collaboration.

Applicants should submit the following: 

  • cover letter
  • full curriculum vitae
  • research plan and teaching statement (please upload under Specific Request 1)
  • the names and contact information for five references. Please include this when prompted in the application. This information may be used to solicit reference letters within the employment system.

For full consideration, please submit an application by November 15, 2018. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to either of the search committee chairs, Dr. Dan Lau (dllau@uky.edu) or Dr. Jesse Hoagg (jesse.hoagg@uky.edu). To apply, visit https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/202801

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, African Americans, and all minorities. 

The University of Kentucky’s College of Engineering is seeking to further enhance its faculty expertise in the emerging field of sustainable manufacturing and invites qualified candidates to apply for a tenure‐track faculty position in sustainable manufacturing engineering at the Assistant Professor level. Applications from candidates who qualify beyond the Assistant Professor level will be considered. The anticipated start date will be for the fall semester of 2019. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, or a closely related field. Additionally, the successful candidate will possess a strong record of research accomplishments and the capability to develop an active and nationally recognized research program.

The successful candidate is expected to work with the current faculty and staff of the Institute of Sustainable Manufacturing (ISM). ISM is an internationally‐recognized interdisciplinary research center with significant infrastructure and participating faculty from multiple engineering departments (http://www.engr.uky.edu/ism). Specifically, the ideal candidate will have research expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  1. Smart Manufacturing including Intelligent Sensor Systems
  2. Modeling and Optimization of Manufacturing Systems
  3. Data Analytics/IOT and Digital Manufacturing
  4. Cyber Physical Production Systems

The successful candidate must also demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education and be qualified to teach a wide range of courses in electrical and computer engineering and mechanical engineering. This will include courses for the online master’s program in Manufacturing Systems Engineering (https://www.engr.uky.edu/mfs)

It is anticipated that the successful candidate will have a joint appointment in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Mechanical Engineering, with primary appointment determined on the basis of his/her expertise area. Lexington is situated in the heart of Kentucky surrounded by gently rolling bluegrass hills, enjoys a mild climate, and has a vibrant entrepreneurial community and outstanding healthcare facilities.

The University of Kentucky is the flagship university for the Commonwealth and is one of only eight universities in the United States that house colleges of agriculture, engineering, medicine, and pharmacy on a single campus, leading to groundbreaking discoveries and unique interdisciplinary collaboration. To apply, please visit the UK Jobs site here: http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/202805 Applicants should submit the following:

  • a cover letter
  • full curriculum vitae
  • research plan and teaching statement
  • the names and contact information for five references.

For full consideration, please submit an application by November 15, 2018. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Bruce L. Walcott (bruce.walcott@uky.edu). 

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, African Americans, and all minorities. 

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Kentucky (https://engr.uky.edu/ece) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level with a start date before August 15, 2019. Candidates should have a cross-disciplinary research emphases connecting electrical and computer engineering with biomedical engineering and the life-sciences. We particularly encourage applications from candidates with interest in biomedical assistive technologies, materials/devices/sensors, and informatics.

The candidate will complement existing departmental strengths in signal and image processing, controls, VLSI, micro- and nano- scale materials and devices, computational electromagnetics, power and energy systems, and computer engineering. The candidate will have the opportunity to join with departmental researchers focusing on topics such as epilepsy, sleep disorders, autism, speech disorders, glaucoma, and spinal cord injury as well as biomedical sensing and imaging. Furthermore, there are excellent opportunities for interaction with researchers throughout the colleges of engineering (including biomedical engineering and computer science), arts and sciences, agriculture, medicine, and pharmacy all of which are co-located on our Lexington, KY campus. A broad range of research infrastructure is available through college facilities for imaging, visualization, chemical analysis, nanofabrication, and rapid prototyping, as well as through computational and experimental open-access centers across campus.

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or biomedical engineering and must have published in peer-reviewed academic journals. Evidence of an ability to obtain extramural grant support (including fellowships, workshop/conference grants, and experimental facility access) and a history of collaboration with medical and/or life-science researchers are preferred. Responsibilities for the successful candidate include establishment of an independent research program that is supported by awards from extramural agencies, contribution to the teaching mission of the undergraduate program, teaching and mentoring for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and service for the department, university, and profession.

Lexington is situated in the heart of Kentucky surrounded by gently rolling bluegrass hills, enjoys a mild climate, and has a vibrant entrepreneurial community and outstanding healthcare facilities. The University of Kentucky is the flagship university for the Commonwealth and is one of only eight universities in the United States that house colleges of agriculture, engineering, medicine, and pharmacy on a single campus, leading to groundbreaking discoveries and unique interdisciplinary collaboration.

Applicants should submit the following: 

  • cover letter
  • full curriculum vitae
  • research plan and teaching statement (please upload under Specific Request 1)
  • the names and contact information for five references. Please include this when prompted in the application. This information may be used to solicit reference letters through the employment system.

For full consideration, please submit an application by November 15, 2018. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Todd Hastings (todd.hastings@uky.edu). To apply visit https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/202499