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NOW HIRING: Department of Mechanical Engineering hiring five faculty positions for 2019-2020 Academic Year

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kentucky is hiring five new faculty members for the 2019-2020 academic year. Four of the positions are tenure-track faculty positions 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 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. 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 areas related to aerospace engineering. In particular, we are seeking candidates that will complement our existing strengths in unmanned systems, hypersonics, combustion, aeroacoustics, and turbulence. In addition, we are looking to build strengths in multi‐disciplinary design optimization.

Mechanical Engineering is the largest department in the College of Engineering with 34 tenured and tenure‐track faculty members, over 1,000 undergraduate students, and over 110 graduate students. The college has state‐of‐the‐art computational facilities, research labs, and classrooms. The department’s faculty is engaged in federally funded research projects from agencies such as NSF, NIH, NASA, DOE, DOD, DARPA, NIST, and USDA. In addition, the department hosts the NASA Kentucky Space Grant and EPSCoR programs and has research centers and consortiums that collaborate extensively with industry. The department’s externally funded research currently exceeds $11M/year in new awards. 

 This faculty search is part of the department’s continuing 5‐year strategic hiring plan, which is adding new tenure‐track faculty positions in the areas of aerospace engineering, autonomy and robotics, bioengineering, energy, and manufacturing. While this search is targeted at the area of aerospace engineering, candidates that can further enhance the department’s collaborative environment by also bridging multiple focus areas are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates must have a strong record of academic scholarship and high potential for excellence in building an externally funded research program, conducting highimpact research, advising graduate students, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, and providing service to the department, professional organizations, and the community.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or a closely related discipline. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research (3‐page limit), statement on teaching (2‐page limit), and contact information for five references. Apply for this position at http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/201931. Requests for further information regarding application procedures may be directed to Troy Howell: (859) 218‐0650 or troy.howell@uky.edu. Review of applications will begin on November 16, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. The desired starting date for this position is August 1, 2019. 

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

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 and 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 and 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 and 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. To apply, please visit the UK Jobs site here: http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/202801

Applicants should submit the following:

  • 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 either of the search committee chairs, Dr. Dan Lau (dllau@uky.edu) or Dr. Jesse Hoagg (jesse.hoagg@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 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. 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 areas related to biomechanics and bioengineering. In particular, we are seeking candidates who will complement our existing strengths in both computational and experimental research related to the multiscale behavior of biological systems.

Mechanical Engineering is the largest department in the College of Engineering with 34 tenured and tenure‐track faculty members, over 1,000 undergraduate students, and over 110 graduate students. The department’s faculty are engaged in inter‐disciplinary research with faculty from the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Agriculture, which are located on the same campus. The College of Engineering has state‐of‐the‐art computational facilities, research labs, and classrooms. The department’s faculty lead research projects funded by agencies such as NIH, NSF, CDC, NASA, DOE, DOD, DARPA, NIST, and USDA. In addition, the department hosts the NASA Kentucky Space Grant and EPSCoR programs and has research centers and consortiums that collaborate extensively with industry. The department’s externally funded research currently exceeds $11M/year in new awards.

This faculty search is part of the college’s continuing strategic hiring plan, which seeks to add multiple new faculty positions this year. While this search is targeted at the areas of biomechanics and bioengineering, candidates that can further enhance the department’s collaborative environment by bridging to other strategic areas (aerospace engineering, autonomy and robotics, energy, and manufacturing) are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates must have a strong record of academic scholarship and high potential for excellence in building an externally funded research program, conducting high‐impact research, advising graduate students, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, and providing service to the department, professional organizations, and the community.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Engineering or a closely related discipline. The city of Lexington is ranked #3 Best City to Raise a Family, #21 Best Places to Live in America, and #31 Most Educated Cities in America. Located in the heart of the Bluegrass Region, Lexington is known as the “Horse Capital of the World”. The city is surrounded by green rolling hills, and boasts a sophisticated culinary and art scene. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research (3‐page limit), statement on teaching (2‐page limit), and contact information for five references. Apply for this position at http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/202220

Requests for further information regarding application procedures may be directed to Troy Howell: (859) 218‐0650 or troy.howell@uky.edu. Review of applications will begin on November 16, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. The desired starting date for this position is August 1, 2019. 

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 Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kentucky invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering. This is a non tenure‐track faculty position, with duties oriented primarily towards undergraduate instruction in mechanical engineering. The initial appointment will be for two years and is renewable. The anticipated start date is August 2019.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering (or closely related field). Priority will be given to individuals with significant prior industrial experience and those who hold professional licensure. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for teaching experimentation (ME 310/311), CAD (ME 205), and capstone design courses (ME 411/412) in the mechanical engineering curriculum. Applicants should have strong written and oral communication skills and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education.

In addition to the regular nine‐month appointment, the successful candidate may have an opportunity to teach an experimentation or CAD course during the summer. 

Candidates should apply for the position on‐line at https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/202223. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Submit PDF files consisting of a letter of interest, complete curriculum vitae, and a detailed statement of teaching philosophy. Please also include the names and contact information for at least three references when prompted in the application.

For more information, contact Prof. Tim Wu, timwu@uky.edu. Information on the UK Mechanical Engineering program can be found at: http://www.engr.uky.edu/me/

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