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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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Director of Marketing and Communications

Department: Marketing & Communications

The University of Kentucky College of Engineering is educating students to meet the global engineering challenges of the 21st century, conducting pioneering research for the advancement of our society and serving the needs of the citizens of Kentucky and the nation.

The College of Engineering is currently seeking a Communications Director Sr./Engineering (Director of Marketing and Communications). The Director of Marketing and Communications for the college will be advisor to the Dean, Associate Deans, Department Chairs and Director of Advancement regarding communication and marketing strategies for recruitment and promotion of College of Engineering programs, events and activities. This position will strategize and oversee overall brand development and management for the College; develop and implement yearly marketing, promotion and advertising strategies and budget for the College. This role will manage, supervise, hire Marketing and Communications Department staff which consists of full-time employees, work-study students and interns; manage and assign projects/workloads and set priorities for all reports; develop, manage, implement and oversee the budget for marketing and advertising; manage and develop relationships with outside vendors, including printers, photographers, writers, and freelance designers.

The Director of Marketing and Communications will submit and negotiate bid requests/estimates for all communications projects. Additionally, this individual will support Advancement Office with Philanthropy communications; serve as editor-in-chief for magazines, newsletters and brochures for the College; oversee and manage content of college website; be responsible for content on all social media channels. The Director of Marketing and Communications will also collaborate with UKPR and the President’s office to increase the College’s exposure in University-wide publications and speeches.

Apply By March 28, 2023

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Conference Coordinator

Department: Kentucky Transportation Center

The person in this position coordinates special conferences and training/qualification programs conducted by the Technology Transfer Program of the Kentucky Transportation Center. This position is funded from Federal Highway Administration/Local Technical Program.

Apply By April 03, 2023

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Student Affairs Officer III

Department: Civil Engineering

Provide academic advising to students. Determine the best approach (intrusive, prescriptive, proactive) to advise each advisee by studying data characteristics and degree resource programs such as myUKGPS, AET and APEX.

Evaluate all assessment plans sent to advisors regarding their individual students and develop a proactive plan for reaching students at risk, first generation, students with academic flags, students living off campus and any other variables deemed high risk.

Work with Academic Excellence centralized communications and marketing group regarding messages being sent to students throughout the life cycle of each student from commitment to the University through degree completion. Participate in professional development opportunities on campus and off campus staying abreast of best practices in advising undergraduates and retaining them through graduation.

Apply By April 09, 2023

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