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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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Research Facility Manager

Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering

This position maintains and assists in the execution of research projects and provides services to faculty, staff and outside agencies/companies. Responsibilities include evaluating, selecting, purchasing, and maintaining equipment for all ECE (Electrical and Computer Engineering) teaching labs; working with individual faculty in evaluating, selecting, purchasing, and maintaining equipment and laboratory facilities for ECE faculty research labs; and providing mentor-ship and training to undergraduate and graduate students within the ECE department.

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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.

Faculty positions are open until filled.

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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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