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Lecturer

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Kentucky invites applications for the position of Lecturer. This position is a non-tenure track faculty position on a renewable one-year contract; appointments are nine-month, renewable with a start date of August 1, 2021. Longer contracts may be offered upon successful completion of initial assignments.

Duties will include teaching a broad range of undergraduate courses (but not First Year Engineering courses), holding office hours, grading, supervision of teaching assistants and development of course materials. Multiple sections of lecture and laboratory courses will be offered each semester.

Applicants should have strong written and oral communication skills and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education. Lecturer positions do not have required research responsibility; however interest in research will be viewed favorably. Lecturer applicants should hold a Master’s degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering. PhD preferred. Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering and strong industry experience will also be considered. Successful candidates will be expected to have prior relevant teaching and/or industry experience.

Applications are now being accepted. Review of credentials will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. To apply, a University of Kentucky Academic Profile must be submitted at https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/340341.

Applications must include the following: a letter of application (upload under cover letter) a curriculum vitae or resume, and a statement of teaching philosophy (upload under Specific Request 1); as well as the names and contact information for at least three references when prompted in the application. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system in advanced rounds of the interview process.

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 in the department of Computer Science. Please note that, to be considered an applicant, applications must be submitted through the UK Jobs site.

The University of Kentucky is located in the heart of the Bluegrass Region, one of the top ranked areas in the country for quality of life. Additional information regarding the Department and the University are found at http://www.uky.edu.

Upon offer of employment, successful applicants must undergo a national background check as required by University of Kentucky Human Resources.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.


Two Assistant Professors in Computer Science/Engineering

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to begin August 2021. We seek excellent candidates in all areas, with specific needs in data science, databases, and software engineering. A demonstrated ability to collaborate with diverse teams to address grand societal challenges is highly desirable. We will consider all ranks, with preference for candidates at the assistant professor level. Tenure-track faculty are expected to build a strong research program in their chosen area and to be dedicated teachers, contributing to our instructional offering at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Visiting faculty appointments may be considered in some cases.

The Department, housed within the College of Engineering, has 22 faculty members who are committed to excellence in education, research, and service. The Department offers programs leading to Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD degrees in Computer Science, and also collaborates with other departments to offer programs leading to Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD degrees in Computer Engineering, as well as a Master’s degree in Data Science. The undergraduate programs 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.

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. 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 Diane Mier (diane.mier@uky.edu) in the Department of Computer Science.

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