University of Kentucky, College of Engineering

Position ID:UK-College of Engineering-CEPM [#12081]
Position Title: Construction Engineering and Project Management
Position Location:Lexington, Kentucky 40506, United States [map]
Subject Area: Engineering
Appl Deadline: finished (2018/09/21, finished 2019/02/13, listed until 2019/03/21)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Department of Civil Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2019. We are interested in a wide variety of research emphases in the area of construction engineering and project management. The successful candidate will complement existing departmental strengths in infrastructure project development, workforce development, and construction safety. The construction engineering and project management group also operates an active research program within the Kentucky Transportation Center ( Further, there are excellent opportunities for interaction with researchers in the Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research ( and Traci Farmer Institute for Sustainability and the Environment ( The Construction Engineering and Project Management group within the Department of Civil Engineering has three graduate student endowments valued at over $2.5 million that are used to support graduate student scholarship activities. Well-qualified applicants at the associate or full professor level may be considered for appointment to the $1 million endowed W.L. Raymond and R.E. Shaver Chair of Construction Engineering and Project Management which provides the holder with discretionary spending to support their research enterprise.

Candidates must have a PhD in civil engineering or a related field at the time of appointment. Evidence of an ability to obtain extramural grant support and/or some teaching experience is preferred. Responsibilities for the successful candidates 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. Preference will be given to individuals with relevant construction industry experience. State law requires faculty members teaching engineering design courses to become licensed as Professional Engineers in Kentucky within four years of appointment. To apply, please submit an application directly to the UK Jobs system at Interested applicants should submit four documents: • A letter of application • Curriculum vita • Statements describing the applicant’s research plan (upload under Specific Request 1) • A description of teaching philosophy and experience (please answer under Posting Specific Questions)

Please provide the names and contact information of at least three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information may be used to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Application review will begin November 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

For more details on the department and the University, visit our website ( Questions about the department and/or these searches should be addressed to Dr. Tim Taylor (

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

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following item online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
College of Engineering
351 Ralph G. Anderson Building
Lexington, KY 40506-0503

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