University of Kentucky, College of Engineering

Position ID:UK-College of Engineering-APME1 [#12167]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Mining Engineering
Position Location:Lexington, Kentucky 40506, United States [map]
Subject Area: Engineering
Appl Deadline: finished (2018/09/27, finished 2019/02/13, listed until 2019/03/27)
Position Description:    

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

The Department of Mining Engineering at the University of Kentucky invites nominations and applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor. Candidates for the position must hold a Ph.D. degree in mining engineering, or a closely related field, by August 16, 2019 and must be committed to excellence in the areas of teaching, research, and service. In addition to these qualities, preference will be given to candidates who have experience in mine ventilation and have obtained professional licensure.

The University of Kentucky is located in the heart of Kentucky’s scenic Bluegrass region and is home to more than 30,000 students and 14,000 employees. As a land-grant university for the commonwealth, the mission of the University of Kentucky is to provide excellent education, conduct outstanding research, and perform service in an academic environment in a manner that ensures the professional success of our students, meets the needs of our constituents, and responds to the technological challenges of the commonwealth.

The Department of Mining Engineering is one of the larger mineral-related programs in North America. The department consists of eight faculty members who have diverse specialties that cover a wide range of the mining engineering discipline.

Responsibilities of the successful applicant will include teaching and student advising at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The selected candidate will also be expected to develop a sustainable research program that attracts external research funding and addresses the needs of the mining industry. Although preference will be given to candidates with a mine ventilation background, the position is open to all the specialty areas of mining.

To apply, please visit the UK Jobs site here: and include a CV and cover letter along with application. In addition, please include 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.

Applications will be reviewed beginning February 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

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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