University of Kentucky, College of Engineering

Position ID:UK-College of Engineering-TTFP [#12190]
Position Title: Tenure-Track Faculty Position
Position Location:Lexington, Kentucky 40506, United States [map]
Subject Area: Engineering
Appl Deadline: finished (2018/09/28, finished 2019/02/13, listed until 2019/03/28)
Position Description:    

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

Faculty Position Available Aerospace

Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Kentucky

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kentucky ( seeks candidates for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level. 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 areas related to aerospace engineering. In particular, we are seeking candidates that will complement our existing strengths in unmanned systems, hypersonics, combustion, aeroacoustics, and turbulence. In addition, we are looking to build strengths in multi-disciplinary design optimization.

Mechanical Engineering is the largest department in the College of Engineering with 34 tenured and tenure-track faculty members, over 1,000 undergraduate students, and over 110 graduate students. The college has state-of-the-art computational facilities, research labs, and classrooms. The department’s faculty is engaged in federally funded research projects from agencies such as NSF, NIH, NASA, DOE, DOD, DARPA, NIST, and USDA. In addition, the department hosts the NASA Kentucky Space Grant and EPSCoR programs and has research centers and consortiums that collaborate extensively with industry. The department’s externally funded research currently exceeds $11M/year in new awards.

This faculty search is part of the department’s continuing 5-year strategic hiring plan, which is adding new tenure-track faculty positions in the areas of aerospace engineering, autonomy and robotics, bioengineering, energy, and manufacturing. While this search is targeted at the area of aerospace engineering, candidates that can further enhance the department’s collaborative environment by also bridging multiple focus areas are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates must have a strong record of academic scholarship and high potential for excellence in building an externally funded research program, conducting high-impact research, advising graduate students, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, and providing service to the department, professional organizations, and the community. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or a closely related discipline.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research (3-page limit), statement on teaching (2-page limit), and contact information for five references. Apply for this position at Requests for further information regarding application procedures may be directed to Troy Howell: (859) 218-0650 or Review of applications will begin on November 16, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. The desired starting date for this position is August 1, 2019.

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

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