University of Kentucky, College of Engineering

Position ID:UK-College of Engineering-ORFCSE [#12935]
Position Title: Open-Rank Faculty in Computer Science/Engineering
Position Location:Lexington, Kentucky 40506, United States [map]
Subject Area: Engineering / Computer Engineering
Appl Deadline: finished (2018/12/06, finished 2019/03/04, listed until 2019/06/06)
Position Description:    

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

Open-Rank Faculty in Computer Science/Engineering University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky Computer Science Department invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to begin August of 2019. We are seeking energetic and creative faculty who have a passion for teaching students and for building a research program centered on advanced computing. We will consider all ranks, with preference for candidates at the assistant professor level. Outstanding candidates at the rank of assistant professor will be considered for an endowed fellowship.

We value collaborative and interdisciplinary research. Our faculty members have established research programs with other members of the department and with a wide variety of other departments and programs, including statistics, biology, linguistics, internal medicine, electrical engineering, computer engineering, and the humanities. We favor researchers who are eager to collaborate to solve problems that extend beyond their own research areas.

We seek applications from excellent candidates in all areas, with a particular desire for expertise in data science and the related areas of machine learning, big data, cloud computing, and data mining. Additionally we have interest in the areas of digital humanities, visualization, computer vision, artificial intelligence, and software engineering, as these areas complement the department’s Laboratory for Advanced Networking, Software Verification and Validation Lab, and established collaborations with the Center for Computational Sciences and the Center for Biomedical Informatics.

We value teaching and the student experience. Candidates should be eager and prepared to teach upper-level courses in their areas of expertise, as well as (ultimately) core courses in our ABET-accredited undergraduate Computer Science and Computer Engineering programs.

The University of Kentucky Computer Science Department, one of the first CS departments in the United States, has 21 faculty members committed to excellence in education, research, and service. The Department offers programs leading to the Bachelors, Masters, and Ph.D. degrees. The University of Kentucky is located in Lexington, the scenic heart of the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. With recognition as one of the safest, most creative, and well-educated cities in the nation, Lexington is an ideal location to build an outstanding, work-life balanced career.

To apply, visit the UK Jobs site here: and send a letter of application detailing qualifications (Cover Letter), a current vitae (CV), a statement of teaching philosophy (upload under Specific Request 1), and research statement (upload under Specific Request 2). In addition, please include the names and contact information for at least three references when prompted in the application. This information may be used to solicit reference letters within the employment system.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Questions may be directed to Diane Mier ( in the Computer Science Department.

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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