University of Kentucky, College of Engineering

Position ID:UK-College of Engineering-AAPSM [#12279]
Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor in Sustainable Manufacturing
Position Location:Lexington, Kentucky 40506, United States [map]
Subject Area: Engineering
Appl Deadline: finished (2018/10/05, finished 2019/02/13, listed until 2019/04/05)
Position Description:    

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Assistant or Associate Professor in Sustainable Manufacturing The University of Kentucky’s College of Engineering is seeking to further enhance its faculty expertise in the emerging field of sustainable manufacturing and invites qualified candidates to apply for a tenure-track faculty position in sustainable manufacturing engineering at the Assistant Professor level. Applications from candidates who qualify beyond the Assistant Professor level will be considered. The anticipated start date will be for the fall semester of 2019. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, or a closely related field. Additionally, the successful candidate will possess a strong record of research accomplishments and the capability to develop an active and nationally recognized research program.

The successful candidate is expected to work with the current faculty and staff of the Institute of Sustainable Manufacturing (ISM). ISM is an internationally-recognized interdisciplinary research center with significant infrastructure and participating faculty from multiple engineering departments ( Specifically, the ideal candidate will have research expertise in one or more of the following areas: • Smart Manufacturing including Intelligent Sensor Systems • Modeling and Optimization of Manufacturing Systems • Data Analytics/IOT and Digital Manufacturing • Cyber Physical Production Systems

The successful candidate must also demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education and be qualified to teach a wide range of courses in electrical and computer engineering and mechanical engineering. This will include courses for the online master’s program in Manufacturing Systems Engineering (

It is anticipated that the successful candidate will have a joint appointment in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (, and the Department of Mechanical Engineering (, with primary appointment determined on the basis of his/her expertise area.

Lexington is situated in the heart of Kentucky surrounded by gently rolling bluegrass hills, enjoys a mild climate, and has a vibrant entrepreneurial community and outstanding healthcare facilities. The University of Kentucky is the flagship university for the Commonwealth and is one of only eight universities in the United States that house colleges of agriculture, engineering, medicine, and pharmacy on a single campus, leading to groundbreaking discoveries and unique interdisciplinary collaboration.

To apply, please visit the UK Jobs site here: Applicants should submit the following: • A cover letter; • Full curriculum vitae; • Research plan and teaching statement • The names and contact information for five references.

For full consideration, please submit an application by November 15, 2018. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Bruce L. Walcott (

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

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

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