Assistant Professor in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

University of Kentucky

United States

December 1, 2022

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Title Assistant Professor in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Requisition Number FE03132 Working Title Assistant Professor Department Name 8H090:OISTL/Engineering Distance Learning Work Location Paducah, KY Type of Position Faculty Position Time Status Full-Time Tenure Track Status Tenure Track Required Education

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering (or closely related field). Candidates with specialties in all areas of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering will be considered.

Required Related Experience

None

Required License/Registration/Certification

None

Job Summary

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Kentucky invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering. The position is with the University of Kentucky's mechanical engineering program at the extended campus in Paducah, KY and is a 9-month appointment in the Special Title Series (tenure eligible). The College of Engineering administers ABET-accredited bachelor's degree programs in mechanical engineering and chemical engineering at Paducah, with a total of nine full-time faculty.

Applicants should have a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate education and the motivation to sustain a program of independent research and scholarship through innovative educational activities, laboratory development, the direction of undergraduate and graduate research, and other independent and collaborative research endeavors. Research collaborations with local industry and faculty on the Lexington campus are encouraged. The anticipated start date is August 2023.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering (or closely related field). Candidates with specialties in all areas of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering will be considered. Candidates with teaching interests in Thermal-fluids, Autonomy, Robotics, and/or Control Theory are encouraged to apply.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should apply for the position (posting FE03132) on-line at https: // ukjobs.uky.edu/; the priority deadline for acceptance of applications is December 1, 2022. To apply, please submit a cover letter (Cover Letter), current curriculum vitae (Curriculum Vita), a statement detailing teaching interests and experience (Specific Request 1), a statement of research interests (Specific Request 2), a diversity statement (Specific Request 3), and the names of three to five references when prompted in the application.

For more information, contact Prof. Maddox, john.maddox@uky.edu. Information on the Paducah Programs can be found at: https:// www. engr.uky.edu/paducah

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity University. We encourage applications from all interested and qualified individuals.

The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No Preferred Education/Experience

Candidates with backgrounds in Dynamics and Vibration, Machine Design, Solid Mechanics, and/or Control Theory are especially encouraged to apply.

Deadline to Apply Open Until Filled Yes University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

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  • Where did you first see this position advertised, other than on the UK Jobs system?
  • InsideHigherEd.com
  • HigherEdJobs.com
  • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
  • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
  • InsightintoDiversity.com
  • Academic Keys
  • Latinos in Higher Education
  • Indeed.com
  • A colleague, friend, and/or family member
  • UK Job Fair
  • None of the above
  • The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted. I understand that I will be obligated to comply with the COVID-19 vaccination or exemption requirement prior to starting employment at the University of Kentucky.
  • Yes
  • No
  • Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vita
  • Cover Letter
  • Specific Request 1
  • Specific Request 2
  • Specific Request 3
  • Optional Documents

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