The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kentucky (http://www.engr.uky.edu/me/) seeks candidates for two tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level. We are seeking candidates with expertise in the following areas:
Unmanned Systems with Precision Meteorology
This faculty search is focused on identifying highly qualified candidates with demonstrated expertise complementing existing research programs that couple unmanned systems with precision meteorology, including, but not limited to, expertise in computational or theoretical modeling of weather and atmospheric transport processes, sensor development and remote sensing, and development and use of unmanned systems. Exceptional candidates in areas that contribute to other departmental strengths will also be considered.
This faculty search is part of the department's 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 research areas that complement unmanned systems and precision meteorology, candidates that can further enhance the department's collaborative environment by 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.
This faculty search is focused on identifying highly qualified candidates with demonstrated expertise in aerospace engineering, which may include but is not limited to: new concepts for aerospace vehicles and systems; multi-objective optimization; power and propulsion; meta-materials; aeroelasticity; structural dynamics; and autonomy and robotics. A candidate's research focus should have a strong aerospace application and candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related discipline. The successful candidate will possess a strong record of research accomplishments and the capability to develop an active and nationally recognized research program. This faculty search supports the Mechanical Engineering Department's plans to develop undergraduate and graduate degree programs in aerospace engineering. The Department anticipates continued hiring in the area of aerospace engineering over the next few years.
This faculty search is part of the Department's strategic hiring plan, which is adding new tenure-track faculty positions in the areas of aerospace engineering; autonomy, robotics, and controls; bioengineering; energy; and manufacturing. This search is targeted at faculty candidates with research expertise in aerospace engineering; however, candidates that can bridge multiple focus areas are 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.
Mechanical Engineering is the largest department in the College of Engineering with 35 tenured and tenure-track faculty members, over 1,000 undergraduate students, and over 120 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 averages over $8M/year in new awards.
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Requests for further information regarding application procedures may be directed to Troy Howell: (859) 218-0650 or email@example.com.
Review of applications for both positions will begin on December 6, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. The desired starting date for this position is August 1, 2020.
The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and inclusion. Minorities, veterans, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.