The College of Engineering at the University of Kentucky invites applications for multiple non tenure-track lecturer and tenure-track special title series faculty positions with duties oriented primarily towards hands-on first-year engineering education. Appointment to lecturer or special title series faculty positions will be commensurate with applicant qualifications and experience. Applicants will hold a primary appointment in the academic department most closely aligned with their background and the Dean will assign their effort to the First-Year Engineering Program. All appointments are nine-month, renewable with a start date on or before May 16, 2016. In preparation for the fall 2016 launch of the First-Year Engineering curriculum, two months of summer support will be offered and applicants must be available for training during summer 2016. Opportunities to teach and/or participate in research in future summer sessions for additional compensation may be available.
Duties will include teaching 14-16 classroom contact hours per week, office hours, grading, supervision of teaching assistants and development of course materials. Multiple sections of lecture and laboratory courses will be offered each semester. Course topics include student success strategies, computer programming, software applications, hands-on hardware interfacing, teamwork and design projects. Individuals with embedded computer programming and/or engineering design experience are especially encouraged to apply. Experience in industry is also welcome.
Lecturer applicants should hold at least a Master’s degree and at least one degree (BS, MS or PhD) in an engineering discipline or computer science. The initial appointment for lecturer faculty will be for one year. Applicants should have strong written and oral communication skills and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education. Lecturer positions do not have required research responsibility; however interest in engineering education research will be viewed favorably. To apply, please submit a cover letter (Cover Letter), current curriculum vita (Curriculum Vita), statement detailing teaching philosophy, interests, and experience (Specific Request 1), and contact information for at least three references (Specific Request 2).
Special Title Series applicants should hold at least a PhD and at least one degree (BS, MS or PhD) in an engineering discipline or computer science. The initial appointment for special title series faculty will be for two years. Teaching in the First-Year Engineering Program will be the majority of the assignment. Applicants should have strong written and oral communication skills, a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education and the motivation to sustain a program of independent scholarship through innovative educational activities, laboratory development, the direction of undergraduate and/or graduate research, and other independent and collaborative research endeavors. To apply, please submit a cover letter (Cover Letter), current curriculum vita (Curriculum Vita), research statement (Specific Request 1), statement detailing teaching philosophy, interests, and experience (Specific Request 2), and contact information for at least three references (Specific Request 3). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until all positions are filled. Application documents should be submitted electronically, preferably by January 8, 2016.
To apply for Assistant Professor, Special Title Series, apply to requisition number:
For questions regarding the submittal of application materials, contact UK Human Resources by calling (859) 257-9555, option 2.
For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Janet Lumpp, Professor, Director of the First-Year Engineering Program (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity University. We encourage applications from women, minorities, and all interested and qualified individuals.