Assistant Professor, Computer Engineering Technology
University of Kentucky
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
Internal Number: 367795
Department Name: 8H800: Engineering Technology
The Department of Engineering Technology at the University of Kentucky (http://www.engr.uky.edu/et/) seeks candidates for two tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant professor level in the area of computer engineering technology. Candidates at the associate professor level or higher will also be considered. This faculty search is focused on identifying qualified candidates with expertise in computer hardware and software applications. Preferred areas of interest are embedded systems and application, wireless communication, digital systems design, electronics prototyping and construction, software engineering processes and methods, signals, systems and transforms, and digital signal processing. Additional consideration will also be given to candidates with expertise that enhances existing department strengths. In all cases, the candidate's teaching and research focus should have strong computer software and hardware application. The candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Computer Engineering Technology or a related discipline.
The Department of Engineering Technology (ET) is the newest department in the college of engineering at the University of Kentucky and provides two four-year undergraduate degrees: Lean Systems Engineering Technology and Computer Engineering Technology in a 2 + 2 partnership with the Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC). As such, the ET department only offers junior and senior-level coursework. A successful candidate would shape and grow the new computer engineering technology track, including developing new undergraduate teaching laboratories. The ideal candidate should also have a passion for teaching undergraduates, involving them in significant research projects, and providing service to the Department, professional organizations, and the community.
Lexington, Kentucky is ranked #3 Best City to Raise a Family, #21 Best Places to Live in America, and #31 Most Educated City in America. The University of Kentucky is the flagship university for the Commonwealth. It is one of only eight universities in the United States that house colleges of agriculture, engineering, medicine, and pharmacy on a single campus.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, full curriculum vitae, research statement (3-page limit in Specific Request 1), teaching statement (2-page limit in Specific Request 2), diversity statement (1-page limit in Specific Request 3), and contact information for 5 references (Writing Sample). We request that the teaching statement specifically address undergraduate teaching interests in computer engineering technology.
For full consideration, please submit an application by January 28, 2022. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Mike Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org . The desired starting date for these positions is August 1, 2022, but we will be flexible for outstanding candidates.
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.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology, or a closely related field, with a strong record of education and research accomplishments sufficient to warrant tenure at the Assistant or Associate Professor Level
Required Related Experience:
The successful candidate will demonstrate outstanding leadership and communication skills, have a strong commitment to undergraduate education, and be qualified to teach and oversee curriculum across a wide range of courses in Computer Engineering Technology and Lean Systems Technology.
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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.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.