Assistant Professor in Computer Science/Engineering
University of Kentucky
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
Internal Number: 424471
Department Name: 8H040:Computer Science
The Department of Computer Science at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a tenure-eligible, 9-month appointment (Regular Title Series) faculty position to begin August 2023. We seek excellent candidates in all areas, with specific needs in data science, software engineering, security, and systems. A demonstrated ability to collaborate with diverse teams to address grand societal challenges is highly desirable. Successful candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education and be qualified to teach a broad range of courses in Computer Science. All regular title series faculty are expected to have a mix of research, teaching, and service to be negotiated annually with the chair of the department. We will consider all ranks, with preference for candidates at the assistant professor level. Tenure-eligible faculty are expected to build a strong research program in their chosen area and to be dedicated teachers, contributing to our instructional offerings at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
The Department, housed within the College of Engineering, has 21 faculty members. We aim to be a diverse community of researchers and educators pursuing pioneering research in computer science as well as interdisciplinary research collaborations at the university and beyond; offering all students the highest quality instructional programs including Bachelor's, Master's, and PhD degrees in Computer Science, Master's degree in Data Science, and Bachelor's, Master's, and PhD degrees in Computer Engineering; expanding our reach to marginalized and underrepresented students, including but not limited to persons of color, international, first generation, veterans, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ communities; and serving the professional, local, state and global communities. The degree programs in Computer Engineering are offered in collaboration with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department; the undergraduate programs in Computer Science and in Computer Engineering are ABET-accredited.
The University of Kentucky is one of eight institutions in the United States with colleges of agriculture, arts and sciences, business, engineering, law, medicine, and pharmacy all on a single campus, making it uniquely suited for diverse interdisciplinary collaborations. Located in Lexington, one of the safest, most creative and well-educated cities in the nation, we offer an ideal setting in which to build a successful work-life balanced career. Lexington is the heart of the scenic Bluegrass Region, with many outdoor recreation opportunities and excellent public and private schools. To learn more about these benefits, please visit: https://www.uky.edu/hr/benefits.
Applications are now being accepted. Review of submissions will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates must have earned a PhD in Computer Science or closely related field at the time employment begins. Applicants should submit a cover letter, full curriculum vitae, research statement (upload under Specific Request 1), teaching statement (upload under Specific Request 2), and contact information for a minimum of three references when prompted in the application.
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.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
PhD in computer science or closely related discipline.
Required Related Experience:
Academic preparation appropriate to research area in computer science, ability to fulfill responsibilities of a faculty position in teaching, research, and services.
Required License/Registration/Certification :
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.