Cluster Hiring in Sustainable Manufacturing

Lexington, KY
Mar 24, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Kentucky's College of Engineering is embarking on a major cluster hiring initiative in emerging fields of sustainable manufacturing. Over the next 3-5 years, we will hire multiple tenure-track faculty at all ranks in numerous areas of sustainable manufacturing. This initiative will complement our current expertise, develop a critical mass in sustainable manufacturing, and foster cross-disciplinary work across the college and the university. Preferred areas of expertise include the following, in order of priority:

1. Sustainable Manufacturing Processes
2. Sustainable Product Design, including Design for Product Disassembly/Remanufacturing
3. Energy-efficient, Extractive Metallurgy for Sustainable/Clean Manufacturing
4. Scalable and Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems for Sustainable Production
5. Sensor-based Smart Manufacturing with Monitoring and Control of Operations
6. Composites Manufacturing Processes, including Reuse and Recycle Technologies
7. Biomedical Applications in Sustainable Manufacturing, including Implants and Tissues
8. Lightweight Materials for Resource Efficiency in Sustainable Manufacturing

We anticipate hiring 2-3 faculty in the first round of applications in 2017, with a primary appointment in any department within the College of Engineering ( The successful candidate may also hold secondary appointments in other departments depending on his/her expertise areas, and will work as a core member of the Institute for Sustainable Manufacturing (ISM). ISM is an internationally-recognized interdisciplinary research center with significant infrastructure and participating faculty from multiple engineering departments (

We encourage applications from scholars committed to excellence and seeking to help redefine our research programs in sustainable manufacturing for the next generation. For senior positions, the candidate must demonstrate a record of success in funded research, publications, industry interactions, team building, and be strongly committed to both undergraduate and graduate teaching, including courses for our online master's program in Manufacturing Systems Engineering ( We are particularly interested in individuals whose research forges a close relationship between science-based sustainable manufacturing and growing industrial needs.

Applications should include:
1) a cover letter,
2) full curriculum vitae,
3) description of proposed research and teaching philosophy (upload under Specific Request 1)

Also provide the names and contact information for five references when prompted in the application. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Visit for additional application information. For full consideration, applications should be received by January 15, 2017, but will be accepted until the positions are filled. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2017. For questions about this manufacturing cluster hire, please contact Prof. I.S. Jawahir at Please note that, to be considered an applicant, an application must be submitted through the UK Jobs system.

Job Title
Cluster Hiring in Sustainable Manufacturing

Requisition Number

Working Title
Open Rank Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty, College of Engineering

Department Name
8H000:College of Engineering

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education

Ph.D. in Engineering, Computer Science or related field.

Required Related Experience


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Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Open Untill Filled

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.

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  1. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's Online Employment System?
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    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Specific Request 1
Optional Documents


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