Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

Lexington, KY
May 18, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kentucky invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering. The position is with the University of Kentucky's mechanical engineering program at the extended campus in Paducah, KY. The College of Engineering administers ABET-accredited bachelor's degree programs in mechanical engineering and chemical engineering at Paducah, with a total of eight full-time faculty. This is a non tenure-track faculty position, with duties oriented primarily towards undergraduate instruction in mechanical engineering. The initial appointment will be for two years and is renewable. The anticipated start date is January 2018.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled, and the priority deadline for acceptance of applications is August 15, 2017. To apply, please submit PDF files consisting of the following:

• Letter of interest
• Complete curriculum vitae
• Detailed statement of teaching philosophy (upload under Specific Request 1)

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

For more information, contact Prof. Charles Lu, ycharles.lu@uky.edu. Please note that, to be considered an applicant, an application must be submitted through the UK Jobs system. Information on the Paducah Programs can be found at: http://www.engr.uky.edu/paducah

Job Title
Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

Requisition Number

Working Title

Department Name
8H090:OISTL/Engineering Distance Learning

Work Location
Paducah, KY

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering (or closely related field).

Required Related Experience


Required License/ Registration/Certification



Applicants should have strong written and oral communication skills and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Preference will be given to individuals with significant prior industrial experience and those who hold professional licensure.

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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Applicant Documents

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


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