Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering

Job description

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in computer engineering. The department seeks individuals to take international leadership roles within their fields of study and support excellence in graduate and undergraduate education. Outstanding candidates in all focus areas will be considered, including VLSI, embedded systems, cybersecurity, biomedical, and neuromorphic computing.

The ECE department has about 600 students in BS, MS, and PhD programs and 24 tenure-track faculty, with research strengths in computational electromagnetics, computer engineering, nanoelectronics, power and energy systems, and signal and image processing. Faculty are actively involved in a broad range of research, including partnerships with the Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CeNSE), the Institute for Sustainable Manufacturing (ISM), NASA Kentucky, and the Power and Energy Institute of Kentucky (PEIK).

Lexington is situated in the heart of Kentucky surrounded by gently rolling bluegrass hills, enjoys a mild climate, and has a vibrant entrepreneurial community and outstanding healthcare facilities. The University of Kentucky is the flagship university for the Commonwealth, and is one of only eight universities in the United States that house colleges of agriculture, engineering, medicine, and pharmacy on a single campus, leading to groundbreaking discoveries and unique interdisciplinary collaboration. For more information, visit

Please include a cover letter, CV, research statement (upload under Specific Request 1) and teaching statement (upload under Specific Request 2) along with application. Please also include 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.

Job Title
Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering

Requisition Number

Working Title

Department Name
8H400:Electrical and Computer Engineering

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or closely related discipline.

Required Related Experience

Candidates must have a strong record of academic scholarship and high potential for excellence in building an externally funded research program, conducting high-impact research, advising graduate students, undergraduate and graduate courses, and providing service to the department, professional organizations, and the community.

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Deadline to Apply

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.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's Online Employment System?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Academic Keys
    • Latinos in Higher Education
    • A colleague, friend, and/or family member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

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





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    Job No:
    Posted: 4/14/2018
    Application Due: 4/26/2018
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