Assistant Professor in Mining Engineering

Job description

The Department of Mining Engineering at the University of Kentucky invites nominations and applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor. Candidates for the position must hold a Ph.D. degree in mining engineering, or a closely related field, by August 16, 2019 and must be committed to excellence in the areas of teaching, research, and service. In addition to these qualities, preference will be given to candidates who have experience in mine ventilation and have obtained professional licensure.

The University of Kentucky is located in the heart of Kentucky's scenic Bluegrass region and is home to more than 30,000 students and 14,000 employees. As a land-grant university for the commonwealth, the mission of the University of Kentucky is to provide excellent education, conduct outstanding research, and perform service in an academic environment in a manner that ensures the professional success of our students, meets the needs of our constituents, and responds to the technological challenges of the commonwealth.

The Department of Mining Engineering is one of the larger mineral-related programs in North America. The department consists of eight faculty members who have diverse specialties that cover a wide range of the mining engineering discipline.

Responsibilities of the successful applicant will include teaching and student advising at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The selected candidate will also be expected to develop a sustainable research program that attracts external research funding and addresses the needs of the mining industry. Although preference will be given to candidates with a mine ventilation background, the position is open to all the specialty areas of mining.

Please include a CV and cover letter along with application. In addition, please include 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.

Applications will be reviewed beginning February 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Job Title
Assistant Professor in Mining Engineering

Requisition Number

Working Title

Department Name
8H350:Mining Engineering

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education

PhD in Mining Engineering or closely related field.

Required Related Experience

Qualified candidates must demonstrate commitment to excellence in the areas of teaching, research, and service.

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in mine ventilation and have obtained 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.

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?
    • Academic Jobs Online
    • Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration
    • 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
Optional Documents





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    Job No:
    Posted: 11/24/2018
    Application Due: 1/17/2019
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