Open-Rank Faculty in Computer Science/Engineering

Job description

The University of Kentucky Computer Science Department invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to begin August of 2019.

We are seeking energetic and creative faculty who have a passion for teaching students and for building a research program centered on advanced computing. We will consider all ranks, with preference for candidates at the assistant professor level. Outstanding candidates at the rank of assistant professor will be considered for an endowed fellowship.

We value collaborative and interdisciplinary research. Our faculty members have established research programs with other members of the department and with a wide variety of other departments and programs, including statistics, biology, linguistics, internal medicine, electrical engineering, computer engineering, and the humanities. We favor researchers who are eager to collaborate to solve problems that extend beyond their own research areas.

We seek applications from excellent candidates in all areas, with a particular desire for expertise in data science and the related areas of machine learning, big data, cloud computing, and data mining. Additionally we have interest in the areas of digital humanities, visualization, computer vision, artificial intelligence, and software engineering, as these areas complement the department's Laboratory for Advanced Networking, Software Verification and Validation Lab, and established collaborations with the Center for Computational Sciences and the Center for Biomedical Informatics.

We value teaching and the student experience. Candidates should be eager and prepared to teach upper-level courses in their areas of expertise, as well as (ultimately) core courses in our ABET-accredited undergraduate Computer Science and Computer Engineering programs.

The University of Kentucky Computer Science Department, one of the first CS departments in the United States, has 21 faculty members committed to excellence in education, research, and service. The Department offers programs leading to the Bachelors, Masters, and Ph.D. degrees. The University of Kentucky is located in Lexington, the scenic heart of the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. With recognition as one of the safest, most creative, and well-educated cities in the nation, Lexington is an ideal location to build an outstanding, work-life balanced career.

To apply, send a letter of application detailing qualifications (Cover Letter), a current vitae (CV), a statement of teaching philosophy (upload under Specific Request 1), and research statement (upload under Specific Request 2). In addition, please include the names and contact information for at least three references when prompted in the application. This information may be used to solicit reference letters within the employment system.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Questions may be directed to Diane Mier ([email protected]) in the Computer Science Department.

Job Title
Open-Rank Faculty in Computer Science/Engineering

Requisition Number

Working Title

Department Name
8H040:Computer Science

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education

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


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.

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
    • 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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    Posted: 12/7/2018
    Application Due: 1/17/2019
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