Assistant Professor in Computer Science/Engineering

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Job Title:

Assistant Professor in Computer Science/Engineering

Requisition Number:


Department Name:

8H040:Computer Science

Work Location:

Lexington, KY

Type of Position:


Position Time Status :


Tenure Track Status:

Tenure Track

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:


Job Summary:

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to begin August 2021. We seek excellent candidates in all areas, with specific needs in data science, databases, and software engineering. A demonstrated ability to collaborate with diverse teams to address grand societal challenges is highly desirable. We will consider all ranks, with preference for candidates at the assistant professor level. Tenure-track faculty are expected to build a strong research program in their chosen area and to be dedicated teachers, contributing to our instructional offering at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Visiting faculty appointments may be considered in some cases.

The Department, housed within the College of Engineering, has 22 faculty members who are committed to excellence in education, research, and service. The Department offers programs leading to Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD degrees in Computer Science, and also collaborates with other departments to offer programs leading to Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD degrees in Computer Engineering, as well as a Master’s degree in Data Science. The undergraduate programs are ABET-accredited.

The University of Kentucky is one of eight institutions in the United States with colleges of agriculture, arts and sciences, business, engineering, law, medicine, and pharmacy all on a single campus, making it uniquely suited for diverse interdisciplinary collaborations. Located in Lexington, one of the safest, most creative and well-educated cities in the nation, we offer an ideal setting in which to build a successful work-life balanced career. Lexington is the heart of the scenic Bluegrass Region, with many outdoor recreation opportunities and excellent public and private schools.

Applications are now being accepted. Review of submissions will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Candidates must have earned a PhD in Computer Science or closely related field at the time employment begins. Applicants should submit a cover letter, full curriculum vitae, research statement (upload under Specific Request 1), teaching statement (upload under Specific Request 2), and contact information for a minimum of three references when prompted in the application. Questions should be directed to Diane Mier ([email protected]) in the Department of Computer Science.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? :


Open Until 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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Posted: 3/13/2021
Application Due: 5/29/2021
Work Type: Full Time