Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

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Job Title:

Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

Requisition Number:


Department Name:

8H700:Mechanical Engineering

Work Location:

Lexington, KY

Type of Position:


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Tenure Track Status:

Non-Tenure Track

Required Education:

Ph.D. in Engineering or a closely related discipline.

Required Related Experience:


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Job Summary:

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kentucky invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering. 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 August 2032.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering (or closely related field). Priority will be given to individuals with significant prior industrial experience and those who hold professional licensure. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for teaching experimentation (ME 310/311), CAD (ME 205), and capstone design courses (ME 411/412) in the mechanical engineering curriculum. Applicants should have strong written and oral communication skills and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education.

In addition to the regular nine-month appointment, the successful candidate may have an opportunity to teach an experimentation or CAD course during the summer.

Review of applications will begin in May, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Submit PDF files consisting of a letter of interest, complete curriculum vitae, and a detailed statement of teaching philosophy (upload under Specific Request 1). Please also 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.

For more information, contact Prof. Tim Wu, [email protected] Information on the UK Mechanical Engineering program can be found at: http://www.engr.uky.edu/research-faculty/departments/mechanical-engineering

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Preferred Education/Experience:

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

Deadline to Apply:


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: 5/13/2021
Application Due: 5/19/2021
Work Type: Full Time