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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Computer Science Department.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
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.
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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.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.