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Assistant Professor in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
University of Kentucky

Date Posted Jul. 28, 2022
Title Assistant Professor in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
University University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Department 8H090:OISTL/Engineering Distance Learning
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Robotics
    Mechanical Engineering
The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Kentucky invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering. The position is with the University of Kentucky’s mechanical engineering program at the extended campus in Paducah, KY and is a 9-month appointment in the Special Title Series (tenure eligible). The College of Engineering administers ABET-accredited bachelor’s degree programs in mechanical engineering and chemical engineering at Paducah, with a total of nine full-time faculty.

Applicants should have a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate education and the motivation to sustain a program of independent research and scholarship through innovative educational activities, laboratory development, the direction of undergraduate and graduate research, and other independent and collaborative research endeavors. Research collaborations with local industry and faculty on the Lexington campus are encouraged. The anticipated start date is August 2023.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering (or closely related field). Candidates with specialties in all areas of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering will be considered. Candidates with teaching interests in Thermal-fluids, Autonomy, Robotics, and/or Control Theory are encouraged to apply.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should apply for the position (posting FE03132) on-line at; the priority deadline for acceptance of applications is December 1, 2022. To apply, please submit a cover letter (Cover Letter), current curriculum vitae (Curriculum Vita), a statement detailing teaching interests and experience (Specific Request 1), a statement of research interests (Specific Request 2), a diversity statement (Specific Request 3), and the names of three to five references when prompted in the application.

For more information, contact Prof. Maddox, Information on the Paducah Programs can be found at:

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity University. We encourage applications from all interested and qualified individuals.

The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.

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