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Associate or Professor in the Computer Engineering

companyUniversity of Kentucky
locationFayette County, Lexington, KY, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Full Time

Job Title
Associate or Professor in the Computer Engineering

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Department Name
8H400:Electrical and Computer Engineering

Work Location
Lexington, KY

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Tenure Track Status
Tenure Track

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Job Summary

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (https://www.engr.uky.edu/ece) at the University of Kentucky announces a tenured 9-month-appointment (Regular Title Series) faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level in the Computer Engineering Area, with specific focus area including but not limited to, Computing for AI and AI for Computing, Computer Architecture and Design Automation, High-Performance and Quantum Computing, as well as Cyber-Physical Systems. Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a related discipline. The successful candidate will possess a strong record of academic scholarship and externally funded research, advising graduate students, teaching undergraduate and graduate computer engineering courses, and providing service to their discipline, professional organizations, and the community.

The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, with 25 tenure-track faculty and over 500 undergraduate and graduate students, are involved in a broad range of research and educational activities. Support for these activities comes from federal agencies such as NSF, NIH, NASA, DOE, and DOD, in partnerships with the Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CeNSE), the Institute for Sustainable Manufacturing (ISM), NASA Kentucky, the Power and Energy Institute of Kentucky (PEIK), and extensive collaborations with industry. In addition to Electrical Engineering undergraduate and graduate degrees, computer engineering undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered in collaboration with the 20 plus tenure-track faculty of the Computer Science Department. Both the ECE and CS Departments are a part of the Stanley and Karen Pigman College of Engineering, which is the #1 engineering college in Kentucky according to US News and World Report. With over $107 million of active research awards, the college recently received a $34.5 million gift from Stanley and Karen Pigman, the largest single gift ever made to the university, to support the college’s core missions.

The University of Kentucky is the flagship university for the Commonwealth and provides excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations – it is one of only eight universities in the United States that house colleges of engineering, medicine, agriculture, pharmacy, law, and business on a single campus. A broad research infrastructure is available through college facilities for imaging, visualization, nanofabrication, and rapid prototyping, as well as through computational and experimental open-access centers across campus. The city of Lexington is ranked #3 Best City to Raise a Family, #21 Best Places to Live in America, and #31 Most Educated City in America. Employment at UK comes with diverse rewards, focusing on total well-being and career development, with leadership striving to provide a strong work-life integration. To learn more about these benefits, please visit: https://www.uky.edu/hr/benefits.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, full curriculum vitae, research statement (3-page limit), teaching statement (2-page limit), diversity equity and inclusion statement (1-page limit) and contact information for 5 references. Full consideration will be given to applications received by January 12, 2024. However, review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The desired starting date for this position is August 1, 2024. Requests for further information regarding application procedures may be directed to Dr. Samson Cheung at cheung@engr.uky.edu.

Required Documents:
1. Cover Letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Research Statement: 3-page limit, “Specific Request 1”
4. Teaching Statement: 2-page limit, “Specific Request 2”
5. Diversity Equity and Inclusion Statement: 1-page limit, “Specific Request 3”

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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.