Assistant Professor in Computer Science


  • Professional
  • Lexington, KY
  • Posted 1 month ago
  • Expires on: November 30, 2021

University of Kentucky
Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Kentucky invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions to begin August 2022. We seek excellent candidates in all areas, with specific needs in data science, software engineering, security, and systems. A demonstrated ability to collaborate with diverse teams to address grand societal challenges is highly desirable. We will consider all ranks, with a 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 offerings at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Department, housed within the College of Engineering, has 23 faculty members. We aim to be a diverse community of researchers and educators pursuing pioneering research in computer science as well as interdisciplinary research collaborations at the university and beyond; offering all students the highest quality instructional programs including Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science, Master’s degree in Data Science, and Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Engineering; expanding our reach to marginalized and underrepresented students, including but not limited to persons of color, international, first-generation, veterans, those who are differently-abled, and LGBTQ*; and serving the professional, local, state and global communities. The degree programs in Computer Engineering are offered in collaboration with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department; the undergraduate programs in Computer Science and in Computer Engineering 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 Ph.D. in Computer Science or closely related field at the time employment begins.

To apply, a University of Kentucky Academic Profile must be submitted at the following link: https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/349510. 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 HR/Employment by phone at 1-859-257-9555 (press 2) or email (ukjobs@email.uky.edu), or to Diane Mier (diane.mier@uky.edu) in the Computer Science Department. Upon offer of employment, successful applicants must undergo a national background check as required by the University of Kentucky Human Resources.  The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity employer and especially encourages applications from minorities and women.