Job ID: 195462

Assistant Professor

University of Kentucky

  • Sep. 27, 2022
  • Assistant Professor
  • 8H800: Engineering Technology
  • University of Kentucky
    Lexington, KY
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Industrial & Systems Engineering
The Department of Engineering Technology at the University of Kentucky ( seeks candidates for a tenure-eligible, 9-month appointment faculty position at the assistant professor level in lean systems engineering technology. Candidates at the associate professor level or higher will also be considered. This faculty search is focused on identifying qualified candidates with expertise in lean manufacturing, just-in-time processes, abnormality management, systems of quality assurance & built-in quality, production instruction, small lot production & changeover methods, value steam mapping, logistics, and supply chain management. Additional consideration will also be given to candidates with expertise that enhances existing department strengths. The candidate’s teaching and research focus should have strong lean manufacturing applications. The candidate must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in manufacturing engineering, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, or a related discipline.

The Department of Engineering Technology (ET) in the college of engineering at the University of Kentucky offers two four-year undergraduate degrees: Lean Systems Engineering Technology and Computer Engineering Technology, in a 2 + 2 partnership with the Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC). As such, the ET department only offers junior and senior-level coursework. A successful candidate would shape and grow the new Lean Systems Engineering Technology program, including developing new undergraduate teaching laboratories. The ideal candidate should also have a passion for teaching undergraduates, involving them in significant research projects, and providing service to the Department, professional organizations, and the community. The anticipated distribution of effort (DOE) would be 70% Instruction, 15-20% research/creative activities, and 10-15% service with annual review and modifications.

Lexington, Kentucky, is ranked #3 Best City to Raise a Family, #21 Best Places to Live in America and #31 Most Educated City in America. The University of Kentucky is the flagship university for the Commonwealth. It is one of only eight universities in the United States that house colleges of agriculture, engineering, medicine, and pharmacy on a single campus. Employment at UK comes with diverse rewards, focusing on your total well-being and career development, with leadership striving to provide a strong work-life integration. To learn more about these benefits, please visit

Applicants should submit a cover letter, full curriculum vitae, research statement (3-page limit, please upload as Specific Request 1), teaching statement (2-page limit, please upload as Specific Request 2), diversity statement (1-page limit, please upload as Specific Request 3), and contact information for 5 references when prompted in the application. We request that the teaching statement specifically address undergraduate teaching interests in Lean Systems Engineering Technology. The application deadline is December 1, 2022. However, the review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The desired starting date for the position is August 1, 2023, but we will be flexible for outstanding candidates.

Requests for further information regarding application procedures may be directed to Mrs. Julie Johnson: (859) 257-5132,

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and inclusion. Minorities, veterans, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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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