Job ID: 173239

Assistant Research Professor

University of Kentucky

  • Nov. 23, 2021
  • Assistant Research Professor
  • 8H700:Mechanical Engineering
  • University of Kentucky
    Lexington, KY
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Research Professor
    Assistant Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Energy Technology

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kentucky ( seeks candidates for a non tenure-track research faculty position at the assistant research professor level in the area of clean power and energy. This position is focused on qualified candidates with expertise in carbon capture and sequestration systems. The successful candidate will work closely with department faculty in this research area but will also demonstrate the potential to develop an active and independent research program that can support their activities and department graduate students. A minimum of five years of experience in energy research is essential. Duties will include 1) collaboration with the Mechanical Engineering and College of Engineering faculty, 2) developing proposals for federal, industrial and private agencies, 3) publishing scientific results, and 4) advising graduate students.

Applicants should submit a cover letter addressing their experience in the targeted research area and their plans to develop an independent research program, a full curriculum vitae, and contact information for 3 references. The application deadline is December 1, 2021. However, review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The desired starting date for this position is January 1, 2022. Requests for further information regarding application procedures may be directed to Mr. Troy Howell: (859) 218-0650,

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. The University of Kentucky is the flagship university for the Commonwealth and is one of only eight universities in the United States that house colleges of agriculture, engineering, medicine, and pharmacy on a single campus.

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to protect our university community including our students, staff, faculty and visitors, the University of Kentucky is requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires prior to starting employment. Therefore, as of October 18, 2021, all new hires prior to their first day of employment must submit appropriate documentation showing, i) completion of the first vaccination against COVID-19, or ii) completion of the full vaccination series against COVID-19, or iii) approved exemption (medical contraindications or a sincerely held religious belief) through the formal exemption process from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For those employees who have completed the first vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment, the second vaccination (if applicable) must be completed following the vaccination recommended schedule to be considered fully vaccinated.

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