Job ID: 129708

Assistant Professor in Computer Science/Engineering

University of Kentucky

  • Sep. 24, 2019
  • Assistant Professor in Computer Science/Engineering
  • 8H040:Computer Science
  • University of Kentucky
    Lexington, KY
  • Open until filled
  • August 2020
  • Assistant Professor
  • Computer Engineering
    Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to begin August 2020. We seek excellent candidates in all areas, with a particular desire for expertise in data science and the related areas of machine learning, big data, cloud computing, and data mining.

We are seeking energetic and creative faculty who have a passion for teaching students. Candidates should be able to teach courses in our newly established graduate program in Data Science, upper-level courses in their areas of expertise, and, ultimately, core courses in our ABET-accredited undergraduate Computer Science program.

We favor researchers who are eager to collaborate to solve problems that extend beyond their own research areas. Our faculty members have established research programs with other members of the department and with a wide variety of other departments and programs, including statistics, biology, linguistics, internal medicine, electrical engineering, computer engineering, and the humanities.

The Department, one of the first computer science departments in the United States, has 22 faculty members committed to excellence in education, research, and service. We offer programs leading to the Bachelors, Masters, and Ph.D. degrees. The University of Kentucky is located in Lexington, the scenic heart of the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. With recognition as one of the safest, most creative, and well-educated cities in the nation, Lexington is an ideal location to build an outstanding, work-life balanced career.

Candidates must have earned a PhD in Computer Science or closely related field at the time employment begins.

To apply, submit a letter of application detailing qualifications (Cover Letter), a current vitae (CV), a statement of teaching philosophy (upload under Specific Request 1), and research statement (upload under Specific Request 2). Please also include the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the application.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Questions should be directed to Diane Mier ( in the Computer Science Department.

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