1+ months

Assistant/Associate Professor of Materials Engineering

Lexington, KY 40507
Posting Details

Job Title Assistant/Associate Professor of Materials Engineering
Requisition Number FE03196
Working Title
Department Name 8H200:Chemical & Materials Engineering
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Faculty
Position Time Status Full-Time
Tenure Track Status Tenure Track
Required Education
Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering or closely related field
Required Related Experience
A strong record of research accomplishments and the capability to develop an active and nationally recognized research program. The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education and be qualified to teach a wide range of courses in materials engineering.
Required License/Registration/Certification
Job Summary
As part of a growth initiative in the College of Engineering at the University of Kentucky, the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering invites applications for a tenure‐eligible (Regular Title Series) faculty position in materials engineering. This 9-month period appointment is anticipated to be at the associate or assistant professor level and has a start date of Fall 2023. Applicants are sought who hold undergraduate and doctoral degrees in materials science and engineering (or a related field such as metallurgy or ceramics), with a strong record of research accomplishments and the capability to develop an active and nationally recognized research program. Successful candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education and be qualified to teach a broad range of courses in materials engineering. All regular title series faculty are expected to have a mix of research, teaching, and service to be negotiated annually with the chair of the department. 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: https://www.uky.edu/hr/benefits.

Applications are sought from qualified individuals with a record of experimental and/or computational research accomplishments in (i) metallurgy and metallic materials; (ii) ceramics. An additional specific area of interest is (iii) design, processing, evaluation, and characterization of materials for flexible/printed electronics, with applications in sensing and power generation/storage. Over the past seven years, the UK Electron Microscopy Center has installed more than $10M worth of new instrumentation, establishing state-of-the-art capabilities in broad areas of materials characterization. In addition to the research efforts within the materials engineering program, the college and university offer complementary faculty expertise in areas such as recovery and utilization of rare earth elements; sustainable upcycling of materials; additive manufacturing; energy materials. A strong research team is also active in organic electronics at the UK Center for Applied Energy Research.

Submit PDF files consisting of a letter of interest, complete curriculum vitae, statement of research goals (upload under Specific Request 1), statement of teaching philosophy and experience (upload under Specific Request 2), and statement of experiences and plans to promote diversity and inclusion (upload under Specific Request 3). Please also include the names and contact information for at least three references when prompted in the application. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

For more information, contact Prof. John Balk (john.balk@uky.edu). Information on the materials engineering program can be found at: http://engr.uky.edu/research-faculty/departments/materials-engineering

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. 
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply
Open Until Filled Yes
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.


Posted: 2022-09-16 Expires: 2023-06-23

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