1+ months

Lecturer in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Lexington, KY 40507
Posting Details

Job Title Lecturer in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Requisition Number FE03280
Working Title
Department Name 8H700:Mechanical Engineering
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Faculty
Position Time Status Full-Time
Tenure Track Status Non-Tenure Track
Required Education
Ph.D. in Engineering or a closely related discipline.
Required Related Experience
Required License/Registration/Certification
Job Summary
The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Kentucky invites applications for the position of Lecturer. Exceptional candidates at the Senior Lecturer level may also be considered. This is a non-tenure-eligible 9-month faculty position in the Lecturer Title Series, with duties oriented primarily towards undergraduate instruction in the new aerospace engineering program. The initial appointment is for two years and is renewable. The anticipated start date is August 2023.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering (or a closely related field). Priority will be given to applicants with significant industrial experience. Professional licensure is also desired. The position will be primarily responsible for teaching laboratory and capstone-design courses in the aerospace engineering curriculum along with other aerospace courses aligned with the candidate’s areas of expertise. The typical teaching load for this position will be three courses per semester. Applicants should have strong written and oral communication skills and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education.
In addition to the regular nine-month appointment, the successful candidate may have an opportunity to teach courses during the summer.

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, law, business, engineering, medicine, and pharmacy on a single campus. Employment at UK comes with diverse rewards, focusing on 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.

Candidates should apply for the position on-line at https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/432332 Submit PDF files consisting of a letter of interest, complete curriculum vitae, and a detailed statement of teaching philosophy and interests (Specific Request 1). Also, please include the names and contact information for at least three references when prompted in the application.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by January 6, 2023 will receive full consideration. For more information on this position, contact Michael Seigler (tmseigler@uky.edu). Information on the UK Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering program can be found at: https://www.engr.uky.edu/research-faculty/departments/mechanical-and-aerospace-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.

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
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Priority will be given to applicants with significant industrial experience. Professional licensure is also desired.
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: 2022-11-09 Expires: 2023-06-23

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UK offers fulfilling careers in diverse fields supporting our teaching, research and health care missions. We also offer a compelling benefits package, including a generous retirement savings match and a supportive work environment distinguished by a respect for the unique work-life needs of every individual. Our culture of learning also provides tremendous support and resources for ongoing education, training and development. 

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