Faculty Positions January or August 2017

University of Kentucky
Department of Computer Science


The University of Kentucky Computer Science Department invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions to begin in either January or August of 2017.


We are seeking energetic and creative faculty who have a passion for teaching students and for building a research program centered on advanced computing.  We will consider all ranks, with preference for candidates at the assistant professor level.  Outstanding candidates at the rank of assistant professor will be considered for an endowed fellowship. 

We value collaborative and interdisciplinary research.  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. We favor researchers who are eager to collaborate to solve problems that extend beyond their own research areas.


We seek applications from excellent candidates in all areas, with a particular desire for expertise in computer networking, security and privacy, machine learning, big data and data mining, visualization and computer vision, artificial intelligence, and software engineering.   These areas complement the department's Laboratory for Advanced Networking, Software Verification and Validation Lab, and established collaborations with the Center for Computational Sciences and the Center for Biomedical Informatics. 


We value teaching and the student experience.  Candidates should be eager and prepared to teach upper-level courses in their areas of expertise, as well as (ultimately) core courses in our ABET-accredited undergraduate Computer Science and Computer Engineering programs.


The University of Kentucky Computer Science Department, one of the first CS departments in the United States, has 21 faculty members committed to excellence in education, research, and service. The Department offers 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, a University of Kentucky Academic Profile must be submitted at http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/123838.  Applications are now being accepted. Review of credentials will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.


For more detailed information about these positions, go to ukjobs.  Questions should be directed to HR/Employment by phone at 1-859-257-9555 press 2 or email (ukjobs@email.uky.edu), or to Diane Mier (diane@cs.uky.edu) in the Computer Science Department.


Upon offer of employment, successful applicants must undergo a national background check as required by University of Kentucky Human Resources.  The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity employer and especially encourages applications from minorities and women.