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Faculty Position Available in Biomechanics and Bioengineering at University of Kentucky

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(This advertisement is posted on behave of Mechanical Engineering Department at University of Kentucky)

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kentucky ( seeks candidates for a tenure‐track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. Exceptional candidates at the Associate Professor level or higher will also be considered. This faculty search is focused on identifying highly qualified candidates with demonstrated expertise in areas related to biomechanics and bioengineering. In particular, we are seeking candidates who will complement our existing strengths in both computational and experimental research related to the multiscale behavior of biological systems.

Mechanical Engineering is the largest department in the College of Engineering with 34 tenured and tenure‐track faculty members, over 1,000 undergraduate students, and over 110 graduate students. The department’s faculty are engaged in inter‐disciplinary research with faculty from the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Agriculture, which are located on the same campus. The College of Engineering has state‐of‐the‐art computational facilities, research labs, and classrooms. The department’s faculty lead research projects funded by agencies such as NIH, NSF, CDC, NASA, DOE, DOD, DARPA, NIST, and USDA. In addition, the department hosts the NASA Kentucky Space Grant and EPSCoR programs and has research centers and consortiums that collaborate extensively with industry. The department’s externally funded research currently exceeds $11M/year in new awards.

This faculty search is part of the college’s continuing strategic hiring plan, which seeks to add multiple new faculty positions this year. While this search is targeted at the areas of biomechanics and bioengineering, candidates that can further enhance the department’s collaborative environment by bridging to other strategic areas (aerospace engineering, autonomy and robotics, energy, and manufacturing) are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates must have a strong record of academic scholarship and high potential for excellence in building an externally funded research program, conducting high‐impact research, advising graduate students, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, and providing service to the department, professional organizations, and the community. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Engineering or a closely related discipline.

The city of Lexington is ranked #3 Best City to Raise a Family, #21 Best Places to Live in America, and #31 Most Educated Cities in America. Located in the heart of the Bluegrass Region, Lexington is known as the “Horse Capital of the World”. The city is surrounded by green rolling hills, and boasts a sophisticated culinary and art scene.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research (3‐page limit), statement on teaching (2‐page limit), and contact information for five references. Apply for this position at Requests for further information regarding application procedures may be directed to Troy Howell: (859) 218‐0650 or Review of applications will begin on November 16, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. The desired starting date for this position is August 1, 2019.


The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, African Americans, and all minorities.

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