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Lecturer in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

companyUniversity of Kentucky
locationFayette County, Lexington, KY, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Full Time

Job Title
Lecturer in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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Working Title

Department Name
8H700:Mechanical Engineering

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Tenure Track Status
Non-Tenure Track

Required Education

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or a closely related field.

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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 faculty position with duties oriented primarily towards undergraduate instruction in the mechanical and aerospace engineering programs. The typical teaching load for this position will be 3 coursers per semester. The initial appointment is for 2 years and is renewable. The anticipated start date is August 2024.

Applicants must hold a Ph. D degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (or a closely related field). Applicants should have strong written and oral communication skills and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education. Applicants with industrial experience or professional licensure are encouraged to apply.

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 of Kentucky and is one of only 8 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 benefits, 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:

Candidates should apply for the position on-line at PDF files consisting of a letter of interest, complete curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy and interests (Specific Request 1). Also, please include the names and contact information for at least 3 references when prompted in the application.

Applications received by January 12, 2024 will receive full consideration. Review of applications will continue until the positions is filled. For more information on this position, contact Troy Howell. Information on the UK Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering program can be found at:…

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.

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Deadline to Apply

Open Until Filled

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.