Assistant or Associate Professor in Mining Engineering
University of Kentucky
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
Internal Number: 429723
Department Name: 8H350:Mining Engineering
The Department of Mining Engineering at the University of Kentucky invites nominations and applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant or associate professor. Candidates for the position must hold a Ph.D. degree in mining engineering, or a closely related field, and must be committed to excellence in the areas of teaching, research, and service. In addition to these qualities, preference will be given to candidates who have experience in the mining industry and have obtained professional licensure.
The University of Kentucky, located in the heart of Kentucky's scenic Bluegrass region, is home to more than 30,000 students and 14,000 employees. As a land-grant university for the commonwealth, the mission of the University of Kentucky is to provide excellent education, conduct outstanding research, and perform service in an academic environment in a manner that ensures the professional success of our students, meets the needs of our constituents, and responds to the technological challenges of the commonwealth.
The Department of Mining Engineering is one of the larger mineral-related programs in North America. The department consists of seven faculty members who have diverse specialties that cover a wide range of the mining engineering discipline.
Responsibilities of the successful applicant will include teaching and student advising at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The selected candidate will also be expected to develop a sustainable research program that attracts external research funding and addresses the needs of the mining industry. The position is open to all the specialty areas of mining and geological engineering, including contemporary issues in mining, such as reclamation, health and safety, and mine operations.
Applicants should submit the following: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a teaching statement (upload as specific request 1), and 4) a research statement (upload as specific request 2) .
Applications submitted by January 31st, 2023 will receive full consideration. However, the position will remain open until filled.
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.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
PhD in Mining Engineering or closely related field.
Required Related Experience:
Qualified candidates must demonstrate commitment to excellence in the areas of teaching, research, and service.
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in the mining industry and have obtained professional licensure.
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.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.