University of Kentucky- Tenure Track Assistant Professor

The Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a tenure track chemical engineering faculty position at the assistant professor level with an anticipated start date of fall 2012. The position is associated with the University of Kentucky chemical engineering program at the extended campus in Paducah, KY. The College of Engineering administers ABET accredited bachelor’s degree programs in chemical engineering and mechanical engineering at Paducah, with a total of eight full-time faculty.


Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in chemical engineering with the capability to teach across the entire chemical engineering undergraduate curriculum. Individuals with prior industrial experience are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants should have a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate education, and the motivation to sustain a program of independent scholarship through innovative educational activities, the direction of undergraduate research, and other independent and collaborative research endeavors. Research collaborations with local industry and faculty on the Lexington campus are encouraged.

How to Apply:

Submit a current curriculum vitae, a statement detailing teaching interests and experience, a statement of research interests, and the name of three to five references by January 31, 2012. These documents can be submitted online.  Please refer to position SM538451. Review of applications will commence on December 15, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact: Prof. Douglass Kalika, Chair, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering (

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