Autonomy and Robotics Faculty - 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 will also be considered. This faculty search is focused on identifying highly qualified candidates with demonstrated expertise in the areas of autonomy or robotics, which may include but is not limited to unmanned systems, next‐generation sensing systems, multi‐agent systems, and cooperative control. The successful candidate should complement existing department expertise in these areas.

Mechanical Engineering is the largest department in the College of Engineering with 31 tenured and tenure‐track faculty and over 1,100 undergraduate and graduate students. The college has state‐of‐the‐art computational facilities, research labs, and classrooms. The department’s faculty is engaged in federally funded research projects from agencies such as NSF, NIH, NASA, DOE, DOD, DARPA, NIST, and USDA. The department also has research centers and consortiums that collaborate extensively with industry. The department’s externally funded research currently exceeds $10M/year.