We are seeking Assistant, Associate, or Full Professors for tenure track, Regular Title Series, full time (12 month) positions in the newly established Center for Health Equity Transformation (CHET) in the College of Medicine at the University of Kentucky. We seek health equity researchers with a dynamic, productive research agenda that aims to eliminate inequities in cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity, substance abuse, or other health conditions. The Center for Health Equity Transformation is a transdisciplinary research center focused on developing the most innovative and impactful research and training portfolio. This position is part of a university-college-wide interdisciplinary cluster hire in health equity.
The ideal candidate will have NIH-funded research or a very strong promise of such funding; maintain a focus on rural, racial/ethnic, and other vulnerable populations; aspire to engage in research mentorship, and contribute to a vibrant environment of scholars from the behavioral sciences, public health, social sciences, communication, health services research, biomedical informatics, health sciences (nursing, medicine, nutrition, etc.), and others. Special emphasis is placed on intervention, dissemination, and implementation scientists. All career stages are welcome. Attractive start up package, premium and contiguous space, and excellent benefits will be provided. The University of Kentucky is located in the beautiful, progressive, and accessible city of Lexington. Lexington, with over 250,000 residents, offers a high quality of life, affordability and a well educated population.
Faculty members will be expected to conduct innovative, rigorous, grant funded research and engage in scholarly activities (peer reviewed publications, presentations, etc.). Faculty members also will contribute to the research training of UK students and postdoctoral scholars associated with the Center for Health Equity Transformation, including mentorship programs, workshops, and supervised research. Faculty members also are expected to engage in broader research and training initiatives across all 16 Colleges of the University of Kentucky, including Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Public Health, Nursing, Communication and Information, Health Sciences, etc. These initiatives include grant consultation and review; a dynamic speaker series and other enriching events; pilot project competitions; and outreach to the lay public.
Percentage of Time and Effort
80% Research/Scholarly Activities
10% Instructional activities
5% Professional Development
5% Service to Department, Collect, University or Professional Organizations
Applications will be accepted on the UK Jobs website under requisition FE02074 and FE02075. The title is listed as “Assistant, Associate, or Professor in Behavioral Science.” http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/242764 and http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/243819.
Application review will begin October 1, 2019 and will continue until the appropriate candidates are identified.
For more information, please contact:
Nancy Schoenberg, Director, Center for Health Equity Transformation (email@example.com) or
Carrie Oser, Associate Director, Center for Health Equity Transformation (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in Behavioral Sciences, Public Health, Social Sciences, Communication, Health Services Research, Bioinformatics, Health Sciences, or other related fields. Training and experience in intervention, dissemination, and implementation science and health equity is strongly desired. The successful candidate must have demonstrated research experience in the fields of cancer, CVD, diabetes/obesity or substance abuse.