Assistant Professor in Health, Behavior & Society



Job description

Lexington, KY

Requisition Number: FE02389


Work Location: Lexington, KY

Type of Position: Faculty

Tenure Track Status
Tenure Track

Required Education: PhD or equivalent degree in public health or a social/behavioral health discipline relevant to health behavior and/or public health.

Required Related Experience: Relevant experience in teaching, research, and service in public health.

Job Summary

The University of Kentucky is currently seeking applicants for an Assistant Professor in the department of Health, Behavior and Society. successful candidate will contribute to a growing faculty research capacity in health, behavior and society; obtain extramural research funding support, publish research findings related to health behavior, and provide national or regional leadership in public health research. The primary responsibilities of this position are aligned with the College and University missions of research, teaching, and service, and teaching responsibilities will include both core and elective courses in the College of Public Health academic programs. The selected individual will also provide Department, College, and University service as appropriate.

Established in 2004, the University of Kentucky College of Public Health is fully-accredited at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). Taking advantage of our location on the central UK campus, we offer joint degrees with the UK Colleges of Law, Pharmacy, and Medicine; we also offer graduate certificates in conjunction with partners including the College of Engineering and the Gatton College of Business. Our course offerings are designed to support the future leaders, scholars, and practitioners who will champion public health into the 21st century. Deeply invested in research, projects led by our faculty receive consistent funding from the National Institutes of Health to tackle tough issues including cancer, opioid addiction, and health disparities in rural communities. Our faculty members partner with colleagues across the UK campus, as well as at other research-intensive universities.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Demonstrated ability in research, teaching, and service.

Ability to relate with internal and external constituencies of the University involved in related disciplines.

Interpersonal skills in communicating with a wide variety of professionals within and outside the University.

A good understanding of public health issues and research in this area.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?: Yes

Preferred Education/Experience

Expertise in substance use intervention development and evaluation, as well as dissemination and implementation science.

Deadline to Apply: 07/29/2020

Open Until Filled

How to apply

Apply online

Applicants should submit a cover letter outlining interest in the position and a CV; as well as a research statement (upload under Specific Request 1) and a teaching statement (upload under Specific Request 2).

Inquiries may be directed to search committee chair Dr. Marc Kiviniemi, [email protected]. Note: references will not be contacted without applicant permission.
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.

The University of Kentucky is a public, land grant university dedicated to improving people's lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service, and health care. As Kentucky's flagship institution, the University plays a critical leadership role by promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development, and human well-being.