We are seeking applications for a tenure track, Assistant Professor Regular Title Series, full time (12 month) position in the Department of Behavioral Science (BSc) in the College of Medicine at the University of Kentucky (UK).
This Neurocognitive Aging Faculty Position is geared towards individuals with an active, fruitful research agenda focused on the aging brain and utilizing cutting-edge clinical neuroscience and behavioral science methodologies. Ideal candidates will be early-career with NIH-funded research or show strong promise for obtaining it.
BSc is a highly effective, friendly, and collaborative research and training group. Our primary research areas include aging, substance use disorder, and cancer. Candidates can expect to be a part of a diverse and supportive research community. They can also expect to collaborate with UK's productive research centers, including the Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy Center, the Center for Clinical and Translational Science, the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, the Alzheimer's Diseases Research Center, the Spinal Cord & Brain Injury Research Center, and the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute. Excellent perks, a premium start-up package, and contiguous space will all be offered. UK is in the multicultural, forward-thinking, and easily accessible city of Lexington, KY. With more than 250,000 citizens, Lexington offers a high standard of living, affordability, and educated populace.
Please include a current CV and cover letter when submitting your application.
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.
Research productivity and excellence, training and education capacity; leadership skills; collaborative orientation.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
PhD or equivalent
Required Related Experience:
Dependent on career stage
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Doctoral degree in System Neuroscience, Bioinformatics, Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, Geriatrics, Public Health, Social Sciences, Health Services Research, or a related field. Training and experience in Cognitive Neuroscience, cognitive aging, imaging biomarkers, gerontology, clinical and translational research, intervention development, and/or health equities research is desired. Candidates with expertise in the fields of addiction medicine, physiology, behavioral pharmacology, psychology, sociology, and/or epidemiology are preferred. Women and minority applicants are also strongly encouraged to apply.
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.