Assistant, Associate, or Professor in Family & Community Medicine
University of Kentucky
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
Internal Number: 450363
Department Name: 7H460:FAMILY AND COMMUNITY MEDICINE
We are seeking a distinguished candidate to join our nationally ranked, productive, and growing team of research-dedicated faculty. This candidate will be an Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in a tenure-track, Regular Title Series, full time (12 month) position in the Department of Family & Community Medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. We seek to recruit a researcher with a dynamic, productive research agenda that aims to make an impact to primary care medicine in areas such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity, substance abuse, or other health conditions.
Faculty member will be expected to conduct innovative, rigorous, grant-funded research and engage in scholarly activities (peer-reviewed publications, academic presentations, etc.). They will also contribute to the research training of UK students and postdoctoral scholars, including mentorship programs, workshops, and supervised research. They will be expected to engage in broader research and training initiatives across all 16 colleges at the University of Kentucky, including the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Public Health, Nursing, Communication and Information Sciences, and Health Sciences. These initiatives will include grant consultation and review; a dynamic speaker series, pilot project competitions, public outreach, and other enriching events.
The ideal candidate will have NIH-funded research or strong potential to obtain NIH funding for their research, aspire to engage in research mentorship, and contribute to a vibrant environment of scholars at the University of Kentucky from areas such as behavioral sciences, public health, social sciences, communication, health services research, biomedical informatics, and health sciences (nursing, medicine, nutrition, etc.). Special emphasis will be placed on intervention, dissemination, and implementation scientists. Successful applicants are expected to seek and maintain funding for their research while serving as a collaborative member of the existing research and clinical faculty.
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, KY. Lexington has over 250,000 residents and offers a high quality of life, affordability, and a well-educated population.
Please include a current CV and cover letter when submitting your application.
This position has been identified as supporting UK HealthCare, which receives funding from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Therefore, all individuals hired into this position must comply with the federal CMS mandate issued in March of 2022. This mandate requires all new hires to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. 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.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Candidates must hold a Doctoral degree (PhD, MD, or equivalent) in Behavioral Sciences, Medicine, Translational Basic Science, Public Health, Social Sciences, Communication, Health Services Research, Bioinformatics, Health Sciences, or other related fields.
Required Related Experience:
Training and experience in intervention, dissemination, and implementation science is strongly desired.
Required License/Registration/Certification :
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.