1+ months

Assistant, Associate, or Professor in Health, Behavior & Society

Lexington, KY 40507
Posting Details

Job Title Assistant, Associate, or Professor in Health, Behavior & Society
Requisition Number FE03406
Working Title
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Faculty
Position Time Status Full-Time
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.
Required License/Registration/Certification
Job Summary
The University of Kentucky invites applications for an opening for a tenure-track/tenured position of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in the Department of Health Behavior & Society, housed in the CEPH-accredited College of Public Health. The Department is multi-disciplinary with a focus on cultivating research careers that add to evidence-based public health practice. The Department includes a vibrant and diverse collection of full-time faculty members who conduct research in a variety of areas including cancer, sexual health, rural health, women’s health, health disparities, social determinants of health, community food and nutrition, and mental health. Faculty members maintain a robust teaching agenda in the College’s academic programs, which include the Master of Public Health (MPH) and Bachelor of Public Health (BPH) degrees, as well as other graduate and doctoral programs in the College.

We seek an individual who is actively building a focused research agenda, preferably an agenda that is consistent with the funding priorities of the U.S. Public Health Service. Further, the preferred candidate will demonstrate a strong potential for success in both undergraduate and graduate-level teaching in various public health courses offered by the Department. The selected individual will teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. The selected individual will also be expected to fill local (department, college, and university levels), state, and professional service functions. The initial proposed distribution of effort is: Research-50%; Teaching-40%; Service 10%. The DOE is negotiated annually with the department chair.

Applicants must have a PhD in Health Behavior, or a closely aligned discipline. Applicants with at least one-year of postdoctoral experience are strongly encouraged to apply. Persons applying before March 31st, 2023 will be given priority; however, the position will remain open until filled.
The earliest start date for this position is the fall semester of 2023; later start dates are entirely negotiable.

The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity institution committed to diversity and inclusion in its faculty, staff, students, and volunteers. Women and individuals from under-represented racial, ethnic, social and economic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The University is a doctoral granting public institution that enrolls about 32,000 students, including nearly 8,500 ethnic minorities. The College of Public Health seeks to attract an active, culturally-diverse and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber.

Applicants must submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and names/contact information of three individuals who can serve as professional references (note: these individuals will not be contacted without permission of the applicant). The application process also requests a research statement (Specific Request 1), a teaching statement (Specific Request 2), and a diversity and inclusion statement (Specific Request 3).

Inquiries may be directed to the search committee chair: Richard A. Crosby, PhD, Professor, Department of Health Behavior & Society (rcros2@uky.edu – please cc: crosbyr3@gmail.com ).
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
Deadline to Apply
Open Until Filled Yes
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.


Posted: 2023-02-16 Expires: 2023-04-19

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