The University of Kentucky invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level in the College of Public Health, Department of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health. This position is being recruited in conjunction with the University of Kentucky, Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC). The successful candidate will be expected to: 1) establish and maintain a strong record of collaborative research, extramural funding, and publication in the area of injury prevention; 2) contribute to the mission of the College of Public Health through active participation in the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center as the associate director; 3) participate in the teaching and mentoring of public health students; 4) gain broad awareness of KIPRC’s grant and contract-funded activities; and 5) inform the development, implementation, and evaluation of state and national injury prevention programs and policies. The KIPRC Associate Director will also be expected to participate on the KIPRC Leadership Team, providing input on KIPRC operational and programmatic decision-making; cultivate relationships with diverse external stakeholders identifying opportunities for collaboration and community engagement; and collaborate on the preparation of periodic KIPRC operational and fiscal reports.
The faculty member will join a multi-disciplinary academic department with an extensive collaborative research portfolio and a robust teaching agenda in the college’s fully accredited academic programs, which include the Master of Public Health (MPH), Doctor of Philosophy in Epidemiology and Biostatistics (PhD), and a college-wide Bachelor of Public Health (BPH) degree. The research infrastructure of the College is supported by a number of academic centers on campus, including the National Cancer Institute-designated Markey Cancer Center, Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences, Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, Center on Drug and Alcohol Research, and the Center for Innovation in Population Health. The University of Kentucky is one of only eight public land-grant universities containing the full array of medicine and health sciences, agriculture, engineering, business, law, and arts and sciences colleges on a single integrated campus. In coordination with the College of Public Health’s Dean, the Kentucky Commissioner for Public Health, and the KIPRC Director, the KIPRC Associate Director faculty member will support the multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary injury surveillance and prevention research and practice efforts at the University of Kentucky. These initiatives include epidemiological, social, and economic research related to the prevention and control of unintentional and intentional injuries.
The ideal candidate will be a nationally or regionally recognized scholar and leader who collaborates with others in injury prevention research initiatives. The KIPRC Associate Director faculty member will have significant local, and regional exposure, to bring together academic researchers across the university’s 18 colleges, university centers, and other universities in the state/region, as well as community engagement efforts with local communities and public health entities at the state and local levels.
The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity institution committed to diversity and inclusion in its faculty, staff, students and volunteers. The university prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.
Applicants must apply for the position through the university’s Integrated Employment System at http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/294480 and submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter which includes statements of the applicant's research, teaching, service, and administrative experience. You must also provide the names/contact information of at least three individuals who can serve as professional references. Inquiries may be directed to the search committee chair: Dr. Terry Bunn, firstname.lastname@example.org. The search will remain open until filled; applications received by October 23 will be given priority consideration.
Candidates must hold a PhD, DrPH, MD, ScD, DEng, or equivalent terminal degree in public health or closely related discipline and be eligible for appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The candidate must have an established academic and professional career, including significant research experience, and leadership in the fields of injury prevention, surveillance, and/or health or economic consequences of physical trauma and injury, and demonstrated ability to secure extramural federal funding in that research area. Compensation will be competitive and aligned with the successful candidate’s experience and the responsibilities associated with this position.
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About University of Kentucky College of Public Health
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). Our CEPH-accredited programs include a Bachelor of Public Health (BPH) undergraduate program and a Master of Public Health (MPH) with four concentration options. We currently offer two doctoral programs - a PhD in Gerontology and a combined PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Our College is also home to UK's long-running Master of Health Administration (MHA) program, which is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation on Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). Taking advantage of our location on the central UK campus, we offer dual degree programs 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.
The College is also deeply invested in research. In FY2020, projects led by our faculty received $19.9...M in funding from federal, state and private sources to tackle tough issues including: cancer, opioid addiction, environmental health, and health disparities in rural communities, throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and across our nation. Our faculty members partner with colleagues across the UK campus, as well as at other research-intensive universities.
The College is also deeply invested in research. In FY2020, projects led by our faculty received $19.9M in funding from federal, state and private sources to tackle tough issues including: cancer, opioid addiction, environmental health, and health disparities in rural communities, throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and across our nation. Our faculty members partner with colleagues across the UK campus, as well as at other research-intensive universities. Being a student in our College means having the opportunity to collaborate with some of the top public health researchers in the nation.
Along with other CEPH-accredited schools of public health, we have a mission to improve population health across the nation and around the world through our teaching, research and service. The faculty, staff, students, and alumni of the College are committed to making a difference in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond. We take seriously our responsibility to prepare the next cadre of public health champions.
With an emphasis on inclusive excellence, we are committed to making our work and learning community positive, fair, and diverse. One of our many strengths is the supportive, collegial environment provided for students to study and grow professionally.
The University of Kentucky has been recognized as a 2018 Great College to Work For, a national recognition sponsored by The Chronicle of Higher Education.