Assistant or Associate Professor, Department of Health, Behavior & Society, University of Kentucky

Dec 16,2018 | Consortium_staff Job Opportunities

The University of Kentucky invites applications for an opening for a tenure-track/tenured position of Assistant/Associate Professor in the Department of Health, Behavior & Society within the College of Public Health to begin Fall 2019. The Department is multi-disciplinary with a focus on building scientific evidence and cultivating a next-generation workforce needed for developing community-based interventions, dissemination and implementation science, practice-based research, and health disparities research. The Department includes eight full-time primary 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. In FY2018, department faculty garnered $1,665,121 in primary funding and $7,429,482 in collaborative research funding. Department faculty 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 can capitalize on the substantial scientific and educational expertise found within the Department and College along with numerous relevant academic centers on campus, including the National Cancer Institute-designated Markey Cancer Center, the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences-funded Center for Clinical and Translational Science, the Center of Excellence in Rural Health, the Center for Health Services Research, the Center for Innovation and Population Health, the Center for Health Equity Transformation, and the Center on Drug and Alcohol Research. The selected individual will develop and/or maintain an active translational research program with extramural support from NIH, CDC, health-related foundations, and/or other funding sources. The selected individual will teach and mentor undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and professional students primarily in the College, and others across the University as appropriate. The selected individual will also provide Department, College, and University service as appropriate.


Applicants should have a PhD or professional doctoral degree in a health or social science discipline relevant to health behavior. Successful candidates should have demonstrated ability in research, teaching and service, an 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, and a good understanding of public health issues and research in this area.


Applicants must apply for the position through the job posting at University’s Integrated Employment System at (Requisition Number FE01732) and submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, names/contact information of three individuals who can serve as professional references (note: these individuals will not be contacted without permission of the applicant), a research statement, a teaching statement, and a diversity and inclusion statement. Inquiries may be directed to the search committee chair: William Stoops, PhD, Professor, Department of Behavioral Science, University of Kentucky College of Medicine by contacting or at 859 257-5383. For priority consideration, applications are due January 15, 2019. The position is open until filled.