Associate or Full Professor, College of Health Sciences

The University of Kentucky, College of Health Sciences, is currently accepting applications for a full-time, faculty position to serve as Director of the Undergraduate Initiatives. This is a tenure-eligible faculty position at the Associate Professor, or Professor level in the College of Health Sciences (CHS). We invite qualified applicants to consider the unique opportunity to become the leader of a dynamic interprofessional faculty and staff focused on preparing the next generation of health science professionals.

This new position of Director of Undergraduate Initiatives is being created to support the CHS in response to growth in undergraduate education. The individual in this senior-level position will provide the vision and leadership necessary to develop and oversee innovative, high-quality undergraduate initiatives that are consistent with the college and university mission, are responsive to trends in health care education and practice, and provide students with the knowledge and experiences necessary for success academically and as health care professionals.

Primary duties of this position include: overall program administration, building synergies among multiple units and strategically growing a cohesive academic environment that is committed to high quality instruction; advancing the goals, and promoting innovative action in the creation of programs, services, and process improvement for student engagement and success; and collaborating with multiple administrative units including the Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs and the Office of Student Affairs as they pertain to the seamless integration of curricular and co-curricular experience, growth, assessment, and effectiveness of the unit.

Rank and salary for this 12-month appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Candidates should apply on-line with a curriculum vita, and letter of interest on the employment website. Questions should be directed to the search committee chair, Carl Mattacola, PhD by email Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

About the College of Health Sciences
The College of Health Sciences is dedicated to the mission of helping people gain and retain the highest level of health, and advances this mission through leadership and productivity in education, research, and service. The College is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive environment. Students and faculty benefit from being part of a contiguous undergraduate and graduate campus, including UK HealthCare, six health sciences colleges, NCI-designated cancer center, interprofessional education center and clinical & translational science institute. Refer to the web site for a more complete description (

About the University of Kentucky
The University of Kentucky is located in Lexington, a beautiful city of approximately 310,000 residents in the heart of the Bluegrass Region of central Kentucky; known for its scenic countryside, thoroughbred horse industry and home to numerous cultural organizations. Founded in 1865 as a land-grant institution, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the Bluegrass region of Kentucky. Visit the University's website and see for yourself what makes UK an engaging place to work.

Job Title
Associate or Full Professor, College of Health Sciences

Requisition Number

Working Title
Director of Undergraduate Initiatives

Department Name

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education

Doctoral degree required.

Required Related Experience

Demonstrated leadership and experience coordinating multiple stakeholders in undergraduate education to achieve a common goal.

Required License/ Registration/Certification



The applicant must possess strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively and collegially with individuals on and off campus.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Leadership experience developing co-curricular and exploratory/career focused activities for undergraduate education is preferred.

Open Untill Filled

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.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's Online Employment System?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Higher Ed
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
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    • A colleague, friend, and/or family member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents


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