Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in Addiction Medicine

Job description

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is seeking a Board-Certified Physician with Addiction Medicine and/or Addiction Psychiatry experience and waivered for office-based practice with buprenorphine (DEA x-license). We are currently expanding both our inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment services, and this rapid growth necessitates additions to our faculty team. Appointment to the appropriate clinical department will be determined by candidate specialty area.

The University of Kentucky has a strong tradition of research excellence in substance abuse; research-experienced applicants are welcome and research opportunities are available. Current needs are for a full-time Clinical Assistant Professor (M.D., D.O., with or without Ph.D.; higher rank positions also considered) to engage in clinical care and clinical research focused on the care of individuals with substance use disorders. We seek an academically focused, skilled clinician, committed to teaching, patient care, and patient-oriented research. Protected time for research and teaching activities will be provided commensurate with the applicant's strengths and interests.

The University of Kentucky Medical Center is a premier research institution in the Commonwealth serving a wide geographic area, treating patients from throughout Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, and beyond, providing the opportunity for large practice growth. The University of Kentucky offers excellent and comprehensive compensation based on rank and experiences plus outstanding benefits packages. We are located in the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Lexington, Kentucky, the horse capital of the world. Lexington is a unique city that offers a low cost of living, excellent schools and outstanding neighborhoods within walking distance to the University.

Application review will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.

Please include a curriculum vitae and letter of interest along with application. In addition, please include the names and contact information for at least two references when prompted in the academic profile. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Inquiries regarding the position may be submitted via email to Sharon L Walsh, Ph.D., Professor and Director Center on Drug and Alcohol Research at [email protected] . Please note that, to be considered an applicant for this position, you must submit an application via UK's online employment system.

Job Title
Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in Addiction Medicine

Requisition Number

Working Title

Department Name

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education

M.D., D.O., with or without Ph.D.

Required Related Experience

Completion of residency program and board certification

Required License/ Registration/Certification

Unrestricted KY medical license, DEA x-license

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Board certification in Addiction Medicine

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. * UK HealthCare recognizes the patient as our premier customer and promises to provide excellent customer services to patients, colleagues, co-workers and all others who seek our services. By applying for a position with UK HealthCare, I am indicating my commitment to service excellence and expressing my agreement to consistently recognize that: - Our customer is every person we come into contact with during our workday. - Service is being flexible, courteous and respectful while anticipating and fulfilling the needs of our customers. - Quality is the foundation of everything we do. It is our desire to provide exceptional service to every patient and customer we serve. - Careful, efficient and responsible management of our resources is vital to our success. - We want to attract, develop and retain highly skilled and competent co-workers, which will in turn achieve customer loyalty and promote the growth of UK HealthCare. By submitting my application for employment with UK HealthCare, I acknowledge that I will be held accountable to follow the UK HealthCare Behavioral Expectations if selected for a position with UK HealthCare. Do you agree to abide by the UK HealthCare Standards?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • Academic Keys
    • 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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    Job No:
    Posted: 2/28/2018
    Application Due: 4/29/2018
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