Assistant, Associate, or Professor in Neurotrauma

Job description

The Spinal Cord & Brain Injury Research Center (SCoBIRC; in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. The successful applicant will be expected to develop and maintain an extramurally funded neurotrauma-focused research program that complements and extends the current expertise within the Center.

As a part of the long-standing commitment of the University and the Commonwealth of Kentucky to translationally oriented traumatic brain and spinal cord injury research, SCoBIRC offers a wealth of resources for neurotrauma research. Competitive startup funding, salary support, and state of the art facilities are available. Applicants should have a Ph.D. and/or M.D and a track record of ongoing research in neuroscience and injury-related disciplines.

The University of Kentucky has an enrollment of approximately 30,000 students on a residential campus located in Lexington, a metropolitan area with a population of over 300,000. Lexington boasts an internationally acclaimed cultural landscape and rates among the top 10 most educated cities in the nation (according to the U.S. Census), top 5 cities for young professionals (Kiplinger), top 3 mid-sized cities for lowest cost of living (KPMG LLP), and top 5 cities to raise a family (Forbes). More information on Lexington is available at

Interested individuals should submit a curriculum vitae and a statement of research interests (upload under Specific Request 1). Please also include contact information for at least three references when prompted in the application. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Applicant questions may be directed to Joe E. Springer, PhD, Director, Spinal Cord & Brain Injury Research Center, University of Kentucky Medical Center, B483 Biomedical & Biological Sciences Research Building, Lexington, KY 40536-0509; email: [email protected] Applications will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2018 and the search will remain open until the position is filled.

Job Title
Assistant, Associate, or Professor in Neurotrauma

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Work Location
Lexington, KY

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Required Education

Ph.D. and/or M.D

Required Related Experience

A track record of ongoing research in neuroscience and injury-related disciplines

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Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

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.

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  1. * University of Kentucky HealthCare recognizes a set of values that guide us in our daily interactions. By applying for a position within UK Healthcare, you are indicating your commitment and expressing your agreement to our five values. These values are diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork. Please choose one of the UK Healthcare values and give a specific example when you exhibited this quality in your professional experience.

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

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Specific Request 1
Optional Documents





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    Posted: 10/2/2018
    Application Due: 12/1/2018
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