Assistant or Associate Professor in Gerontology

Job description

The College of Public Health at the University of Kentucky is seeking a faculty member who's focus will be on interdisciplinary research to expand and deepen understanding of the characteristics of aging and factors that limit or enhance the quality of life of older adults and those who care for them. Of particular interest is addressing "long-term care" from the broad point of view that this encompasses care at home through the continuum of care to an institutionalized setting. This position will be expected to develop an innovative externally-funded program of research to complement existing areas of expertise in long-term care, community outreach, life-course and environmental perspectives on aging and older adults. Preference will be given to candidates who are able to teach courses that integrate content of health disparities and issues affecting racial, ethnic, and geographically diverse populations. Other activities will include engaging in collaborative interdisciplinary research, mentoring doctoral students, contributing to an emergent emphasis on undergraduate education, and participating in the instructional and service missions of the Graduate Center for Gerontology and the College of Public Health.

Specific Requirements include:
• Develop or maintain research grant applications and respond to other funding opportunities
• Develop or maintain a program of externally funded research.
• Perform independent and collaborative research.
• Publish and present research findings.
• Provide graduate and undergraduate level instruction.
• Mentor and advise Ph.D. students
• Advise MPH, Graduate Certificate students, undergraduate students, and others when appropriate.

Please include the following required documents with your application:
• CV
• Cover letter
• Research Statement (upload under Specific Request 1)
• Teaching Statement (upload under Specific Request 2)

Questions may be directed to: John Watkins, PhD ([email protected]) or Beth Hunter, PhD ([email protected]), search committee co-chairs. Applications will be reviewed beginning January 30th, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Job Title
Assistant or Associate Professor in Gerontology

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Work Location
Lexington, KY

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Required Education

A terminal degree in gerontology, in gerontological aspects of one of the health or human sciences or related fields, or in gerontological aspects of a public health- related discipline.

Required Related Experience

Strong research expertise and experience
Evidence of quality instructional experience.

Required License/ Registration/Certification



Evidence of the potential to develop innovative translational, public health or health services-related research in one or more of the following areas: broadly defined long-term care; age-related dementia, cardiovascular or pulmonary health, cancer, musculoskeletal diseases, diabetes, obesity, drug abuse, mental health, arthritis, wellness, or normal aging.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Post-doctoral training and grant writing experience preferred

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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. * Please describe your experience and training in the area of gerontology.

    (Open Ended Question)

  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. Cover Letter
  3. Specific Request 1
  4. Specific Request 2
Optional Documents





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    Posted: 12/18/2018
    Application Due: 1/17/2019
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