Assistant, Associate, or Professor in Health Equity Research

Job description

The University of Kentucky (UK) College of Medicine is seeking an Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor for a tenure track, full time (12 month) position at the Markey Cancer Center and the in the newly established Center for Health Equity Transformation. Markey Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated Center, maintains a robust, collaborative cancer prevention and control program. The UK Center for Health Equity Transformation is a transdisciplinary research center focused on developing the most innovative and impactful research and training portfolio.

The College of Medicine seeks health equity researchers with a dynamic, productive agenda to eliminate inequities in cancer prevention and control. Priority will be given to behavioral scientists, particularly those with expertise in intervention, dissemination, and implementation science, at all career stages. This position is part of a university-college-wide interdisciplinary hire in health equity. The ideal candidate will have NIH-funded research or very strong promise of such funding; maintain a focus on rural or other vulnerable populations; aspire to engage in research mentorship; and contribute to a vibrant environment of scholars from the behavioral sciences, public health, social sciences, communication, health services research, biomedical informatics, health sciences (nursing, medicine, nutrition, etc.), and other departments.

Faculty members will be expected to conduct innovative, rigorous, grant funded research and engage in scholarly activities (peer reviewed publications, presentations, etc.). Faculty members also will contribute to the research training of UK students and postdoctoral scholars associated with the Markey Cancer Center and the UK Center for Health Equity Transformation, including mentorship programs, workshops, and supervised research. Faculty members also are expected to engage in broader research and training initiatives across all 16 Colleges of the University of Kentucky, including Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Public Health, Nursing, Communication and Information Sciences, Health Sciences, etc. These initiatives include grant consultation and review; a dynamic speaker series and other enriching events; pilot project competitions; and outreach to the lay public.

The executive search firm of Grant Cooper has been selected to recruit for this position. To be considered, you must complete the UK application and contact either:
Dustin Hall, Senior Consultant at [email protected] or (314) 449-1575
Corey Lohnes, Senior Client Partner at [email protected] or (314) 449-1595

Job Title
Assistant, Associate, or Professor in Health Equity Research

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Lexington, KY

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Required Education

Ph.D. or equivalent in Behavioral Sciences, Public Health, Social Sciences, Communication, Health Services Research, Biomedical Informatics, Health Sciences, or other related fields

Required Related Experience

The successful candidate must have demonstrated research experience in the fields of cancer control and prevention.

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Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Priority will be given to behavioral scientists, particularly those with expertise in intervention, dissemination, and implementation science, at all career stages.

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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

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  1. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's Online Employment System?
    • Referral or advertisement from Grant Cooper
    • 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
  2. * 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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    1. Curriculum Vita
    2. Cover Letter





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    Job No:
    Posted: 12/22/2018
    Application Due: 1/17/2019
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