Professor in Behavioral Science

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Professor in Behavioral Science

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Lexington, KY

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Tenure Track Status:

Tenure Track

Required Education:

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

Required Related Experience:

Extensive research background in intervention, dissemination, and implementation science and health equity is required. The successful candidate must have demonstrated funded research experience in the fields of cancer, CVD, diabetes/obesity or substance abuse.

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Job Summary:

The newly established Center for Health Equity Transformation (CHET) in the College of Medicine at the University of Kentucky is seeking a Professor for tenure track, full time (12 month) position. We seek a health equity researcher with a dynamic, productive research agenda that aims to eliminate inequities in cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity, substance abuse, or other health conditions. The Center for Health Equity Transformation is a transdisciplinary research center focused on developing the most innovative and impactful research and training portfolio. This position is part of a university-college-wide interdisciplinary cluster hire in health equity.

The ideal senior scientist candidate must have NIH-funded research; have extensive academic leadership experience; maintain a focus on rural, racial/ethnic, and other vulnerable populations; have extensive experience 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 others. Special emphasis is placed on intervention, dissemination, and implementation scientists. Attractive start up package, premium and contiguous space, and excellent benefits will be provided. The University of Kentucky is located in the beautiful, progressive, and accessible city of Lexington. Lexington, with over 250,000 residents, offers a high quality of life, affordability and a well educated population.

The faculty member will be expected to conduct innovative, rigorous, grant funded research and engage in scholarly activities (peer reviewed publications, presentations, etc.). The faculty member will serve as the scientific director for the Center for Health Equity Transformation and provide leadership for other initiatives across the College of Medicine. The faculty member also will contribute to the research training of UK students and postdoctoral scholars associated with the 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.

Application review will begin March 1st, 2020 and will continue until the appropriate candidate is identified. To apply, please include a CV and cover letter.

For more information, please contact: Nancy Schoenberg, Director, Center for Health Equity Transformation ([email protected]) or Carrie Oser, Associate Director, Center for Health Equity Transformation ([email protected]).

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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.




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Posted: 4/10/2020
Application Due: 2/27/2021
Work Type: Full Time