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Assistant, Associate, or Professor at Markey Cancer Center

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Job Title Assistant, Associate, or Professor at Markey Cancer Center
Requisition Number FE03688
Working Title
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Faculty
Position Time Status Full-Time
Tenure Track Status Tenure Track
Required Education
PhD or equivalent in Behavioral Sciences, Public Health, Social Sciences, Communication, Health Services Research, Bioinformatics, Health Sciences or other related fields.
Required Related Experience
Training and experience in cancer care delivery, patient/community engagement, and/or health equity, research experience in implementation science.
Required License/Registration/Certification
Job Summary
The Markey Cancer Center and the Department of Behavior Science is seeking applications for an Assistant Professor, Regular Title Series, on a twelve month appointment.
We seek an implementation scientist with a dynamic, productive research agenda that aims to accelerate the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices in real world setting to reduce the burden of cancer and health disparities.
The ideal candidate will have NIH-funded research or a very strong promise of such funding; maintain a focus on rural, racial/ethnic, and 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 others. Special emphasis is placed on implementation science, patient and community engagement, quality of cancer care delivery, and health equity. An 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 education population.
Faculty members are expected to conduct innovative, rigorous, grant funded research and engage in scholarly activities (peer reviewed publications, presentations, etc.). Faculty members will also contribute to the research training of UK students and postdoctoral scholars associated with the department of Behavioral Science and the Markey Cancer Center, including mentorship programs, workshops, and supervised research. Faculty members are also expected to engage in broader research and training initiatives across all 16 Colleges of the University of Kentucky, including the 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 of the lay public.
The projected distribution of effort will be as follows:
  • 10% instruction
  • 80% research
  • 5% service
  • 5% professional development

The annual performance evaluation will be guided by the criteria described in Administrative Regulations (AR-II-I.0-5). The evaluation for promotion and/or tenure will be guided by the criterion described in Administrative Regulations (AR-II-1.0-1, page III and IV).
To view the University of Kentucky’s exceptional benefits, please visit https://www.uky.edu/hr/benefits .
To apply, please include your CV, Cover Letter and Academic Transcript along with application. Applications will be reviewed immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Population research methods, statistics, cancer prevention and control, rural/Appalachian health disparities, community engagement; implementation science
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? Yes
Preferred Education/Experience
Completion of a Postdoctoral position in a behavioral and community health field with a good record of publications and grants
Deadline to Apply
Open Until Filled Yes
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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