Assistant Professor in Health, Behavior & Society at University of Kentucky

Posted in Other 6 days ago.

Location: Lexington, Kentucky

Job Description:

University of Kentucky

Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status.

Posting DetailsJob Title

Assistant Professor in Health, Behavior & Society

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Department Name


Work Location

Lexington, KY

Type of Position


Position Time Status


Tenure Track Status

Tenure Track

Required Education

PhD, DrPH, or other relevant terminal degree

Required Related Experience

Teaching in public health with a focus on behavior and the context in which individuals make behavioral decisions.

Required License/Registration/Certification


Job Summary

The College of Public Health is seeking a tenure-track faculty member, whose primary responsibilities will be aligned with the College and University mission of teaching related to health, behavior and society. The faculty member will be expected to pursue activities required for promotion and tenure, including teaching, research, and service. The faculty member will negotiate a yearly distribution of effort with the Chair of the Department of Health, Behavior & Society in consultation with the Dean of the College of Public Health to ensure that adequate time and resources are available to meet both the requirements for promotion and the goals of the Department and the College. The successful candidate will also be offered the administrative position of Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Bachelor in Public Health degree.

The faculty member in this position will be the primary instructor for at least 18 student credit hours of College of Public Health courses per year, and will foster quality instruction and curriculum development. The individual will also be a member of the Graduate Faculty and will be expected to engage in applied public health research and scholarly activity. Responsibilities include:

1. Teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level. Exact teaching expectations will depend on the faculty period of assignment. For example, nine- month faculty will be expected teach 18 course hours; twelve-month faculty will be expected to teach 21-24 course hours, including summer teaching.
2. Collaboration on curriculum design activities for the department, including expansion of on-line education
3. Represent the department on college and university committees.
4. Engage in research on topical areas complementary with departmental foci, and/or pedagogical research.
5. Participate in other relevant practice and service opportunities at the local, state, and national level.

The application must include a current CV; a cover letter indicating interest, qualification for the position, names/contact information of three individuals who can serve as professional references when prompted in the application (note: these individuals will not be contacted without permission of the applicant); a teaching statement (upload under Specific Request 1) and a diversity and inclusion statement (upload under Specific Request 2). The College of Public Health seeks to attract a culturally, ethnically, and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber, skilled in the scholarship of teaching, discovery, application, and integration of knowledge.

Questions may be directed to department chair Dr. Marc Kiviniemi

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in oral, written, and electronic media with a wide variety of audiences.

Demonstrated ability to collaborate with a variety of individuals in academic andprofessional positions.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?


Preferred Education/Experience

Deadline to Apply

Open Until 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 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 check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first see this position advertised, other than on the UK Jobs system?
    • 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
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