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Assistant, Associate, or Professor

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title Assistant, Associate, or Professor
Requisition Number FE02744
Working Title
Department Name 7H025:CANCER CENTER-CORE SUPPORT
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Faculty
Position Time Status Full-Time
Tenure Track Status Tenure Track
Required Education
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in Behavioral Sciences, Public Health, Social Sciences, Communication, Health Services Research, Bioinformatics, Health Sciences, or other related fields. The successful candidate must have demonstrated research experience in implementation science. Cancer-related interests may include any aspect of the cancer care continuum, including risk reduction/prevention (e.g., HPV vaccination, tobacco, obesity), screening, treatment, survivorship and/or end of life. Training and experience in cancer care delivery, patient/community engagement, and/or health equity is strongly desired.  
Required Related Experience
NA
Required License/Registration/Certification
NA
Job Summary
We are seeking Assistant, Associate, or Full Professors for tenure track, Regular Title Series, full time (12 month) positions in the Markey Cancer Center and the Department of Behavioral Science in the College of Medicine at the University of Kentucky. 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 settings 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. All career stages are welcome. 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. 

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 Department of Behavioral Science and with the Markey Cancer Center, 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.

IMPORANT:  To be considered for this position you must fully complete the online application. You will also be required to upload a cover letter, CV, and as Specific Request 1 , 2, and 3, three separate letters of recommendation.

Criteria for Appointment, Promotion and/or Tenure
The annual performance evaluations 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) as follows:

Assistant Professor
Appointment or promotion to the rank of assistant professor shall be made after it has been determined that the individual has capability for excellent research productivity (publications, presentation, grants) and training capacity, as attested to by colleagues, mentees, mentors and peers at the local level. 
 
Associate Professor
Appointment or promotion to associate professor shall be made only after a candidate has met the criteria for assistant professor and has demonstrated high scholarly achievements commensurate with his/her assignment in the areas of: (1) research as demonstrated by grantsmanship, publications, presentations, and other activities; (2) training, mentoring, and other instructional activities; (3) professional, university and public service. An indication of continuous improvement and research contributions should be evident as documented by the candidate. Further, the individual should have earned external recognition for excellence in his/her scholarly activities. This recognition should be on a national level as appropriate to the field of assignment.
 
Professor
Appointment or promotion to full professor shall be made only after a candidate has met the criteria for associate professor and has demonstrated high scholarly achievements commensurate with his/her assignment in areas of in the areas of: (1) research as demonstrated by grantsmanship, publications, presentations, and other activities; (2) training, mentoring, and other instructional activities; (3) professional, university and public service. Such an appointment implies that, in the opinion of colleagues, the candidate’s scholarship is excellent and, in addition, s/he has earned a high level of professional recognition on a national or international level. It should be stressed further that this rank is in recognition of attainment rather than length of service. 

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
research as demonstrated by grantsmanship, publications, presentations, and other activities; training, mentoring, and other instructional activities; professional, university and public service, proficient written & verbal communications
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Ph.D. or equivalent in Behavioral Sciences, Public Health, Social Sciences, Communication, Health Services Research, Bioinformatics, Health Sciences, or other related fields. The successful candidate must have demonstrated research experience in implementation science. Cancer-related interests may include any aspect of the cancer care continuum, including risk reduction/prevention (e.g., HPV vaccination, tobacco, obesity), screening, treatment, survivorship and/or end of life. Training and experience in cancer care delivery, patient/community engagement, and/or health equity is strongly desired.  
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.
Posted: 2022-08-31 Expires: 2022-12-30

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