Assistant or Associate Professor Department of Epidemiology

The University of Kentucky invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant and/or Associate Professor level in the Department of Epidemiology of the College of Public Health. Two positions at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor are available. The successful candidate will be expected to: (1) establish and maintain a strong record of collaborative research, extramural funding, and publication; (2) participate in the teaching and mentoring of public health students, and (3) contribute to the mission of the College of Public Health through service.

Specifically, we seek highly-collaborative faculty members who conduct innovative research and are passionate about improving the health of the region through community-engaged research. The ideal candidate will have NIH-funded research or very strong promise of such funding, aspire to engage in research mentorship, and contribute to a vibrant environment of scholars from across the University. We seek a team scientist who is interested in developing research in, but not limited to, cancer, aging, cardiovascular disease, occupational/environmental health, infectious diseases, genetic epidemiology, social epidemiology, and/or substance use.

The faculty members will join a multi-disciplinary academic department with an extensive collaborative research portfolio and a robust teaching agenda in the college’s fully accredited academic programs, which include the Master of Public Health (MPH), Doctor of Philosophy in Epidemiology and Biostatistics (PhD), and a college-wide Bachelor of Public Health (BPH) degree. The research infrastructure of the College is supported by a number of academic centers on campus, including Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences, National Cancer Institute-designated Markey Cancer Center, Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, Center on Drug and Alcohol Research, the NIOSH-funded Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention, Central Appalachian Regional Education and Research Center, and the Center for Innovation in Population Health. The University of Kentucky is one of only eight public land-grant universities containing the full array of medicine and health sciences colleges, agriculture, engineering, business, law, and arts and sciences colleges on a single integrated campus.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in Epidemiology or a closely related terminal degree and be eligible for appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Compensation will be competitive and aligned with the experience and accountabilities associated with this position.

The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity institution committed to diversity and inclusion in its faculty, staff, students, and volunteers. The university prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Applicants must apply for the position through the university’s Integrated Employment System at and submit a letter of interest and a current curriculum vitae. Candidates who are interviewed will subsequently be required to provide the names/contact information of at least three individuals who can serve as professional references. Inquiries may be directed to the search committee chair: April Young, PhD, Associate Professor, Epidemiology,

Applications received by March 15, 2019 will be given priority consideration. The search will remain open until filled.