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Assistant Professor, Research Title Series
University of Kentucky

Date Posted Mar. 30, 2022
Title Assistant Professor, Research Title Series
University University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Department 7N610:Athletic Training and Clinical Nutrition
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Sport & Exercise Science
    Nutrition and Dietetics
The University of Kentucky, College of Health Sciences, Department of Athletic Training and Clinical Nutrition is seeking a full-time (12-months) non-tenure eligible, Research Title faculty member at rank determined by qualifications, to begin employment on July 1, 2022.

The College of Health Sciences, Department of Athletic Training and Clinical Nutrition is seeking a motivated individual who can contribute to an ongoing research agenda and associated funded clinical trials investigating the consequences of musculoskeletal injuries. This effort includes a strong research agenda that incorporates a multidisciplinary approach dedicated to injury prevention, musculoskeletal rehabilitation, and the connections between sensorimotor and neurocognitive deficiencies. The primary obligations of this position are to Department of Defense funded clinical research including study coordination, data collection, intervention delivery, and technical oversight of daily operations in the Sports Medicine Research Institute.

The person in this position must have a Ph.D. (preferably postdoctoral research experience) and must be eligible for Kentucky athletic training licensure. Additionally, this person should have experience with multi-site research coordination, multi-site intervention coordination, regulatory requirements associated with Department of Defense funded research, and expertise in data capture associated with sensorimotor, neurocognitive, and MRI measurement techniques specific to ankle-related musculoskeletal disorders. This person will be expected to assist in fulfilling the research objectives of the Department of Athletic Training and Clinical Nutrition, to collaborate with other departmental and college faculty, and to provide mentorship to other research personnel including students, graduate student researchers, postdocs, and staff of the Sports Medicine Research Institute. This position will be a 12-month appointment with option to renew contingent upon review and grant funding. The anticipated effort for this position is 95% Research/Scholarship and 5% Service.

Candidates should apply online with a curriculum vita, cover letter and other specific requests listed on the employment website. Questions should be directed to the search committee chair, Matt Hoch, Ph.D., College of Health Sciences, Department of Athletic Training and Clinical Nutrition, Wethington Building, Room 206B, 900 S Limestone, Lexington, KY 40536-0200, at phone (859) 323-9850 or email,

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Upon offer of employment, successful applicants must undergo a national background check and pre-employment drug screen as required by University of Kentucky Human Resources. Visit the University's website and see for yourself what makes UK the perfect place to work, which includes a comprehensive benefits package (

Applicants must value the University of Kentucky’s mission and share its commitment to inclusive excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. The University of Kentucky and the College of Health Sciences are committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all students, faculty, and staff operate in an environment of openness and acceptance. By providing training, support, resources and mentoring, we strive to foster a community in which individuals of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. In your cover letter, please describe the ways in which your past and current teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and/or community service have supported these values. Please also convey the ways in which your work will support the commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion articulated in the College's diversity and anti-racism statements: Further questions regarding equal employment opportunity (EEO) should be directed to Christa Jennings, HR & Faculty Administrator at

The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.

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