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Assistant, Associate or Professor in Epidemiology/Environmental Health
University of Kentucky

Date Posted Aug. 9, 2022
Title Assistant, Associate or Professor in Epidemiology/Environmental Health
University University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professor
    Associate Professor
    Assistant Professor
  • Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology
    Environmental/Occupational Health

The College of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health seeks to expand its environmental health program capacity in exposure science. This open-rank, tenure-eligible position is open for a qualified faculty member at any level who will conduct high-quality environmental health and/or environmental epidemiology research in collaboration with faculty members across the UK campus. The 12-month assignment period position in the Regular Title Series includes teaching, along with research mentorship to students and service on master’s and doctoral committees. The selected candidate will serve on appropriate committees and professional organizations on a regional or national level, along with appropriate College, University, and departmental committees. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2023 or sooner.

The successful candidate will contribute to the College of Public Health mission by: 1) establishing and maintaining a strong record of collaborative research, extramural funding, and publication in the area of environmental health and/or environmental epidemiology; 2) actively participating in the teaching and mentoring of public health students; and 3) providing service on appropriate committees and professional organizations. UK is home to a vibrant and growing environmental health community, which includes multidisciplinary research and engagement partnerships via several centers and institutes, including the P30 UK Center for Appalachian Research in the Environmental Sciences, the P42 UK Superfund Research Center, and a new university-wide Center for the Environment.

The anticipated distribution of effort is Research/Scholarly Activity 60-70%; Teaching and Advising 15-20%; Service 10%; Professional Development 5%. Distribution of effort is negotiated annually with the department chair and may be adjusted as necessary.

Successful candidates will be expected to apply their exposure science expertise to address University priority research areas, including aging, cancer, substance use, cardiovascular disease, and neurodevelopment. Other priority areas include geospatial modeling, air quality assessment, disaster research, factors related to climate and health, environmental justice and social determinants of health.

We encourage applications from individuals who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community; applicants with identities or backgrounds that are underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply. Faculty are eligible for a generous benefits package, including health, dental, and vision insurance. Additional information and updates to benefits may be found at

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Public Health, or a closely related terminal degree with an existing research focus on environmental health and/or environmental epidemiology research. Compensation will be competitive and aligned with the successful candidates experience and the responsibilities associated with this position.

Please include a CV and cover letter along with application. The cover letter should include statements regarding the applicant’s research, teaching, and service experience. Applicants should address their approaches to inclusivity and diversity within the cover letter. Applications will be reviewed as received, with the position remaining open until filled. Inquiries may be directed to the search committee co-chairs: Drs. Thomas Tucker ( or Anna Hoover ( Applications received by October 1st 2022, will be given priority consideration. The search will remain open until filled.

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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