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Assistant or Associate Professor in Athletic Training & Clinical Nutrition
University of Kentucky

Date Posted May 5, 2022
Title Assistant or Associate Professor in Athletic Training & Clinical Nutrition
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
    Associate 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 that can contribute to ongoing funded clinical and pre-clinical trials investigating muscle recovery following musculoskeletal injury as well as muscle quality during aging and chronic illness. This effort includes a strong research agenda that incorporates a multidisciplinary approach that is dedicated to enhancing physical function with an emphasis on muscle quality, muscle progenitor cell cross-talk and genetic and pharmacological strategies. The primary obligations of this position are to National Institutes of Health-funded trials including data collection, sample analysis, interpretation and manuscript preparation.

The successful candidate for this position must have a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) in biomedical science, physiology, or other related field with at least three years’ postdoctoral research experience. Additionally, the candidate should have experience with rodent skeletal muscle contractile/mechanical testing, experience with skeletal muscle morphological and molecular analysis, prior experience analyzing and interpreting large data sets, proficiency in primary cell culture techniques, with strong effective verbal and written communication skills. 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 Center for Muscle Biology. This position will be a 12-month appointment with the 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. Additional information describing the Center for Muscle Biology is located at Questions should be directed to the search committee chair,

Christopher Fry, Ph.D., College of Health Sciences, Department of Athletic Training and Clinical Nutrition, Wethington Building, Room 210A, 900 S Limestone, Lexington, KY 40536-0200, at phone (859) 562-2522 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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