The University of Kentucky is currently seeking applications for an Assistant Professor, regular title series, 12-month appointment period, in the Department of Health Management and Policy. Department faculty maintain a robust teaching agenda in the college’s academic programs, which include the Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Health Administration (MHA), the Doctor of Philosophy in Epidemiology and Biostatistics (PhD), the Doctor of Philosophy in Health Services Research (PhD), and a college-wide Bachelor of Public Health (BPH) degree. The anticipated start date is early 2023.
The primary responsibilities of this position are aligned with the College and University missions of research, teaching, and service. The successful candidate will contribute to a growing faculty research capacity in health services research and health policy, submit research proposals to secure extramural funding support for their research, publish research findings, and prepare for a position of national leadership in the field. Teaching responsibilities will include core and/or elective courses in the College of Public Health MPH, BPH, PhD in Health Services Research, and/or MHA degree programs. The service component will include disseminating, translating and applying scientific knowledge for use by academic, clinical, administrative, and policy decision-makers in Kentucky and beyond, and for use by the patients and populations affected by these decisions. The anticipated distribution of effort is Research/Scholarly Activity 65%; Teaching 30%; Service/Professional Development 5%. Faculty distribution of effort is negotiated annually with the department chair and adjusted as needed.Faculty are eligible for a generous benefits package, including health, dental, and vision insurance.
Applicants should submit a cover letter outlining interest in the position, as well as research, teaching, and service experience, along with a current curriculum vitae. Please also include the names and contact information for at least three individuals who can serve as professional references when prompted in the application. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references; however, references will not be contacted without the candidate’s consent.Inquiries may be directed to search committee chair Julia Costich, at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org@uky.edu. Applications will be reviewed immediately and the position 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.