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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 in the Sports Medicine Research Institute (SMRI) is seeking a full-time (12-months) non-tenure eligible, Research Title faculty member at rank determined by qualifications, to begin employment at Camp LeJeune, NC on July 1, 2022.

We are looking for a motivated individual who can contribute to an ongoing research agenda and associated funded department of defense work investigating the consequences of musculoskeletal injuries. This effort includes a strong research agenda that incorporates a multidisciplinary approach and is dedicated to injury prevention and musculoskeletal health, rehabilitation, and human performance. We are requesting this faculty position to serve as a Research Title Assistant Professor that will have primary obligations with a Department of Defense funded study operating out of Camp Lejeune, NC. The activities shall be limited to performance of research in rehabilitation sciences focused on performance optimization under the SMRI. This person will be expected to assist in fulfilling the research objectives of the SMRI, to collaborate with other departmental and college faculty, and to together as part of a multidisciplinary research team of faculty, staff, graduate student researchers, postdocs on the assigned research responsibilities. The anticipated effort for this position is 95% Research/Scholarship and 5% Service.

Required Qualifications
1) minimum of MS or other degree in Sports Medicine-related area of study (PT, ATC, Exercise Physiology) from an accredited institution of higher education
2) Preferred experience or familiarity with military

Candidates should apply online with a curriculum vita, letter of interest and other specific requests listed on the employment website. Questions should be directed to the search committee chair, Nick Heebner, Ph.D., College of Health Sciences, Department of Athletic Training and Clinical Nutrition, 720 Sports Center Drive, 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 http://www.uky.eduUniversity's website and see for yourself what makes UK the perfect place to work, which includes a comprehensive benefits package (

We welcome candidates with interests in workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion. 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 and the College 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.

As an Equal Opportunity Action Employer, we strive to foster a community in which individuals of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. 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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