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Job ID: 226849

Associate or Professor, College of Nursing
University of Kentucky

Date Posted Dec. 5, 2023
Title Associate or Professor, College of Nursing
University University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date July 2024
  • Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Nursing - General
    Community Health
The College of Nursing at the University of Kentucky invites exceptional candidates to apply for a full-time, 12-month Regular Title Series, tenure-eligible position, open rank of Associate or full professor with a possible endowed professorship. We anticipate a start date on or after July 1, 2024, but may consider an earlier start date. This position is based in Lexington, KY. We seek candidates who use innovative approaches to address important and challenging problems in all aspects of nursing science. We are particularly interested in applicants with experience or interest in cancer prevention and control, lung health, and/or tobacco control. We are also interested in those with experience or interest in environmental exposures and/or disaster resilience/climate and health. Research start-up fundsare negotiable for this Regular Title Series faculty position.

The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of grantsmanship and productivity in health-related research, a commitment to education, and collaborative, community-engaged research/scholarship. The successful candidate may teach at the graduate and/or undergraduate levels; actively participate in service to the university and the profession; and promote inclusive excellence among faculty, staff, trainees, and students. The prevailing candidate will be an intellectual leader in the field with high emotional intelligence, ambitious vision, collegial style, and the energy to inspire other nursing researchers and their collaborators. This role will serve as a primary researcher and mentor for early stage and mid-career scientists in the college, related Centers, and other UK colleges.

The College of Nursing is committed to providing world-class education and conducting novel research with University of Kentucky students and community partners. Our faculty include some of the brightest and most innovative scholars in the discipline. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to engage with at least one of these dynamic centers at the University of Kentucky: 1) Bridging Research Efforts and Advocacy Toward Healthy Environments (BREATHE); UK Center for Appalachian Research in Environmental Sciences (UK-CARES), an environmental health sciences core center; and AppalTRuST, a tobacco regulatory science center. We invite you to learn more about the College of Nursing, BREATHE, and UK-CARES by visiting College of Nursing | see blue (, About BREATHE | Breathe (, UKCARES Center for Appalachian Research in Environmental Science | University of Kentucky College of Medicine (, respectively.

Employment at UK is subject to fund availability and comes with diverse rewards, focusing on your total well-being and career development, with leadership striving to provide a strong worklife integration. The university generously contributes to employees’ retirement plans, medical coverage, and life insurance. In addition, UK offers optional benefits such as dental and vision insurance, additional retirement plans and much more. To learn more about these benefits, please

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Preferred Education/Experience
• A PhD or Doctoral degree in nursing is preferred or a doctoral degree in associated field with a master’s degree in nursing.
• A strong record of collaborative extramural research, education, scholarship, and service to the profession commensurate with appointment as professor with tenure in an area of specialization offered by the College.
• An externally funded research trajectory as PI for appointment as Professor

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