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Job ID: 221468

Professor, College of Nursing
University of Kentucky

Date Posted Sep. 15, 2023
Title Professor, College of Nursing
University University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professor
  • Nursing - General
The College of Nursing at the University of Kentucky invites exceptional candidates to apply for a full Professor role with an endowed professorship in a tenure-eligible, 12-month Regular Title Series position. We are seeking candidates who use innovative approaches to address important and challenging problems in all aspects of nursing science. We are particularly interested in applicants with expertise in community-engaged research, environmental exposures, disaster resilience/climate and health, tobacco control, lung health, and/or health policy research.

This senior scientist role will engage with and provide leadership to at least one of these dynamic centers at the University of Kentucky: 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.

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; teach and mentor at the graduate and/or undergraduate levels; actively participate in service to the university and the profession; and promote a diverse and inclusive community of faculty, staff, trainees, and students.

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 includes some of the brightest and most innovative scholars in the discipline. 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 (, UK-CARES | 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 work-life 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 visit:

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.

Confidential inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin in mid-October and continue until the position is filled. We anticipate a start date on or after January 1, 2024, and this position is based in Lexington, KY. This search is being lead by the University's internal Executive Search Team. For more information, please contact Mary Beth Bracken at or Andrew Eiferman at .

Application Materials should include the following:
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter summarizing your relevant experience.
  • Names, addresses, email address and telephone numbers for three to five references (references will not be contacted without candidate approval; Upload as Specific Request 1).

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