Assistant or Associate Professor of Health Promotion

University of Kentucky

United States

August 17, 2021


Posting Details Job Title Assistant or Associate Professor of Health Promotion

Requisition Number FE02412 Working Title Department Name 8G040:Kinesiology - Health Promotion Work Location Lexington, KY Type of Position Faculty Position Time Status Full-Time Tenure Track Status Tenure Track Required Education

Earned doctorate in health promotion or health education or appropriate specialization

Required Related Experience


Required License/Registration/Certification

CHES certification is desirable.

Job Summary

The Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion within the College of Education at the University of Kentucky is seeking candidates for an advanced assistant or associate professor position (tenure eligible) in Health Promotion, effective January or August 2022. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.


The selected candidate will be expected to be actively committed to our department vision and mission by pursuing excellence in teaching, research and scholarship, and service. Successful candidates will be expected to teach graduate and/or undergraduate health promotion courses and provide leadership experience in the health promotion unit. Courses taught may include undergraduate courses in Introduction to Health Education and Health Promotion , Community Organizing in Health Promotion , Program Planning, or other health education/health promotion courses as assigned. Possible graduate courses might include Foundations of Health Promotion , Behavior Change and Health Promotion , Program Planning , Health Coaching , or other graduate courses as assigned.

The candidate would also be expected to develop and maintain an active research agenda, showcasing a strong record of academic scholarship as demonstrated by an independent research trajectory, peer-reviewed research publications, and the ability to secure extramural research funding.

The candidate would advise and mentor masters and doctoral students in the health promotion program; provide support for the undergraduate non-teacher certified health promotion major and minor programs as well as the health promotion teacher education program.

The college particularly welcomes candidates with knowledge, skills and abilities that include:

  • Commitment to diversity and university initiatives supportive of diversity and inclusion.
  • Interest in participating in student-centered service activities.
  • Desire to apply expertise in promoting community and civic engagement with the College's many community partners.
  • Required Qualifications:

  • An earned research doctorate in health promotion, health education, or a public health-related field before the employment start date;
  • A commitment to and record of successful college or university teaching excellence in areas related to health promotion, health education, community health, or public health;
  • A strong record of academic scholarship as demonstrated by peer-reviewed research publications and the ability to secure extramural research funding;
  • A commitment to and experience mentoring student research and career development;
  • Potential for or history of active service participation and/or leadership roles in campus, community, and professional organizations.
  • The successful candidate must be able to work collegially and effectively with faculty, staff, and students with diverse racial/ethnic, cultural, gender, age, ability, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Preferred Qualifications:

    Experience teaching online and hybrid courses using web-based course management systems; experience as undergraduate or graduate program director/coordinator; experience with K-12 health education/teaching or school partnerships; experience working and engaging in research with culturally and linguistically diverse communities; a strong interdisciplinary and collaborative research record; experience working in a multicultural setting; possession of the CHES® or MCHES®.

    Applications: Candidates must apply through the UK Jobs portal. Applications should include a cover letter specifying qualifications, fit with the department/college, and a description of research agenda and how it reflects diversity, equity, & inclusion efforts (upload under Cover Letter); current curriculum vita (upload under Curriculum Vita); up to three representative publications (upload under Specific Request 1); copies of student evaluations of the candidate's teaching if available (upload under Specific Request 2); and full contact information for three professional references who are familiar with candidate's work (upload under Specific Request 3).

    Application reviews will begin September 1, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Melinda Ickes ( or Dr. Kenneth Tyler (, Search Committee Co-Chairs.

    The University of Kentucky offers several entities on campus to facilitate teaching, research, and service to support equity across the Commonwealth and beyond (e.g., Education and Civil Rights Initiative in collaborative with the NAACP, the UK MLK Center, Center for the Enhancement of Learning, & Teaching; Center for Equality & Social Justice).

    For relevant information about the KHP Department, visit the following websites: University of Kentucky (https:// www.; College of Education (https://; Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion (https://

    Skills / Knowledge / Abilities Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No Preferred Education/Experience

    Preference will be given to those with previous experience in college teaching, student advising, research, grant writing, K-12 teaching or school partnerships, professional service, and experience and research in culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

    Deadline to Apply Open Until Filled Yes University Community of Inclusion

    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.

    Posting Specific Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Where did you first see this position advertised, other than on the UK Jobs system?
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
  • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
  • Registry of Diverse and Strategic Faculty
  • Academic Keys
  • Latinos in Higher Education
  • A colleague, friend, and/or family member
  • None of the above
  • Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vita
  • Cover Letter
  • Specific Request 1
  • Optional Documents

  • Specific Request 2
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