Job Title Associate or Professor in Injury Prevention and/or Epidemiology
Requisition Number FE02768
Department Name 7P170:DEPT OF EPIDEMIOLOGY
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Faculty
Position Time Status Full-Time
Tenure Track Status Tenure Track
PhD, DrPH, MD, ScD, DEng, or equivalent terminal degree in public health or
closely related discipline with a focus on injury prevention, occupational
health, or similar field.
Required Related Experience
Demonstrated ability in research and teaching in injury prevention,
occupational health, or similar field.
The College of Public Health's Department of Epidemiology and Environmental
Health is seeking a Professor or Associate Professor to pursue injury-related
research and practice both individually and in collaboration with other
faculty members. Responsibilities also include educational advising to
students and serving on Master's and doctoral committees. This position
requires working relationships with faculty in other departments within the
College and University, medical residents, and students. The selected
candidate will serve on appropriate committees and professional organizations
on a regional or national level, and appropriate College of Public Health,
University and department committees.
This position will also have an administrative appointment as Associate
Director of the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center. In
coordination with the College of Public Health's Dean, the Kentucky
Commissioner for Public Health, and the KIPRC Director, the KIPRC Associate
Director will support multidisciplinary injury surveillance and prevention
research and practice.. These initiatives include epidemiological, social, and
economic research related to the prevention and control of injuries in
pediatric and adult populations.
The successful candidate will be expected to: 1) establish and maintain a
strong record of collaborative research, extramural funding, and publication
in the area of injury prevention; 2) contribute to the mission of the College
of Public Health through active participation in the Kentucky Injury
Prevention and Research Center as the associate director; 3) participate in
the teaching and mentoring of public health students; 4) gain broad awareness
of KIPRC's grant and contract-funded activities; and 5) inform the
development, implementation, and evaluation of state and national injury
prevention programs and policies. The KIPRC Associate Director will also be
expected to participate on the KIPRC leadership team, providing input on KIPRC
operational and programmatic decision-making; cultivate relationships with
diverse external stakeholders to identify opportunities for collaboration and
community engagement; and collaborate on the preparation of periodic KIPRC
operational and fiscal reports.
Qualified individuals with a research interest in pediatric injury prevention
are especially encouraged to apply, as well as clinicians with research
activities in this area. Opportunities for joint or primary appointments in
other academic departments (including the Department of Pediatrics, College
of Medicine) would be available for appropriate candidates. Physicians with
clinical activities and related research interests are encouraged to apply.
Qualified applicants must also be familiar with regional and national efforts
in occupational health and/or injury prevention, and should have experience
dealing with occupational health and/or injury prevention issues as they apply
to public agencies and private institutions.
Please include a CV and cover letter along with application. The cover letter
needs to include statements of the applicant's research, teaching, service,
and administrative experience. Please include how you address inclusivity and
diversity within these statements. The position will remain open until filled;
however, applications received by June 15, 2022, will receive priority
consideration. Inquiries may be directed to the search committee chair: Dr.
Julia Costich, email@example.com
Given the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to protect our university community
including our students, staff, faculty and visitors, the University of
Kentucky is requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires prior to starting
employment. Therefore, as of October 18, 2021, all new hires prior to their
first day of employment must submit appropriate documentation showing, i)
completion of the first vaccination against COVID-19, or ii) completion of
the full vaccination series against COVID-19, or iii) approved exemption
(medical contraindications or a sincerely held religious belief) through the
formal exemption process from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For those
employees who have completed the first vaccination against COVID-19 prior to
their first day of employment, the second vaccination (if applicable) must
be completed following the vaccination recommended schedule to be considered
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
This position requires a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in
oral, written, and electronic media with a wide variety of audiences, and
demonstrated ability to collaborate with a variety of individuals in
professional and policy making positions.
Other skills include: ability to relate with internal and external
constituencies of the University involved in related disciplines,
interpersonal skills in communicating with a wide variety of professionals
within and outside the University, and a good base of knowledge and ability
for supervising students. Qualified applicants must possess the organizational
skills necessary for managing injury prevention research and/or projects.
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? Yes
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
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.
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Given the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to protect our university community including our students, staff, faculty and visitors, the University of Kentucky is requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires prior to starting employment. Therefore, as of October 18, 2021, all new hires prior to their first day of employment, must submit appropriate documentation showing, i) completion of the first vaccination against COVID-19, or ii) completion of the full vaccination series against COVID-19, or iii) approved exemption (medical contraindications or a sincerely held religious belief) through the formal exemption process from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For those employees who have completed the first vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment, the second vaccination (if applicable) must be completed following the vaccination recommended schedule to be considered fully vaccinated. I understand that I will be obligated to comply with the new COVID-19 vaccination requirement prior to starting employment at the University of Kentucky.
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