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Assistant or Associate Professor in Gerontology
University of Kentucky

Date Posted Dec. 17, 2018
Title Assistant or Associate Professor in Gerontology
University University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate Professor
    Assistant Professor
  • Geriatrics

The College of Public Health at the University of Kentucky is seeking a faculty member who’s focus will be on interdisciplinary research to expand and deepen understanding of the characteristics of aging and factors that limit or enhance the quality of life of older adults and those who care for them. Of particular interest is addressing "long-term care" from the broad point of view that this encompasses care at home through the continuum of care to an institutionalized setting. This position will be expected to develop an innovative externally-funded program of research to complement existing areas of expertise in long-term care, community outreach, life-course and environmental perspectives on aging and older adults. Preference will be given to candidates who are able to teach courses that integrate content of health disparities and issues affecting racial, ethnic, and geographically diverse populations. Other activities will include engaging in collaborative interdisciplinary research, mentoring doctoral students, contributing to an emergent emphasis on undergraduate education, and participating in the instructional and service missions of the Graduate Center for Gerontology and the College of Public Health.

Specific Requirements include:

  • Develop or maintain research grant applications and respond to other funding opportunities
  • Develop or maintain a program of externally funded research.
  • Perform independent and collaborative research.
  • Publish and present research findings.
  • Provide graduate and undergraduate level instruction.
  • Mentor and advise Ph.D. students
  • Advise MPH, Graduate Certificate students, undergraduate students, and others when appropriate.

Please include the following required documents with your application:

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Research Statement (upload under Specific Request 1)
  • Teaching Statement (upload under Specific Request 2)

Questions may be directed to: John Watkins, PhD ( or Beth Hunter, PhD (, search committee co-chairs. Applications will be reviewed beginning January 30th, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

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